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UPDATE: It looks increasingly certain that we will be allowed to host Workaways from Monday 11 October for fully vaccinated people only. During lockdown we have got the kitchen garden sorted and done a lot of native regeneration, so there will be lots of weeding and watering. We are now building a new boatshed and hoping to have it completed before Christmas so plenty to do; also expect Wednesday twilight sailing races will back on.
Heather and I have recently returned from 13 years living in Europe and need help getting the house and garden into shape. We live 30 km from the center of Sydney on the edge of a 15,000 hectare national park with another boundary being Pittwater which is a harbour 10 km in length that joins Broken Bay. As we adjoin the national park there are brush turkeys, wallabies, echidnas. lyrebirds and possums and lots of native birds as well as our 3 chickens - Beryl, Claudine and Daphne.
While we are close to Sydney we are insulated from city life by a stretch of water. Our little peninsula has 8 houses with a mix of young families and retired couples. People from other bays walk or boat around for social occasions or to play tennis. There are no roads to the house and access is only by water - ferry, water taxi or commuter boat.
If you are interested in cooking (or just eating) we have distinctive Australian foods and flavours such as the Finger Lime, Warrigal greens, etc as well as the fresh produce from the kitchen garden and freshly laid eggs all on hand.
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
We enjoy meeting and learning from people from different countries and cultures and sharing our Australian way of life.
There is a large wallaby proof fenced kitchen garden which has been neglected and needs renovation - rebuilding garden beds and paths, weeding and pruning trees, composting and building soil quality with the aim of achieving near self sufficiency. We have established (and fruiting) avocado, mango, lemon, finger lime, macadamia and olive trees and are looking to add to this bounty. In addition there is a large garden going down to the waterfront which requires mowing, weeding etc. The house needs some painting and general maintenance - depending on your skills and experience we could tackle some basic carpentry tasks.
Accommodation is either in a wonderful boatshed or in the house with a private room with a queen sized bed and exclusive use of a bathroom. We are omnivores - currently reducing our meat intake - and are happy to cook and would welcome the opportunity to share some of your favourite meals.
Getting here is easy - an express bus leaves Sydney every few minutes for the 50 minute ride to Mona Vale from where a local bus takes 10 minutes to Church Point. From there a ferry can be caught but we go "to the mainland" daily and can sometimes pick you up. On the property you can play tennis, the piano / pianola and enjoy peaceful views over the water. We also have a 30' racing yacht (an Etchell) and there may be opportunities for sailing. From the property there are numerous bushwalks and you can go swimming, fishing and paddling. Nearby there is surfing from Mona Vale or other Northern Beaches.
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Acesso à internet limitado
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We have NBN fibre to premises.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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