Megan James

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    CoCo

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    SELF-CONTAINED CABIN WITH WOOD HEATER NOW AVAILABLE FOR MINIMUM 2 WEEK STAYS – BEST FOR 2 FRIENDS OR A COUPLE – Children OK – EXPERIENCED WOOFERS ONLY PLEASE! Work for approx 25 hours a week – 4 hours a day for 6 days; 5 hours a day for 5 days or 6 hours a day for 4 days a week – or negotiate for less hours if you provide some of your own food. We were bushfire-affected so wwoofers are eligible for 88-day volunteer work for visa extensions.

    Welcome to our community in this beautiful rainforest valley! Our home is part of a 1800 acre multiple-occupancy co-op with 250 residents, one of the oldest and largest intentional communities in Australia. We have our own school, pre-school, community centre, hall & other shared facilities. We also have lots of weeds & plenty of work for willing hands, from carpentry to gardening! Home is 2 little solar-powered houses by the creek with beautiful views and abundant birds and wildlife, as well as food trees, gardens and a beehive. We have fresh spring water, composting toilet and all mod cons. Mobile WiFi internet access is best with Telstra, although Optus gets some reception. Accom. either in roomy cabin with woodfire, double bed, loft and 2 single beds and cooking facilities or in small room in main house. You can either eat with me or do your own cooking. Please let me know your skills and interests by email a few days before you wish to arrive and bring a ukulele or other musical instruments if you have one. Look forward to meeting you. (PO Box 533, Nimbin, 2480)

    Full Property Description

    Our community is bounded to the north and east by Nightcap National Park, a rainforest with many beautiful walks – and a very beautiful waterfall at the end of the valley (best visited in summer, when the need to walk through water is more fun!). The wildlife here includes pademelons (small wallabies), echidna, possums, bandicoots, sugar gliders, feather gliders (tiny creatures no bigger than your thumb with a tail that looks exactly like a feather!), many species of small marsupials – and the occasional koala or platypus if you’re very lucky. Big goannas and small lizards abound and there are many birds. Our whole property is a wildlife refuge so there are many, many species.

    Community events are open to all visitors. We often cook or play music at these events and woofers are very welcome to help and participate.

    Nimbin town also has attractions that you may wish to explore and we will do our best to help guide you.

    One big advantage of staying here is that there are several other families in the valley who take woofers, so you can stay for quite a long time if you want.

    We are open to people with children, by negotiation. .My grandchildren live close by and are often here. Cello here is 3 and his little sister Leusi is 3 months (as at May 2019).

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use no chemical sprays or fertilisers and have abundant fruit at certain times (like citrus in winter!). The veggie garden waxes and wanes with the seasons, but usually we have plenty of greens at the very least. Our friendly worm farm provides great compost and looks after all our food scraps!

     

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Using & caring for tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Handyman, Wine making, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food

    Courses and Events

    Courses in Permaculture are held regularly at Djanbung garden which is a 10k drive from here. If you wish to extend your stay in the area, they have woofer accomodation also.

    My Details

    Name

    Megan James

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    3 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    In Our Home, Separate Building

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat separately, Share some meals, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, German, French

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for (mixed meals)

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    I’ve been a WWOOF host for nearly 30 years and it’s been wonderful! My children (all adult now) have grown up with travellers expanding their view of the world and my garden has grown well with all the help!

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