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Brooks Bay
All Year: No
Area (ha): 2 hectares
Persons: 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 60102
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: September 7, 2017

Help with sustainable building in Brooks Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Build is 23 Sep - 7 Oct 2017 and Jan 2018.
We are school teachers who are experienced language teachers and love to help travellers. Our build is most unusual, being a hemp masonry structure with other recycled materials. The Hemp Masonry locks up more carbon than any other building material and is also thermally very effective as both an insulator and having good thermal mass. We are alsdo designing the house to be as passively solar as possible. It is situated in a most beautiful scenic location with a forest to the back and a large river to the front. It is in an area famous for tourism and is located 80kms south of Hobart, in Tasmania (Australia)

Volunteers to be part of a team to build form work on an existing timber house structure. Then to fill the formwork with hempcrete mix. We will assist with training and be working alongside you. This hempcrete is part of sustainable building practices and consists of hemp herd and lime binder mix.

We supply a tent and a comfortable camp mattress. (You will need a warm sleeping bag) Bathroom and kitchen and common dining area are provided in our large barn. Healthy fresh meals provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot daily showers available. Laundry facilities available. River is 500 metres away for a lovely walk. Internet is available for Optus.

What else ...
There are many Tasmanian tourist destinations nearby such as the Tahune Airwalk, Hastings Cave and hot springs, the Ida Bay railway, Bruny Island and many popular walking trails.

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