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Donny Tilbury

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Location:
Rock Valley, Australia
Minimum Stay:
One week to start: Longer if all is good
Languages:
We speak English.
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Phoenix Rise... is an example of Sustainability

"We live Sustainably and eat healthy."

This is the Deal

We are Donny, Karen and Joy. We live on an intentional community at Billen Cliffs Village. Google Billen Cliffs and check out the web site!
Billen Cliffs is situated in Northern NSW in the BYRON BAY Hinterland two valleys west of NIMBIN. The Qld border and Gold Coast are not far away. Brisbane is only two and a half hours drive. We can pick up from Gold Coast Airport or Lismore, Murwillumbar or Nimbin bus.

Donny: Alternative builder, event manager, writer, musician and long time experienced wwoof host. Work with Donny is fun, artistic, sustainable and more fun.

Karen: Physiotherapist (US), Masseur, Healer, knowledgeable with reiki/theta practices, raw food advocate and earth mother.

Joy: born in Hawaii, 10 years young, lives up to her name and loves helper company. Attends 'Rainbow Ridge' Steiner School. Loves to read and play, help with the work and is a "UNO" Champion! She also loves help with music studies.

Donny has lived here at Billen Cliffs for more than twenty years. He sold his previous home and 'Phoenix Rise' is our new venture in establishing an organic home and gardens.

The help of open minded, fun-loving helpers is always appreciated. We are open to single people and couples who can work with and without supervision.
Work is mostly on the land and our alternative building project, or sometimes an entertaining event... nothing too complicated & nothing too routine. Carpenters and building trades people, are especially welcomed. So too artists and musicians.

Visits to National Parks, swimming in local waterholes or the beach, a day at the markets, visiting interesting sites and places, chilling out at the Billen Coffee Club and watching the wildlife... these are the sort of things we do when we are not working.

We eat healthy, a lot of raw-food, mostly vegetarian and mostly organic meals, avoiding processed foods.
Donny is not vegetarian but Karen and Joy are.
We live as family; you have your own space, sometimes shared with other helpers.
Our bathroom facilities are rustic: an outdoor shower, a compost toilet... you will enjoy it!
Cultural exchange, cooking, creative arts & healing skills are encouraged. We share housework and cooking.
Smoking (anything) is done outside and away from children. Alcohol is ok in moderation... if you supply your own.

We like you to stay at least one week, longer if you are having fun.

Preference is given to those who email at least two weeks (or more) before you want to come, describing their talents & aspirations and why you choose us and include a photo or photos of, you, your home, and if any, previous helper experiences. THE MORE YOU TELL US THE BETTER.

Accomodation

You will live 'in house' with us, have your own bedroom and participate in family life.
OR you can bring your own camper van/caravan etc.

What Else

"Work is Love made visible."... Kahlil Gibran
If you understand and agree with the above philosophical statement then you are the Avalanture we want.

DO YOU or your partner HAVE PLUMBING EXPERIENCE? Maybe you are a WELDER... or a builder that wants to learn alternative styles?
Or maybe you like to prepare meals, clean house and look after the house gardens and chickens while others get on with building a beautiful home.

If you would like some genuine Aussie Lifestyle, a lot of fun, experience with building an alternative, sustainable home and lifestyle, contact us.
Yes, smoking is allowed but outside in the garden... not in the room or near the doors and windows. The idea is to consider other people!
Internet is expensive here. You are welcome to check and reply to emails if you can not do it on your phone. We have a fair and reasonable time/pay system ($1 per 15minutes or less.)

+ Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

+ Have animals/pets

Reviews

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"Donny, Karen and Joy are a lovely family! I had really good two weeks at their place. They are nice, open-minded and they'll make ..." more

"Donny, Karen and Joy are a lovely family! I had really good two weeks at their place. They are nice, open-minded and they'll make you feel as a part of the family. You even get hugged for bedtime! Using their absolutely cool outdoor shower and meeting cane toads on the way to the composting toilet in the dark is actually quite entertaining. It was interesting to see how sustainable we can actually live our life. Still, after staying with Donny, you will appreciate having a hot, non-stop-running shower more than ever. The food was amazingly good :) If you want to learn a little bit more about a healthy lifestyle, this is the place to go. Also, spending time with Joy was a lot of fun and yes, she definetly is the UNO queen. Again, thank you so much for this great experience! " less

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Richarda Filler said

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"Donny, Karen and Joy are a lovely family! I had really good two weeks at their place. They are nice, open-minded and they'll make ..." more

"Donny, Karen and Joy are a lovely family! I had really good two weeks at their place. They are nice, open-minded and they'll make you feel as a part of the family. You even get hugged for bedtime! Using their absolutely cool outdoor shower and meeting cane toads on the way to the composting toilet in the dark is actually quite entertaining. It was interesting to see how sustainable we can actually live our life. Still, after staying with Donny, you will appreciate having a hot, non-stop-running shower more than ever. The food was amazingly good :) If you want to learn a little bit more about a healthy lifestyle, this is the place to go. Also, spending time with Joy was a lot of fun and yes, she definetly is the UNO queen. Again, thank you so much for this great experience! " less