Mode de vie durable, agriculture bio, permaculture, marché local, Hamelin Bay, Australie-Occidentale

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  • Description

    Description

    WA's borders are only partially closed now.., so it's a little easier to come here.
    I am seeking helpers from anywhere within Western Australia.., if you can lawfully get here and you're Covid free..., you will be most welcome. If you're looking for somewhere special to stay for awhile.., and learn about why WA is so special, this is as good a place an any and better than most !!
    Spring is about to be sprung and it's time to get to work here in my organic Veggie gardens and orchard..., and YES PLEASE, I will welcome all helpers here ! ..., and If you choose to come and help ME here, I can offer a totally unique Australian bush experience. I'm a mature guy(64) living mostly alone on a beautiful and quiet coastal farm. I prefer independent, creative, interesting and authentic people to find their way to this place. Usually when people come and help me here..., I can help them find work in the local area..

    There are a lots of differing chores here; weeding(gardens/orchards), collecting seaweed at the local boat ramp(full of minerals and trace elements), picking up sticks, raking up leaves and making piles. Maybe some painting and/or rendering) ? Cutting and storing fire wood(cooking and heating energy for winter), making jams, sauces , preserves etc...., occasional house cleaning..., and blah blah blah..., almost everything is negotiable.
    If you're interested in visiting and helping out.., please send a message.

    This farm is located on the South West corner of Australia where 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.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    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.

  • Aide

    Aide

    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.

  • Languages

    Langues parlées
    English: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    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.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Plenty of space....,

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Well managed dogs are ok here...,

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

Jimmy and Ernie keep watch from on top of a compost pile !



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