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Nherla Mcluckie

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​EARTH GREEN HOMESTEAD Cob Building - Sustainable Living

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  • DescriptionThis is Graeme and Nherla
    Come and help us get dirty with mud and most of all have fun. People that are interested in Cob Building, Earth-ship Home Building and Organic Gardening are very much welcome here! We would love for some help in general day to day activities.
    Our place is a little different! We are a fun loving and easy going family chasing the good life! We are in a great spot for nature lovers, surrounded by wildlife. We have 1 Daughter aged 3 yrs old and a son aged 2 yrs.old. We are very Friendly and Down to earth People. We are young and learning. We all have our own areas of expertise and are confident in our future success. We need self-motivated volunteers, or at least confidence to try new things, while we are still in these beginning stages.
    We are building a Self-Sustainable Life style bush block in a Private Bush 24.28 Hectares Broken into two Blocks. At this Point we are at the start of the Project and would love your Help. We are interested in like minded people who are interested in Off-Grid Leaving, and can share unique ideas with us. We are setting Our Property up as Organic and Aquaculture orientated as possible. We have various friendly animals like:
    Chickens, Ducks, Goats, Pigs, Peacocks,Budgies, Pigeons and Turkeys. .We have 4 Friendly Family Dog's.
    We have 3 Cob Room's, 2 fully contained Caravans and a camp tent for your accommodation the choice is all yours. You have your Own Cob Kitchen, where you will share breakfast with other Helper's. We do eat together on Lunch and Dinner Time. Your privacy, To relax, enjoy music, Have a drinks or even cook if you like. Our Outside kitchen is built with Natural Resources and recycled materials. We are in the process of buiding a bathroom and are using a natural Compost toilet, which the main foundation is Cob.
    Our main diet is Asian and Australian Food,but you are more than welcome to Bring your nationality to our table as we would love New Experiences! All Meals and tea/coffee are included. Sadly we don't cook for vegetarians, vegans or fussy eaters, but you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
    We are located 300km west from Brisbane 90km from Dalby and 45km From Chinchilla. We are more than Happy to Pick you up From the Bus Station which is in Chinchilla.
    WiFi is Available only at night. Because of our location, 3G Internet and Phone only works with the TELSTRA Network. We are happy to take you around to meet some friends and have some fun. We have a BBQ most of the weekends and would love to show you some the Australian countryside.If you want to stay one week, 1 month, 3 months or more, you are more than welcome and your help will be greatly appreciated!!
  • LocationAustralia, Queensland, Western Downs Regional, Montrose

  • Work
  • Type of work We are currently making progress building our Cob bathroom and new Cob rooms. There are currently 3 finished Cob rooms and 3 more being made. Its a constant building process here so we always have new upcoming projects which requires hands on help.
    We will almost constantly be building. 90% of the materials we are using are recycled, excluding cob. They will be for small structures like composting toilets, nurseries, trellises, also containers for gardens, earthen kitchens and benches. The nice part is that there will always be building projects that both beginners and more experienced people can do, ranging from repetitive physical labor to fine details and finishing touches. We also Feed and maintain our animals. Works may vary from day to day depending on the weather.
    Our Upcoming Projects:
    Building 3 Cob Rooms
    Solar & Wind Electricity
    Thermal/Solar Heating
    Building with Natural & Recycled Materials
    Water Harvesting
    Food Production
    Radically Sustainable Green Buildings Cooling/Heating
    Contained Sewage Treatment
  • Hours per day Maximum of 4-6hours of work in Exchange of food&,accomodation.In regards to some reviews in our profile of 8hours work per day thats for all the 2nd year visa holder,which is a standard Goverment requirements for 2nd year holder.
  • Work requirements: HOSTS LIKE - Info And picture on your profile and email;
    Use the reference system, good or bad. If good experience let host know you appreciated them and let other helpers know it's a good place. If not good, let the hosts know so they can make changes and helpers know of possible problems.
    Keep it true and factual NOT personal attack or revenge.
    Other hosts can see you have taken time to do this which shows respect and what experiences you have.
    The host may in return give you a reference - an advantage when looking for future hosts.

  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: if you want to stay one week,1 month,3 months,or more,You are More than welcome and your help will be greatly appreciated!!
  • Maximum number of helpers: 6
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English .Filipino
  • Has pets? We are setting Our Property up as Organic and Aquaculture orientated as possible.We have A Variety of Friendly Animals,Like Chicken's,Duck's,Pig's,,Peacock's,Guinea fail,Budgie's,Pigeon's,Turkey's with baby turkey's on the way,.We have Our Friendly Family
  • Smokes at home? Yes
  • Accommodation: We have 3 Cob Room's, 4 fully contained Caravans And a camp Tent for your accommodation the choice is all yours,...You have your Own Cob Kitchen,where share with other Helper's to have Breakfast,We do eat together on Lunch and Dinner Time.Your privacy,To relax,enjoy music,Have a drinks or even cook if you feel to.
    Our Outside kitchen is built with Natural Resource which is Cob and all recycled materials,And we are Using A natural Compost toilet which the main foundation is Cob.
  • Additional info
  • WiFi is Available on Night Time.
    Internet and Phone ,Only works with TELSTRA Network.We are happy to take you around and meet some friends,Have some fun,enjoy watching the Fire on the fireplace and having a BBQ most of the weekends and show you some country side.
    If you want to stay one week,1 month,3 months,or more,You are More than welcome and your help will be greatly appreciated!!
    We are young and learning. We all have our own areas of experience and are confident in our future success,. We need self-motivated volunteers, or at least confidence to try new things, while we are still in these beginning stages.
    What you'll be doing: We can't be so certain of what exactly the major tasks are if you join with us, but I can give you an idea.
    Building: We will almost constantly be building.90% of the Materials we are using are Recycled material's and Cob.This will be on small structures like composting toilets, nurseries, trellises and containers for gardens, earthen kitchen, benches… the nice part is that there will always be building that both beginners and more experienced people can do, and also ranging from repetitive physical labor to fine details and finishing touches.Feeding And Maintaining the Animals. Works Vary from day to day depending on the weather.