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Area (ha): All of Australia
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Category: Other
Host ID: 22635
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: June 16, 2018


13th June 2018:
I am currently in country Victoria... near Shepparton, visiting family.

On the 30th June I will road trip to BRISBANE, via Northern NSW.
In Brisbane I will be attending a GetUp ( seminar on 7th July, then visit with friends in the Brisbane area and at Billen Cliffs Community.
I will return to Victoria about a week later. The total journey will take about three weeks and you will have a week to explore Brisbane.
You would be welcome to join me, one way or both.

Later, on 25th of August, I have another road trip planned... Victoria to Northern New South Wales with a house sit at Billen Cliffs.

If you travel with me, we would be free-camping in National Parks and other interesting places along the way. Adventure and fun will be the order of the day.

Please, read EVERYTHING below before requesting to join join the trip.

He is a retired alternative builder. He is also an event manager, writer, musician, political activist... and long time, experienced, WWOOF and HelpX host (More than 20 years!)

Donny lived at Billen Cliffs Community for many years and often bases himself there house sitting… when not on the road.

He travels, a lot: Back roads; Free-camping; Attending Political Actions; Music Events and Festivals... or organising them, or volunteering with set-up.

Work and travel with Donny is fun, artistic, safe, sustainable, fun, healthy, active, fun, politically GREEN and, well, more fun.

Billen Cliffs is my up north base near Nimbin and Byron Bay. It is not a farm. It is an organic and lifestyle community. It provides an opportunity to learn some about sustainable living, alternative building methods, permaculture, healthy eating and spiritual nurture. Billen Cliffs is my base when I’m not traveling. ( Have a look, CLICK ON THE WEB LINK ABOVE.) There are also other hosts at Billen Cliffs.

Work could be setting up camp, helping on the land or an alternative building project, working with other HelpX Hosts, sometimes volunteering at or help with organising an entertaining event… nothing too complicated and nothing too routine. There could be opportunities to get involved in GREEN political events, like Protests, Blockades, Street Marches. He event manages these from time to time.

The help of OPEN MINDED, fun-loving helpers is always appreciated. I am open to single people or couples who can work with and without supervision. ADVENTURE IS GUARANTEED!.

Visits to National Parks, bush walking, swimming… in waterholes and rivers or the beach, a day at the markets, visiting interesting sites and places, chilling out at the Billen Coffee Club, watching wildlife… these are the sort of things we do when we are not working. What do YOU like to do for fun?

If you join me on the road, you will experience the real Australia, meet interesting people, have fun, camp in the bush, maybe enjoy a festival, HelpX with me and some other hosts along our way.

I travel with a 4WD vehicle... and sometimes a Caravan. The car seats two people comfortably, with room for more if needed. I have ALL camping gear, including tents and HOT SHOWER.

I will always help to keep your expenses to a minimum… however there will be times when you will meet your own expenses for things like event entry (if you are not on the volunteer team); special dietary needs; personal items and if we are traveling without a mission, for YOUR purposes, you would contribute to fuel costs.
I am flexible and willing to negotiate.

Ideally you will stay three weeks, longer if we are on a project and you are having fun.

We will eat healthy… a lot of raw-food, mostly vegetarian and mostly organic meals, avoiding processed foods. Camp cooking tastes great!

Cultural exchange, cooking, creative arts & healing skills are encouraged. If you can play music, sing, dance or entertain in any way you will be most welcomed.
Being open to living the moment, not too prudish, getting by without make up, will guarantee you enjoy the experience fully.

Preference is given to those who have messaged or emailed early, describing their talents & aspirations and WHY YOU CHOOSE TO HelpX WITH ME.
Include photos of you, your helping experiences, your home and family if you like, or even your home town.
THE SOONER YOU INDICATE INTEREST and start conversation, the better chance of selection.

Generally I want you to commit to stay two or three weeks. You can stay longer than we agree if you are having fun... and it fits in with my itinerary.

*Note: The references below come from my NON-SINGLE days at Phoenix Rise on Billen Cliffs Community. Rule one of life: Things change!

"Work is love made visible"... Kahlil Gibran.

If you understand the significance of this prophetic statement then you are the Helper I want… but only if you have an active profile with photos so I can make an informed decision


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