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Natural Bridge
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: depends on needs
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 25939
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: February 13, 2018

We live on a rural property with three houses, and we're working towards becoming a self sufficient intentional community. We currently have 7 adults and 4 children living here, two dogs and some chickens. Some of our interests are: self sufficiency, sustainable food production, permaculture, native bush regeneration, natural learning, peaceful parenting, making music, being creative, having fun, making the world a better place :)

We're in the beautiful Numinbah Valley near the Gold Coast, a half hour drive from Nerang train station, and half an hour from Murwillumbah bus station. The property is very scenic, in a valley between two national parks, with dams, a creek, a waterhole for swimming and lots of wildlife. We are about 2km from the Natural Bridge section of Springbrook national park, which has a cave with a waterfall, and glow worms at night.

We're looking for people who would like to join in with our daily lives, and help with gardening, tree planting, chicken care, property maintenance, cooking, cleaning, household help, or spending time with the kids.

There's lots happening here, with volunteers, community members, events, family and friends. Days off can be spent bushwalking, swimming, or visiting local towns, attractions and national parks. There's no local public transport but there is always someone coming or going, so we are happy to help you get around on your days off.

When new helpers arrive, we spend the first few days getting to know each other and make sure it is a good fit for everyone. After this, we prefer helpers to stay with us for two weeks or longer, as we find this leads to a better experience.

Work hours are flexible, depending on the task and who is organising it. We try to match the work with your skills and interests when possible. We value helpers who are proactive, enjoy contributing, and know how to get things done. If you have particular needs or circumstances, please let us know before you arrive so that we can be sure we can accommodate you.

Some meals are community meals, others are smaller groups or self serve. We can cater to most diets. We provide all food, but not alcohol (we can pick it up for you though). Accommodation is your own room, either in one of the houses, or in a separate accommodation block. Optus and Telstra work here but Vodafone does not. We have mobile wifi, available for moderate use.

Our helpers usually love their time here, and want to stay longer.

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