We welcome anyone willing to come and help out and learn with us. We have 1 spare room with 3 single beds, vans suitable for a single or couple, or plenty of space for camping.
Send us a message through the Contact us form and let us know your skills and possible dates you would want to stay and volunteer and for how long (esp your minimum). We host people from all over the world!
Guidelines to follow:
Minimum stay would be 6 days. Maximum stay depends on how it goes. Typically, tasks might include:
- planting seeds
- planting vegetables
- taking and planting cuttings
- digging holes in rocky ground
- cutting mulch with sickle
- sawing and splitting firewood
- mixing concrete
- helping with any building job
- harvesting food
- looking after animals
- creating mulched garden beds
- watering plants with hose or buckets
- collecting rocks
We eat a mostly plant based diet with small quantities of high quality meat and grow as much as we can - guests will be able to share their cooking skills if desired. We choose as much Organic food from Australia as we can. Our food is pretty much better than anything you can buy anywhere!
We have a washing machine available to use. Town is only 5 mins drive away. We are off grid so internet is limited to half an hour a day. Cell phone signal is just okay (best with Telstra or Aldi).
We follow Permaculture ethics and principles in all that we do and will encourage guests to do the same. Care for Earth, Care for People, and Fair share. People Care means trying not to muck us around and waste our time - if you message us, give us a day or two to reply rather than messaging other people at the same time. If you are keen and have references, we can usually fit you in. Once a plan is arranged, please stick to it - changing it affects us and usually others that we are in communication with too! Think of others!
We wanted to become WWOOF hosts, but as soon as I clicked on Australia and saw .com.au I was put off. More reading and I was correct, $50 a year to be listed in a book. Cutting down trees to print short term books in the age of computers is not ethical. Why does every good thing become commercialised? - the point of Permaculture is to live with less money so we aim to minimise expenses - hope you find us by doing an Internet search or through word of mouth. We have signed up with Helpx so if you can find us there too. At least helpers can pay for one membership worldwide - much more sensible! We are also on Workaway - here is our profile. And another free platform: Hippo Help