Jo and Giri are part of a large intentional off grid community on Australia's East Coast, New South Wales,half way between Sydney and Brisbane ( about 3 hours SOUTH of Byron Bay,NSW,4 hours North of Newcastle.NSW).
We live close (5 min walk to Beach - fishing , surf) in a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by National Park with beautiful walks and canoeing.
Community activities include: , yoga,bush regeneration, community help group, weeding native regeneration group, guerilla gardening group,music jams, choir,salsa group etc.
We started with a tent 28 years ago and slowly built our house and gardens by hand with a lot of recycling. We are doing small building jobs,so any carpenters,builders/handy persons, masons,plumbers ,solar electricians would be warmly welcomed! There's plenty of handyman type jobs around the place.We need helpers to mix small batches of cement to continue our beautiful medieval stone and brick wall(inspired by earthship) ,also our waterfall and smoker around our pizza oven.You need to be fit as the work is physical and can be challenging and hard.It helps if you are used to physical work !
We also work in the surrounding grounds,vegetable garden, orchard,food forest ,weed management, harvesting, mulching , seeding and topping up hugel kultures and permaculture inspired planting...so gardeners or people interested in deep ecology, self reliant , sustainable lifestyle welcome .
Giri work background is in the arts health industry as a performer musician, creative specialist working in aged care, hospitals or community venues, speaks italian and some french and loves learning languages. Jo is a counsellor specialising in conscious parenting and NVC (Non Violent communication) .
Entire community is off grid -we use solar power.
You are welcome to eat with us (we eat a varied diet including clean meat and fish ) or you can prepare your own.
Accomodation is large caravan .
Free wifi at Community House open 24/7.
Non smoking inside.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Ayuda en una granja
Experience in; permaculture,syntropic,regenerative agriculture vegetable garden and tree maintenance,regenerative agricultural approach, building work labouring,construction skills( simple cement mixing, wall building). Harvesting,weeding ,feeding ,seeding, composting, subtropical weed and vegetable identifying, etc. Be part of a team working together, solving challenges to establish an off -grid permaculture homestead in an intentional community.
Volunteer hours vary - about 4-5 hours or less depending on the work (plus your choice organising your own hours-breaks ,morning/afternoon tea . We like to work hard and effective ( but make it varied and interesting) and have a great meal at the end of the day. We like to laugh and enjoy ourselves. Sometimes you may be working on your own. Good to have long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat for working outside, also gloves -or we can provide these items and other safety equipment as required.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
I love learning languages and cultural songs!
Variety of Accommodation; large caravan, with queen size comfortable double bed (can add a single), or hut with queen size double bed ,hammock + also other options nearby. Can cook your own simple bush kitchen too .
We live in a Community Co-operative Wildlife Sanctuary- 5 min stroll to Beach ( fishing , surf) .
We are also surrounded by National Park with beautiful walks through forest and creeks.
Community activities include: yoga, chi gong, bush regeneration, weeding native regeneration group, music jams, etc. We are surrounded by wildlife in the National Park and on the property; the surrounding bush is home to huge variety of birds, goannas, snakes ,occasional spiders ,dingoes ,possums, all sorts of bush mammals etc. Don't worry-We are still alive after many years running around barefoot!
If arriving by bus or train nearest stop on the south is URUNGA,
to the north its COFFS HARBOUR.We can pick you up in our car.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
we have wifi nbn satellite
average size caravan or van
4 hours a day, 5 days a week or less depending on the work