Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast

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Kin Kin, Queensland, Australia
Minimum Stay:
2 weeks
English, Dutch, German, some French, some understanding of Spanish and Italian


Permaculture and Self Reliance education organisation

"Permaculture and Self Reliance, people who are passionate to learn more"

This is the Deal

Ideal volunteering for those of you keen to learn about Permaculture and Self Reliance, as we do not just teach it, we live it!

We are a working farm and permaculture educational facility, and as such we ask that you work full days. You will be learning a lot during the working days, Tom will explain why we do things the way we do when he shows you a job. Saturday is a day off, with no work to be done on the farm apart from feeding the animals. On Saturdays you will be required to cater for yourself. There are usually leftovers and food will be made available for you.
Minimum stay is 2 weeks, unless things aren't working out for either or both of us.

We are unable to cater for special dietary needs, although we usually cook Gluten Free and have vegetarian and vegan options available, but if you have further special dietary needs (eg raw food) and would prefer to prepare your own (we will provide food), there are facilities which you will be able to use. We usually have a vegetarian breakfast and dinner which vegetarians can share with us, but our main meal (lunch) often contains meat, although we may have vegetarian options available.
Wwoofing and volunteer workers' accommodation is usually in a tent (supplied by you), but it may be in other accommodation (ie backpacker type dorm accommodation in a bus) if available, depending on students on the property at the time. Our facilities are very basic, with compost toilets and wood heated showers. Jobs that need doing are harvesting, weeding and mulching in the garden, kitchen assistance and cleaning. Other jobs also need to be done as they come up, eg animal care or helping with projects. Wwoofers are encouraged to help with the early morning and late afternoon animal routines, but are not required to.

We do not allow any drugs, alcohol, chemicals or cigarettes on the property. Please check any soaps, shampoos and toothpastes you bring, whether they have any sulphates or other nasties. If unsure, please ask, we do always have spare soaps, shampoos, toothpastes etc available for use on the property.

Welcome Skills: Gardening, Building, permaculture


Our facilities are basic, with composting toilets and wood heated showers. Short term volunteers are asked to bring their own camping equipment for the duration of their stay.

What Else

Please note that we get requests for volunteer positions 2 - 4 months in advance, so if you are interested, please plan ahead!

- Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

+ Have animals/pets