We live on 36 beautiful acres 5 minutes from the iconic village of Nimbin in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
We are escapees from the rat race that is Sydney. We moved to live surrounded by nature and to have some space to raise our children.
Bart works from home and Cat is a full time mum to our two children, aged five and three.
There are many interesting and unusual subtropical fruit and nut trees scattered all around our place. In fact we haven't found them all yet.
We are into healthy eating although we do have the odd relapse now and then. We are not vegetarian but can accommodate vegetarians however we are unable to host vegans, we have tried previously and it has not worked out well. We don't have TV although we do have netflix. Our Internet connection is good.
There is a pool and even an outdoor spa if we have sufficient water. We are 3.8km out of Nimbin so walking is certainly an option and hitching is quite usual in the area. There is also a bike if you like to ride. We will be more than willing to give you a lift whenever we are headed to town.
Bricolage et projets de construction
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
Aide à la maison
S’occuper des animaux
Come and experience the Australian bush in our subtropical paradise. You will have the opportunity to be part of our family while you stay and be involved in day to day life.
We are very interested in permaculture and are slowly applying permaculture principles to our land. This is a long and ongoing project that will take many years.
We have chooks and our first two cows.We have recently finished a large vegetable garden. Nimbin holds it's Mardigrass festival in May (canceled this year).
You will also have ample opportunity to explore the local region with it's array of market days and it's colourful locals.
The city of Lismore is 30 minutes drive away and the coast with it's beautiful beaches only an hour. The famous Byron bay is just over an hours drive.
There are many great swimming holes and waterfalls in the local area that you can visit in your spare time.
If you are staying in Byron Bay there is the "grass hoppers" bus that runs daily from Byron to Nimbin for $20. There are also other bus options running from Lismore and Murwillumbah as well as the Gold coast. Of course we are happy to pick you up from Nimbin.
There are so many projects we'd like help with it's hard to list them all.
Land care, helping with irrigation installation to assisting renovation around the house as well as some house work and or cooking. Currently we need help with clearing, gardening, looking after animals. Most of we have on at the moment is hard physical work or requires building skills.
There are cows and chooks to feed, their pen to improve, animal systems to develop, paddocks to mow, building work on our cabin, concreting of paths, the list goes on.
Entertaining our two children is also something we are always willing to accept help with.
There are so many projects we are sure to be able to find something that suits your skills and interests.
Normally you would stay in a spare room in our house and share kitchen and bathroom facilities with us.
Because of the arrival of our third child this is not practical at the moment.
We would like to still consider helping people who are finding it difficult during this time.
What we can offer is limited. There is a small cabin that you can use instead. It is very very basic, Cat calls it a "shack" and perhaps that is a better description. we are looking to renovate it further. It provides accommodation separate from the main house. Be warned the roof does leak in heavy rain but not over the bed :). We would especially welcome someone with building skills that could help fix it up. It would need a good clean out and is home to many spiders at the moment. We have had workawayers stay there in the past. In fact one German guy lived there for six months. We would be more than happy to skype you and show it to you prior to your arrival to ensure there are no surprises.
You would share kitchen and bathroom facilities in the main house.
Of course there is also the option for you to pitch your own tent anywhere you like on our land if that is more your thing. We can also provide a tent if that helps.
Breakfast and lunch is help yourself from food we provide. Evening meals are shared with the family and we expect you contribute to either the cooking or cleaning up at the evening meal.
Also although we normaly cator for vegetarians we would find it a bit harder than normal at the moment. This means if you are vegetarian you would need to do most of your cooking yourself with food we provide.
We have young kids so things are pretty crazy almost all the time. You would need to be comfortable with this. They can be pretty feisty.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
WIFI is good although no dedicated office space to use. Plenty of places to hang out.
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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