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Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 58026
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: April 17, 2018


thanks so much to Julie and Felix, who have just completed repair work to our deck outside the glass yoga studio. If only this couple could have stayed another month!! We now see it's possible to begin the small cabin sleeping pods, including the tree house!!

If you are a creative, who likes hard work and thinking outside the box (we are on a shoe-string budget, yet we have an abundance of natural materials on hand - bamboo, wood, earth / mud, rocks, cement) and would like to get involved in a tiny spaces building project, its happening now...

So far, a number of travellers interested in meditation have taken advantage in the best possible way, of what our family has to offer - free yoga and meditation classes, and total immersion in nature.

Please call Kate on as places are limited to 12 participants.

Our home is suitable for vegan and vegetarian helpers (or those those willing to try something new). Especially those familiar with Yoga and Meditation!

If you are interested in becoming part of an exciting new wellness project involving international cultural exchange, community living, vegetarian cooking, yoga, meditation and being surrounded by Australian rainforest wildlife, our project is for you!

We are looking for helpers to get involved to create and develop our lovely Japanese style water garden and wellness eco retreat.

Specific work can involve:

Japanese water garden creation
Large bamboo bending
small house construction
Stabilising the forest tracks
Landscaping and garden paving
Planting and harvesting fresh foods ( including honey from our hives)
Pruning and weeding.
Creating outside eating area.
Building a new amenities block
Forest clearing for camping
Lantana pulling
Au Pair duties for our 12 year old daughter including school runs twice a day.
Housing cleaning
Establish a Bush track to the creek

No skills necessary but a keenness and enthusiasm for an adventure in nature connection.

In exchange for 4 hours of work a day (flexible hours for sightseeing) you will receive 3 vegetarian (or vegan) meals and accommodation.
We like help in preparing and clearing meals together.

Meals include green smoothies, fresh fruit juices, salads, vegetable curries and fruit deserts.

Accommodation is either in our house or our cosy caravan for singles or couples. For larger groups 4-10 people camping facilities are available .

If you would like to join us for yoga / meditation classes and or participate in a juice and wellness detox, this can be arranged either for a longer hours work exchange, or financial training costs.

In your free time you can explore the surrounding area, there any many rainforest walks, 35 mins drive from the beaches, local markets, access to glass house mountains for hiking or viewing, swimming in the creek star gazing or just relax with a book in the newly made hammock.

Native Australian wildlife can be seen on the property including Wallabies, King Parrots, Monitor Lizards, Snakes and other species. We protect our wildlife and have a no pets policy.

We live on a community of healers, educators and meditators. Our property also houses the Ananda Marga River School. As our vegetarian community is spiritually based, we refrain from smoking, alcohol and drug use and kindly ask you to also.

Our family has travelled extensively, throughout Asia, India, Africa, Europe, Mongolia and Japan and welcome international visitors and travelling adventurers.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kate, Madhu and Rashmi.

MORE UPDATES; We have had another 10 helpx friends stay, and the gardens are taking form with speed. The path to the creek and waterfalls has become a feature of our guesting, and a number of visitors have taken on juice fasting while here!
amazing conversations with deep thinking friends after morning meditation, my husband and I are so interested to find the world is full of curious and excited travellers, looking inside to find ways to contribute to this beautiful planet we all call home.

Thank you everyone who has helped us make our vision come alive.

UPDATE; Leilani from America arrived with her cooking expertise, helping our family to learn about excellent vegetarian pizza and delicious salads - great recepies to use during our catering retreats, with the additional comfort of a rock-walled fire pit, built by our French help-x guest, Jimmy, where visitors can now comfortably sit and enjoy the night sky's of stars.

We were amazed at the tenacity of jimmys rock wall work and more recently of Leilani's determined efforts to complete the path to the waterfall creek bed!
Fantastic team work and greatly appreciated!
Our fruit trees are taking off since Cassian visited, teaching us new systems for composting that truly work wonders in our orchard.
We are so glad that help-x visitors keep arriving to establish beauty and functional garden and home spaces.

Thanks to Lina and Sophia for the craft work in making the beautiful meditation mats for our circle. The garden's you weeded after the long week of rain, and the new beds look fabulous!

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