Building self sufficiency adjacent to Ku-ring-gai National Park and Pittwater on Broken Bay, Australia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Available for fully vaccinated only.

    Heather and I have recently returned from 13 years living in Europe and need help getting the house and garden into shape. We live 30 km from the center of Sydney on the edge of a 15,000 hectare national park with another boundary being Pittwater which is a harbour 10 km in length that joins Broken Bay. As we adjoin the national park there are brush turkeys, wallabies, echidnas. lyrebirds and possums and lots of native birds as well as our 3 chickens - Beryl, Claudine and Daphne.

    While we are close to Sydney we are insulated from city life by a stretch of water. Our little peninsula has 8 houses with a mix of young families and retired couples. People from other bays walk or boat around for social occasions or to play tennis. There are no roads to the house and access is only by water - ferry, water taxi or commuter boat.

    If you are interested in cooking (or just eating) we have distinctive Australian foods and flavours such as the Finger Lime, Warrigal greens, etc as well as the fresh produce from the kitchen garden and freshly laid eggs all on hand.

    UPDATE: February 2022: The new boatshed is almost complete - just waiting for doors and windows - before final painting and internal fitout. We have got 4 new chickens who are slowly integrating with the 3 survivors of the first group and a hive of native stingless bees - very small and stingless but good pollinators and great to watch. The kitchen garden is improving and much to do in the coming months. The native regeneration project at the back has been a lower priority while building the boatshed so needs some serious sustained effort.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We enjoy meeting and learning from people from different countries and cultures and sharing our Australian way of life.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    There is a large wallaby proof fenced kitchen garden which has been neglected and needs renovation - rebuilding garden beds and paths, weeding and pruning trees, composting and building soil quality with the aim of achieving near self sufficiency. We have established (and fruiting) avocado, mango, lemon, finger lime, macadamia and olive trees and are looking to add to this bounty. In addition there is a large garden going down to the waterfront which requires mowing, weeding etc. The house needs some painting and general maintenance - depending on your skills and experience we could tackle some basic carpentry tasks.

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    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Accommodation is either in a wonderful boatshed or in the house with a private room with a queen sized bed and exclusive use of a bathroom. We are omnivores - currently reducing our meat intake - and are happy to cook and would welcome the opportunity to share some of your favourite meals.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Getting here is easy - an express bus leaves Sydney every few minutes for the 50 minute ride to Mona Vale from where a local bus takes 10 minutes to Church Point. From there a ferry can be caught but we go "to the mainland" daily and can sometimes pick you up. On the property you can play tennis, the piano / pianola and enjoy peaceful views over the water. We also have a 30' racing yacht (an Etchell) and there may be opportunities for sailing. From the property there are numerous bushwalks and you can go swimming, fishing and paddling. Nearby there is surfing from Mona Vale or other Northern Beaches.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have NBN fibre to premises.

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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