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All Year: Mostly
Area (ha): One Hectare
Persons: Singles or Couples
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 22635
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: February 10, 2018

for single person who likes outdoor work.

"WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE."... Kahlil Gibran.

If you understand and agree with the above philosophical statement, you are the helper I want.


If you want to experience life with a true Aussie ... and you are willing to partake in cultural exchange, good food and good health, you will find that here.

Landscape gardeners are especially welcomed; So too those that can offer domestic support.

You will have fun, learn good things, maybe face challenges, get dirty, and certainly make new friends.

Phoenix Rise is part of the intentional community, Billen Cliffs. Have a look at the web site: (click on Web above)

Billen Cliffs is situated in Northern NSW in the BYRON BAY Hinterland two valleys west of NIMBIN. The Qld border and Gold Coast are not far away. Brisbane is only two and a half hours drive. I can pick up from Gold Coast Airport Or Rail and/or Bus at Lismore, Murwillumbah or Nimbin.

Donny: is an alternative builder, event manager, writer, musician and long time, experienced, HelpX/wwoof host. Work with Donny is fun, artistic, sustainable and, well, more fun.
He shares house with...Karen: Physiotherapist(US), Masseur, Healer, knowledgeable with reiki/theta practices, raw/vegan food advocate, and earth mother... and her daughter, Joy: born in Hawaii, 14 years young, lives up to her name and loves helper company. Attends a local Steiner School. Loves to read, play music, help with the work and is a "UNO" Champion! She also loves help with music and Japanese studies.

Donny has lived here at Billen Cliffs for around thirty years. He sold his previous home and 'Phoenix Rise' is a new venture in establishing an organic home and gardens.

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. There might be times when I am away and you are left to do jobs and look after the house.

Work is mostly on the land and an alternative building project, or sometimes an entertaining event... nothing too complicated & nothing too routine. Cooking and housework is usually shared by all.

Visits to National Parks, swimming in local waterholes or the beach, a day at the markets, visiting interesting sites and places, chilling out at the Billen Coffee Club and watching the wildlife... these are the sort of things we do when we are not working.

We will eat healthy... a lot of raw-food, mostly vegetarian and mostly organic meals, avoiding processed foods.
Donny is not vegetarian but Karen and Joy are.
We live as family: you have your own space.

Cultural exchange, cooking, creative arts & healing skills are encouraged.

Smoking is done outside and away from children. You must take responsibility for the butts!

Ideally you will stay at least two weeks, longer if you are having fun.

Preference is given to those who have actually CHECKED OUT THE WEB SITE, then emailed, describing their talents & aspirations and WHY YOU CHOOSE HERE.
Include a photo or photos of: you, your home, and if any, previous helper experiences. THE MORE YOU TELL ABOUT YOURSELF... THE BETTER!


PHOTOS: This is Phoenix Rise, we who live here, the home, helpers having fun and some of the wildlife

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