Help support an elderly person and maintain an urban permaculture house in Falcon, near Perth, Australia



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    Falcon is a suburb of Mandurah situated 80 kms from Perth. The urban home is less than 500 metres walk (250 direct) to the beach. It is an old beach suburb with large house blocks and large trees so you can hear the birds. The Peel region offers great nature areas short drives away including the Lane Pool Reserve in the Dwellingup Forest. (Treetop adventures, Zip lining, river tranquility etc). Although Mandurah is a city it still resembles a country town in some ways. The waterways are unique.

    If you would like to enjoy the beginning of Spring between the beach and the RAMSAY listed Peel Estuary (bird life, hides, dolphins, kayak paddling) with modern comfort for work exchange this might be for you. Spend the mornings before the sea breeze exploring the aqua blue bays and coastal reef areas. Surfing, swimming, snorkelling and fishing are popular here. Work times can be flexible and work around the weather and enjoyment of life.

    My mother is a fairly fit 91 year old with some memory loss. She loves doing craft, playing scrabble, cuddling her poodle and going for walks in nature. She prefers someone else to cook her main meal but can still take care of her own needs.

    Hopefully the garden will only need a bit of nurturing but if you are keen to learn or practice permaculture methods there is always plenty to do. I have a few projects lined up including a wetland area adjoining the pond.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Aide à la maison

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Permaculture - Join me as I experiment with all things Permaculture in an urban environment. I have converted my mother's place to an edible forest (an ongoing process).

    Surf culture - I surf on a stand up paddle and love the beach.

    Environmental volunteer - I am involved with environmental groups and clean-ups of the coast. I am currently offering "Connecting with Nature in nature" workshops.

  • Aide


    Any or all of the list will be required over a few months.

    Garden - permaculture principles preferred but not essential. Will be removing Buffalo grass, or layering over to create gardens, creating compost piles, raising seedlings, erect wicking beds (either convert IBC's or make), planting fruit trees etc

    House - painting, renovate bathrooms, remove some floor tiles and replace with timber like tiles/planks, general tidy up and bring to life - bring joy and happiness.

    Structural - Under the guidance of licensed builder (or if you have license in Australia) remove section of roof over carport and convert northern aspect of house to solar passive (add windows).

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Double bedroom with ensuite shower (toilet in adjoining garage) . Microwave and bar fridge for your private food needs is also in the large garage. Adjoining sitting room has a desk for a laptop. My mother uses the main bathroom and toilet and I have an upstairs 'parent retreat'. I will be away some of the time.
    The work exchange can include meals. I am open to discussing this.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our place is walking distance to beach, a sports oval, tennis courts, & is a longer walk or cycling distance to cafes, shops, surf breaks and family recreation area beach (Falcon). The RAMSAY listed estuary has many walking trails & many allow bicycles. The bus goes down our street and connects to the train station connecting you to Perth.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Prefer 3 hours per day/evening 5 days a week but flexible - at least 5 days.

N° de référence hôte : 622543317492