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Fremantle
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): quarter acre
Persons: couples preferred
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 49543
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: December 4, 2017

Come and stay with us. We have a space for someone in February

A bit about our home first.
Our home is partly an urban infill development, where we have converted one house into four self-contained living units, tripling the population density without adding to the house’s footprint.
Our home is partly an urban farm with chickens, goats, compost and fruit trees, plus a large shared veggie patch.
Our home is partly a demonstration sustainable house, with cutting edge energy systems, water collection and dispersal systems and innovative passive solar design.
Our home is partly an educational opportunity and community hub, with regular tours, workshops, films and other community events.

Why not come and stay with us?

Your hosts Shani and Tim will be happy to meet you. Tim does all the building, landscaping and art work around the place, and Shani is in charge of the gardens and animals.

Your accommodation will be inside the main house in a large loft bedroom. This bedroom has a steep ladder/ staircase to it so you should feel comfy with ladders and heights. You have your own new kitchen and meals area, shared only occasionally by your hosts. There is no heating or cooling besides the passive solar measures.

You will be expected to make your own meals and keep your areas clean and tidy. Three hours work is required each day but this does depend on the type of work you are doing.The time of day that you work is a little bit flexible and you could work more one day if you need a day free.

Skills we need include basic building jobs (laying bricks, rendering, painting, basic carpentry), gardening work, cleaning and cooking. We can teach you how to milk a goat if you are interested. Couples are preferred. No smokers.

Our home is a 30 minute stroll into Fremantle, and 15 minutes to the beach. There are shops 5 minutes walk away. If you want to ride a bike we can probably provide one for you.

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