Short Property Description
Stay at Bamboo Park near the beach on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, and help with the small family farm. We are a friendly family welcoming WWOOFers to our bamboo forest near the beach on the Sunshine Coast. We are Angela, husband David, and son Ed, we are focusing on native re-vegetation, growing vegetables, fruits and bamboo, and keeping heritage poultry. We have recently bought this farm and are in transition to organic, byodynamic and permaculture principles.
We are looking to host two (although sometimes it’s more) WWOOFers to help us with: animal care carpentry construction engineering farming gardening mowing motor mechanics strimming tractor-driving It helps if you have a driving licence and experience in some of the above. There are three properties at Bamboo Park: we live in Bamboo House; Forest Cottage is for our WWOOFers; the Studio is lived in by our son James and partner Angela.
We provide a shared home-cooked lunch Monday-Friday, and evening dinner on Sundays, at Bamboo House We also provide food for the rest of your time, which you prepare yourself in the Forest Cottage kitchen. If you want to help with cooking and general housekeeping that’s a possibility although most of the time you are on the property working outside.
Our days start at 7.30am in autumn/winter (April-September) and at 6.30am in the spring/summer (October-March), with a mid-morning break for morning tea then usually finishing by lunchtime. We appreciate the help!
Bamboo Park is off-grid with our own electricity generation, water, and septic, so you’ll learn about living sustainably. We provide bikes so you can cycle to the nearby town of Yandina and to the beach, which are both about 30 minutes away by bike or ten minutes by car. From there, you can take buses to explore the whole of the coast. We can also provide lifts when we’re going to different places and possibly the use of a vehicle. The farm is about 10 minutes to the beach and 25 minutes to Noosa Heads. There are beautiful national parks and waterfalls nearby.
The nearest bus station is Coolum Beach. The nearest train station is Nambour. The nearest airport is Sunshine Coast. All are 10-20 minutes away so we can pick you up when you first arrive, and take you when you leave. The nearest is Coolum Beach bus stop. You can call or message me on when you know what time you’ll be arriving, once your booking is confirmed. It’s ideal if you arrive on a Sunday and stay for two weeks or more. Departure days are usually on Saturdays. These arrival and departure days can be flexible. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you happy travels.
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Why I became a WWOOF Host
We became hosts because we love meeting interesting people from around the world and appreciate the help with our projects, which include bamboo propagation caring for our fruit orchard: harvesting, mulching, planting, pruning, weeding composting to create soil creating vegetable and herb gardens establishing a dragonfruit plantation fencing Land For Wildlife work, encouraging more native wildlife including green tree frogs, microbats, Eastern Grey kangaroos, and birds poultry breeding native tree planting.