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Learning in Paradise

World, Oceania, Australia, Nimbin



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

If you like the great outdoors and enjoy physical work, we can offer beautiful surroundings near a subtropical rainforest. (Nightcap National Park)
During the last 38 years we have converted barren farmland into a paradise of trees, wildlife, birds and native species. We also grow fruit trees, have a large vegetable garden and are always planting trees.

Our main occupation is running the Black Sheep Farm Pottery, where we produce fine, brightly painted ceramics. (please see our home page)
Recently we have started making hemp creams and traditional creams
In exchange for 4.5 hours work; 8am to 1pm (morning tea break at 10am) six days a week, we provide accommodation and bedding and meals plus other extras. Definitely non smokers only! We have a little cottage for Workers, hidden in the bush.
We take only 2 people together and want only Overseas Travelers, as we are looking for a cultural exchange. (German is spoken) The work mainly consists of planting trees, weeding and general land maintenance. This includes mowing, brushcutting, clearing lantana and crofton weed etc.

In the afternoons you may want to go for a rainforest walk or explore the creek.

About the host



Host since



English, German

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

I live here with 2 of my children, 13 and 15 year old girls.
I bought this land 38 years ago and have made it into a little paradise.
I deal with essential oils and make creams and hemp products , also have been running a pottery for 35 years. It is a colorful place, and always something happening.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • house sitting

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 6 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private cottage, tent, cabin

Small cabin, with double and single bed in it, stand alone, privacy

  • shared meals

We cook together or take turns

  • no money is involved