Homestay Tweed Shire Council, Australia

5.0
3 reviews3

Living & working on the edge of Gondwana Rainforest northern NSW

Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
A traveler felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Stay at least
12 days
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

A couple, or two singles, are needed to help with clearing and planting a fairly steep slope of native bush in order to mitigate bushfire vulnerability for the house. We also need clearing of feral plants (lantana, blue top, camphor laurel etc.), road work and rock wall building. We need help with housework and cooking too, We are now also looking for helpers with carpentry and renovations skills. There is plenty of work for rainy days.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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3 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Homestay

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 3 Get in touch with nature
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Developing environmental awareness
  • 1 Meeting locals
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 13. Climate action
  • 2 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

United States

5

Very welcoming and friendly. also very knowledgeable about a lot of the plant and animal life the home area.

8 days ago

Canada

5

It was hard, physical work everyday but it was so much fun! I spent most of my time collecting sticks and tree limbs from pathways, removing Lantana, spreading wood chips, and digging out tree stumps. Jo-Ann and David are lovely hosts, so kind and know lots about local wildlife and everything there is to do around the Tweed Valley! An isolated property so don't expect to leave the property outside of days off, was perfect for a decompressing time away from cities!

3 months ago

United States

5

I really enjoyed my time with David and Jo-Anne. We got on great and true to their description, they treat visitors like family and are extremely knowledgeable about the local area. I worked on refurbishing some outdoor benches, weeding/landscaping, and hauling downed limbs away. It's a quiet stay away from any big cities, but they will take you on excursions and if you tell them what interests you, they'll try to cater to that. E.g. I told them I liked animals, so they took me to a wildlife sanctuary. Great place if a quiet time the home Australian country/outdoors is what you're looking for!

5 months ago

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