Help with building or growing food on our organic farm in the Adelaide Hills, Australia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Latest update - looking for someone to complete pruning the orchard, or a builder/carpenter/handyperson to help build a hothouse, stone walls or landscaping!

    We are Chris and Britt!! We have a beautiful little sustainable farm surrounded by native forest and apple and cherry orchards. Yum! We live here with a goose, a pet python, chooks and a couple of nice house spiders. We like reading, drinking tea, and cooking and eating the food we harvest. That means mostly vegetarian food.

    Chris has spent most of his life working in conservation biology and has traveled to many countries, including two years in Wadi Rum in Jordan working on the reintroduction of Arabian Oryx.

    Brittany has worked in landscaping and conservation and is now studying ecology and is very knowledgeable on native plants here.

    We are putting our efforts into our beautiful patch of earth. Starting in 2013 with a very neglected old organic apple orchard and a cute cottage, we have now rescued 2 acres of old apple orchard from a sea of blackberry bushes and have planted 41 other fruit trees and a big vegetable garden. We have solar power, rainwater tanks and are making the house energy efficient. We bottle, dry and preserve many foods - fruit, juice, mushrooms, olives, pickles etc and try to be self-reliant.

    Anyhow, we appreciate help on the farm looking after the trees and vegetable garden, doing landscaping, building, planting, beekeeping and lots more! We want people who are genuinely interested in sustainable living. This place is about sustainability, if that isn't your thing then you might find it hard - If you prefer bottled water to rainwater, and packaged food to food from the garden, then it might not suit you. :O)

    There are no city lights, no traffic noise or barking dogs here. You can go on walks in the forest nearby and around neighboring farms. We have a wood fire for winter, a fine veranda for sitting and contemplating in the morning sun and a hammock to put in the trees to escape the summer heat. There are wineries up the road to visit. This really is some of the most idyllic countryside you can imagine.

    It is very, very peaceful here, and if you like to retreat from a busy world, this is the place to do it. We are both often out during the day on week days so you will have it all to yourself then. You need to be a self starter and yes, that does include getting yourself out of bed.

    We like listening to music and reading. We don't watch television but love movies. We make home-brewed beer, bottle and dry fruit and collect mushrooms. We like good conversation and listening to travel stories and life stories. We can laugh at most things, mostly keep busy and really love living here. So will you.

    For those who don't know how the calendar works; RED means no availability that month, YELLOW means "part availability" i.e. partly full or not much need for volunteers at that time and GREEN means volunteers are probably needed! :O)

    Please be prepared to make a reasonable contribution to the farmwork. We think 25 hours a week is a fair thing, and sometimes it is hot or wet, but the tasks still has to get done. If you put in extra effort, you will be rewarded!

    We now can provide internet access!

    If you have got this far, please mention goose in your email so we know you have gone to the trouble to read this, and you know what the deal is. Thanks!

    "Though much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. "
    Lord Alfred Tennyson

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Chris has traveled to 25 countries, lived in every State in Australia, been a lawyer, truck driver, mine worker, park manager and wildlife ecologist. Chris volunteers in the local volunteer fire brigade and is an elected representative on the Adelaide Hills Council.

    Britt has been a kitchen hand, truck driver, landscaper, bush carer and is currently studying Ecology at Adelaide University. Britt also is in the local volunteer fire brigade.

    As for sustainable living, you can learn about collecting and storing rainwater, growing fruit and vegetables organically, composting, pruning, harvesting, drying and bottling fruit without preservatives, bee keeping, making stuff, basic mechanics, plumbing, cutting and storing firewood, cooking and minimal disturbance bush care. Probably a few other things.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    There are many things to do!
    We are particularly looking for people that can do the following tasks: help in the house, bottle fruit, mow the orchard, garden, do bee-keeping, landscaping (leveling, creating water features for frogs and birds, etc), paving, stone walls, painting the house, vegetable gardening, fruit picking and pruning or shed stuff! We want to build an extension on the house; any builders out there?

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Arabic: Principiante
    Indonesian: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We have two spare rooms in a small house. There are lovely places to camp if you like.

    PLEASE be aware that we are reliant on rainwater so economy with water is very important, especially from October to April. So, you must be good at having short showers, not leaving the tap running unnecessarily etc. Just sensible water use really, but not for some people it seems...... :O)

    Oh yes, this does mean you will be drinking rainwater. Yes, the stuff from the sky, people, and no, it is not 'treated'. It is beautiful and clear and much cleaner than the stuff that has passed through ten other people, run off agricultural land or come out of industrial estates and been through what passes for water purification. If you think you can’t drink rainwater, well what hope is there?

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is a lot of forest for hiking here. The nearest bus stop to Adelaide is 5km away and the nearest town is 11km, so you can't easily get to and from the farm without grabbing a lift with us (which is not too hard to arrange!). It is very relaxing here and you will need to enjoy the quiet to like it here. There is no TV but we have lots of birds and a beautiful environment to enjoy. There is a wildlife park 13km away with tame kangaroos, koalas etc. We have plenty of good books that are worth reading, take one onto the veranda.

  • 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 here to choose from and very nice locations

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours, 5 days maximum

With the mighty Komodo Dragon!
Connie from UK
A regular visitor.
Janina from Finland
Brown Tree Snake
Making a hügel bed.

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: 995524671246