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He is a retired alternative builder. He is also an event manager, writer, musician, political activist... and long time, experienced, WWOOF and HelpX host (More than 20 years!)
Donny lived at Billen Cliffs Community for many years and often bases himself there house sitting… when not on the road. He also has a base on Russell Island just off the coast of Brisbane ...Ferry service every day.
DO YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL BACK ROADS AND CAMP UNDER THE STARS?
Donny travels, a lot: Backroads; Free-camping; Attending Political Actions; Music Events and Festivals... or organising them, or volunteering with the set-up.
Work and travel with Donny are fun, artistic, safe, sustainable, fun, healthy, active, fun, politically GREEN and, well, more fun.
ABOUT BILLEN CLIFFS COMMUNITY:
Billen Cliffs is my up north base near Nimbin and Byron Bay. It is not a farm. It is an organic and lifestyle community. It provides an opportunity to learn some about sustainable living, alternative building methods, permaculture, healthy eating and spiritual nurture. (www.billencliffs.org.au) Have a look, CLICK ON THE WEB LINK ABOVE.) There are also other hosts at Billen Cliffs.
ABOUT THE ISLAND: I am more often looking after a luxury home on Russell Island ...a secluded island in the bay off the coast of Brisbane. Here is swimming, boating, fishing, some work in the garden and house, exploring wetlands and other islands.
ABOUT THE WORK:
Work could be setting up a camp, gardening, helping on the land or an alternative building project, working with other HelpX Hosts, sometimes volunteering at or help with organising an entertaining event… nothing too complicated and nothing too routine. There could be opportunities to get involved in GREEN political events, like Protests, Blockades, Street Marches. Donny event manages these from time to time.
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. ADVENTURE IS GUARANTEED!.
ABOUT THE FUN: Visits to National Parks, bushwalking, swimming… in waterholes and rivers or the beach, a day at the markets, visiting interesting sites and places, chilling out at the Billen Coffee Club, Deep and meaningful conversations, watching wildlife… these are the sort of things we do when we are not working.
What do YOU like to do for fun?
ON THE ROAD:
If you join me on the road, you will experience the real Australia, meet interesting people, have fun, camp in the bush, maybe enjoy a festival, HelpX with me and some other hosts along our way.
I travel with a 4WD vehicle... and sometimes a Caravan. The car seats two people comfortably, with room for more if needed. I have ALL camping gear, including extra tents, and HOT SHOWER.
I will always help to keep your expenses to a minimum… however there will be times when you will meet your own expenses for things like event entry (if you are not on the volunteer team); special dietary needs; personal items and if we are travelling without a mission, for YOUR purposes, you would contribute to fuel costs.
I am flexible and willing to negotiate.
ABOUT THE STAY:
Minimum stay is a week, longer if we are on a project and you are having fun.
We will eat healthy… a lot of raw-food, mostly vegetarian and mostly organic meals, avoiding processed foods. Camp cooking tastes great!
Cultural exchange, cooking, creative arts and healing skills are encouraged. If you can play music, sing, dance or entertain in any way you will be most welcomed.
Being open to living the moment, not too prudish, getting by without makeup, will guarantee you enjoy the experience fully.
Preference is given to those who have messaged or emailed early, describing their talents and aspirations and WHY YOU CHOOSE TO HelpX WITH ME.
Include photos of you, your helping experiences, your home and family if you like, or even your hometown.
THE MORE YOU TELL ABOUT YOURSELF… THE BETTER!
THE SOONER YOU INDICATE INTEREST and start a conversation, the better chance of selection.
Generally, I want you to commit to staying a minimum of one week or more. You can stay longer than we agree if you are having fun... and it fits in with my itinerary. Work is four to six hours a day depending on weather, ability and willingness to compromise.
"Work is love made visible"... Kahlil Gibran.
If you understand the significance of this prophetic statement then you are the Helper I want… but only if you have an active profile with photos so I can make an informed decision
*GENERIC EMAILS SENT TO MULTIPLE HOSTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!*
*Note: The references below mostly come from my NON-SINGLE days at Phoenix Rise on Billen Cliffs Community. Rule one of life: Things change!
I am again single, free and open.