Sustainable living systems, organic gardening, permaculture, sourcing everything locally at Hamelin Bay, Western Australia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello there..., Here is an update as of 13/12/2021: Here, we've just survived a very serious bushfire. Personally, as a volunteer in the local Karridale fire brigade I've spent most of the last 5 days working on containment lines. It's such a 'huge' relief for me as the edge of the burnt forest extends to right outside my driveway. I feel so relieved that we saved my property but also so sad to see all the devastation in the forest across the road.
    However..., now it's time to get back to work on my place. So if you're travelling in the South West of Western Australia and looking for a special place in the Margaret River area to stay and help out, please consider coming here. Considering the devastation across the road it's an oasis here and I am seeking helpers here now. The tasks vary from...., collecting sticks, raking leaves, weeding in the orchard and veggie garden, helping me with firewood collection. All jobs are not difficult and almost everything is negotiable. If you're interested please send a message with any questions..., and I'll send you my mobile no - so we can chat.

    Passing travellers are be most welcome and I can offer a special Aussie bush experience for people staying and helping here. It's now Spring and during 'free' time, I can sometimes take helpers fishing, diving, surfing or just exploring hidden local 4WD locations. If helpers are interested in cooking there is the opportunity to pick 'in season' vegetables and herbs from my garden.

    I'm a mature guy who lives mostly alone, but many interesting friends and family stop by and stay on this beautiful and quiet coastal farm. I prefer independent, creative, authentic people to find their way to this place..., preferably with some interest and/experience in Permaculture, organic growing and sustainability. Creatives especially welcome.


    This farm is located on the South West corner of Australia and I grow most of my own fruit and vegetable needs..., occasionally I go fishing (for protein). Beside this land is a tall forest National Park with many biking and walking trails..., and from here you can walk to the beautiful long, white sandy beaches of Hamelin Bay. The weather here is always mild..., we never receive 'extreme weather events' that the East Coast of Australia receives ! This land is blessed with a 'winter' stream flowing through the middle..., and for 6 months of the year, there is a small lake with Canadian canoe. It's heaven here for kangaroos, emus, possums, eagles, parrots, turtles etc etc and many other native animals..., all roaming and flying freely and safely. There bare also 6 bee hives located around the property..., these bees have particularly docile DNA.

    I've built my home here with local stone and sustainably sourced timber, plus some hard wood I've milled from this land. I have grid connected solar power(a hybrid system), solar hot water system..., 2 satellite dishes provide me with internet and TV coverage. There's a large evolving organic vegetable garden plus 35 fruit/nut trees. During Summer many different people come to stay here on different parts of this land...., friends, family and random travellers, walking groups..., I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world..., as I am also a traveller...., pretty much all positive happy people are welcome here.

    (1) It's much better if you have your own vehicle to visit here, so you can get around more easily.
    (2) Sometimes..., I can help out with herbs and fruit and vegetables from the garden.
    (3) I usually ask for 2 to 3 hours help for every night you stay here(6 days a week)..., in exchange for somewhere to stay, access to clean toilets and hot rainwater shower..., there's plenty of places available to make a nice camp if you prefer to stay in your camper van or similar ?
    (4) You will need to speak and understand English well - we all need to understand each other..., it's all about your safety while you stay and help here ;-)
    (5) If you're vegan or vegetarian..., you'll have to prepare your own food.
    (6) We will need to have a conversation before you can arrive here...., send me a message first
    (7) I welcome hearing from the mature travellers out there..., who have skills, experience and humour to share.

    Play Time..., It's not all work here.., relaxing and playtime is important. Visitors and helpers are always welcome to join me if I travel somewhere 'off the property'. This can be any one of a number of things - 4WD trips to remote coastal areas, trips into town or visiting local friends. In this area you can play in, on, under or by the ocean..., there's surfing(I can teach you !), fishing/diving, beach walking, making sandcastles...., paddling a SUP..., simply exploring the coastline or forest ! I love beachcombing - looking for inspiration and driftwood(in my spare time I make things using driftwood, metal and recycled aged timber).
    I like to cook, share food and recipes with visitor/helpers. I would like to learn some 'raw' food or vegan methods..., can anyone help me with that ? It's possible to really get out in the bush here(it's just outside my door ;-)). There's walking or riding mountain bikes in the forests(lots of trails)...., practice yoga on the outdoor platform...., chill out..., reading(or snoozing) in a swaying hammock..., under the peppermint trees...., now that's what I call 'dynamic meditation' ;-)
    My mantra is - "you're never too old to play like a child" ..., make of that what you will.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I can share whatever I know of permaculture, organic gardening, sustainable living, natural building etc etc..., also have some knowledge of fishing, diving, surfing, working with timber and metal, sustainable construction, off road driving, survival and remote area camping...., and blah blah more. I would be good if helpers visiting here bring their own set of skills and knowledge to share. I welcome people with open hearts, minds, humour and good energy....., people who value protecting and enhancing the land we live on..., and the animals we share the land with.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    I welcome enquiries from people interested in...., sustainable living systems, organic food growing, permaculture, creating things.., etc etc
    If you think you would like to stay and help out here..., and have any questions ?...., please send me a message.

    - I have a dream of building a small cabin(10mx6m), with whatever local and salvaged materials I can find - 2nd hand doors & windows, timber, stone, mud, straw bale, coloured metal roofing. I have much stored and stacked here already. I'm dreaming it will be a solar powered, rain water fed, wood heated and with a generous verandah. People with alternative building skills and/or experience, ideas, creative energies etc..., please make contact.

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Mainly shaded camp sites around this property..., although there is a self contained caravan(trailer home)...., both have good access to toilets and rain water showers.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    This farm is just 6 km from Hamelin Bay, 18 km north from Augusta, 30 km south from Margaret River and 14 km west of the Blackwood River. It has a stream flowing through the middle..., there are many private clearings where travellers can make a camp(I can provide some camping equipment). We are located right beside a tall forest National Park and from here it's possible to take a walk through the forest to some special white sand beaches. I've hosted helpers here for more than 15 years now via other sites and now Workaway.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Plenty of space....,

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Well managed dogs are ok here...,

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    2 hours x 6 days (max 12 hours/week-with food provided)

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)







Número de referencia de anfitrión: 319832949986