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Our home is 1 acre in a 600 + acres Permaculture Village, in the Sunshine Coast's Hinterland. Come and discover the wildlife and help out around house and garden, join in community projects/events. We're a mature musical duo, one of us is clean living strict vegetarian, the other not.
We share with the abundant wildlife, and have fruit trees, veggie gardens, a dam. And lovely neighbours. And pet cockatiel Lucky.
Various projects, gardens, food preserving, seed network, making herbal extracts, beeswax wraps etc. Bamboo work and fire prevention flavour of September/October.
We have traveled extensively and speak English, French, German, we love to meet and work with people. Community activities include table tennis night, Sat AM at the Bakery, Yoga, circle dance, dance, sauna, martial arts, monthly market, sound immersion, concert, and Friday Bistro meals, and movies. The cafe is open daytime Thursday to Monday.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreProjets artistiquesAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et constructionAide à la maisonEntretien généralAide informatique/internet
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
We speak 3 languages amongst us. The nature and animals here are great. We do beeswax wraps, simple bamboo work, brew kombucha, beer or cider, make simple cheeses, run a local seed saving network, make herbal extracts, preserves etc. We are musicians (tuba, accordion, piano, harp, bass) and practice most days. Learn about Humanure system, fire prevention, eco restoration, get involved with community projects/events. Sing with Lucky the friendly cockatiel.
Mostly helping with simple garden tasks, various ongoing projects including assisting with seed network, herbs and produce processing, cutting wax wraps, and bamboo work. Also help in community land restoration, Permaculture project, the small dairy, weeding, fire prevention, depending when you come.
You must be ready to start work early so you're done by lunchtime and can enjoy the afternoon.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Spanish, Italian, Malay/Indonesian
From 1/06/23 : Can accommodate1 person or a couple. 9 m2 aircrete dome or small double bedroom with detached kitchenette, shared outdoor shower and toilet. 4hrs/day/person, 5 days a week, 2 days off. I provide the food the 7 days, you mostly cook your own. Or 3 hrs a day, if you prefer to provide your own food (a must for vegans, as we provide/make eggs, bread dairy products, some ethical meat).
For vans, work exchange depends on self sufficiency. Min 2hrs/day/person.
Walks, swim, canoeing, cycling on property (2 bikes available), many sights on the Sunshine Coast (need car).
No TV, no mobile phone access on lot, have elsewhere on CW. Wireless is very good/unlimited (please do not use in common space, especially no audio).
You need your own transport, the closest town is 25 minutes away and we do not go out much, and don't do lifts.
We can host up to 4 people, you may share kitchenette and facilities with another person/couple.
No tobacco on lot please!
Nature abounds here, roos and 'bees, goannas, echidnas and birds etc, also snakes, jumping ants, spiders, ticks, etc.
On your own without a car can be isolated.
Bring cash if you want to enjoy community events/yoga/exercises/bakery treats etc...
Bring your dreams and laughter.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads
Espace pour garer des vans
Reasonably flat parking spot near house, access to water/power/wifi. Small vans only.
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
2 to 5 hr/day 5 days a week negotiable
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I mostly worked on my own but had the chance to make cheese (from the milk form the cows that live in the village) and Kombucha with Françoise aswell.
There a lot of activities here in Cristal Waters as playing ping
Lucky will welcome you with his bests songs 🐦
We spent 10 days working for them and we learnt so many things
The accommodation was great & the food was delicious
They borrow us bikes for our days off, to discover this wonderful area & community
Honestly, we would love to come back on day!
Go for it!
She started as an exception, we don’t usually host young women on their own without transport, especially over socially busy holiday times. And great that we did! Oriana is easy going, smiley, respectful, listens well, does her very best, is strong as an ox, perseverant, stronger than most guys. A picture of
We really enjoyed ping pong & music nights, and fell in love with here which is a nature paradise away from the usual rat race.
The work was nice and varied & we
It was very interesting to discuss with them, it was a beautiful experience.
We are sorry that was so short but happy to have been able to contribute a little in the aircrete dome project ! Thank you for your warm welcome and these good exhanges, we hope
We absolutely loved helping these two lovely people on their luxurious piece of land. We indulged in lots of activities including: mixing soil and preparing for spring planting, digging holes for baby trees, bamboo maintenance, lantana bashing,
We enjoyed cooking and
Our work consisted in helping in the garden, cutting bee wax wraps and bamboo trees
Time schedule is very precise and well organized.
Thanks to Francoise amd Dada we had the opportunity to discover and meet people of crystal water community.
Thank you so much! Hope we have the chance to meet again!
Youri and Sanne
The work was varied and interesting. We learnt a lot with them: working with bamboo, beeswax wraps, mushroom enoculation, gardening and restoring tools.
Francoise was very kind in showing us how to make fresh cheese and kombucha in her spare
A lot of wildlife is around. That was a good expérience for us two
I've tasted homegrown native fruits which you can never find at commercial shops. and I love our dinner conversations.
The community they live in is nice and peaceful.
I mainly did cleaning & oiling the house wood, but also cooking, beewaxing and other small tasks. Francoise
The place they are living at s
We really liked organic and quality foods and glass of wine each meals. During work time we learned how use and make stuff with bamboo and it was very nice to listen