Forest edge Permaculture garden and Straw bale house needs an extra hand in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia



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    I am a professional permaculture designer, living off-grid with my wife and young sons (10 and 1 years old) in my owner-built straw bale home. We live in an open woodland with edible gardens on 10 acres walking distance to Castlemaine - a great town on the train from Melbourne. I am in the 6th year of developing the property for semi-self-reliance with wood stove and water tanks etc. I have experimented with building and landscaping here using timber and stone from our land and would love to have help with the many fun projects underway. Oh and I also write beats driven electronic songs and play a few instruments too.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    I have been learning and practicing permaculture for nearly 30 years and have run businesses in that area. I am networked with many people locally who share or expand my skill set and there are a great many skills and teachings I could offer that relate to my knowledge of drier climate/temperate strategies. I have successes and failures here on our land all worth learning from. We have over 70 fruit and nut plants here and I have good knowledge about such things. Without sounding foolish I also think I have good advice about how to make this sort of life work including the relationship aspects as the proof is our happy life here.

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    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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  • Ajuda


    Dry stone walling, fence construction, building and setting up veg gardens, finishing off my composting toilet, orchard development, paving, gardening, firewood stacking, tree guard work and mulching. Also I am keen to finish a little landscaping around the place too. Some light building help. I could use some child-minding if that suits for a few hours here and there (usually 2 afternoons a week).

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    I have built a little self contained building at the edge of our dam a few metres from the main house. It has lighting and a lockable door for travellers' privacy. In the colder months there is a pot belly wood stove to keep you warm in there. All our eating and relaxing is in the house including the shower and bathroom. We have only internet access through my phone so can not provide this except for basic email. There is cafe email in town if you need more.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The town has quite a lot of restaurants and cafes as well as some good pubs and cinema. We have a pushbike available to use if you wanna ride around the town. There is swimming at the Chewton Reservoir and we are in the bush so just walk outside and you'll see all the kangaroos and wildlife looking cute and waiting to eat my fruit! It is a very cultural and creative community here just far enough away from the city to keep property developers out but big enough for a certain level of anonymity - essential to a low key life. Summer can be hot at times winter cold all the rest is perfect and hey you can grow cherries and pistachios.
    We like to zone out at night and watch t.v. or read with a glass of wine. My wife or myself will read stories to my boys. I made a deck in a tree in front of the house which is where I will usually have my coffee in the morning - always coffee. I love playing the drum kit and making beats on my sampler.

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 248745295121