graeme mcluckie's We are now in the process of Building Four Tiny Homes made with Cob

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Build Project Description

Earth Green Homes Homestead Natural Building Courses · Wieambilla, Queensland, Australia This is Graeme and Nherla. We are setting Our Property up as Organic and Aquaculture orientated as possible. We are building a Self-Sustainable Life style Block in a Private Bush 24.28 Hectares Broken into two Blocks. At this Point we are at the Beginning of the Project.And would love your Help. We are interested in light minded people who are interested in Off-Grid Leaving, and have unique ideas.We would like to try the opportunities to try them. People that are interested in Cob Building, Earth-ship Home Building, and Organic Gardening.are very much welcome!!We would love for some help in general day to day activities. We have two fully contained Caravans,with shower, and cooking facilities,Our main diet is Filipino and Australian Food,but you are more than welcome to Bring your nationality to our table as we would love New Experiences!All Meals are Included. Sadly we don't cook for vegetarians or Fussy eaters,but you are more than welcome to cater for yourself. We have 1 Daughter age 18-months old,and a 5-Months Old baby Boy.We are very Friendly and Down to earth People. We are located 300km west from Brisbane 90km from Dalby and 45km From Chinchilla. We are more than Happy to Pick you up From the Bus Station which is in Chinchilla. Internet and Phone Facilities Available,Only works with TELSTRA Network.We are happy to take you around and meet some friends,and show you some country side. If you want to stay one week,1 month,3months,or more,You are More than welcome and your help will be greatly appreciated!! We are young and learning. We all have our own areas of experience and are confident in our future success,. We need self-motivated volunteers, or at least confidence to try new things, while we are still in these beginning stages. What you’ll be doing: I can't be so certain of what exactly the major tasks are if you join with us, but I can give you an idea. Building: We will almost constantly be building. Mostly this will be on small structures like composting toilets, nurseries, trellises and containers for gardens, earthen kitchen, benches… the nice part is that there will always be building that both beginners and more experienced people can do, and also ranging from repetitive physical labor to fine details and finishing touches. Upcoming Projects : Solar & Wind Electricity /Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling / Contained Sewage Treatment /Building with Natural & Recycled Materials /Water Harvesting /Food Production /Radically Sustainable Green Buildings

Structure of My Build Project

Individual Builder (ie: Personal Home or Structure)

Building Styles Integrated

Cob
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Local Materials
Round Wood
Timber Framing
Earthen Floor

Sustainable Systems Integrated

Solar Power
Rain Water Collection
Wind Power
Hydro-Power
Sustainable Appliances
Cob Oven
Composting Toilets
Solar Toilets
Grey-water re-use system
Food system integration
Hot Tub
Sauna
Indoor plumbing
Passive Solar Hot Water
Heating system
Rocket Stove
Natural Furniture building

Build Project Facilities

We have 4 fully contained Caravans,with shower, and cooking facilities.Our Outside kitchen is built with Natural Resource which is Cob and all recycled materials,And we are Using A natural Compost toilet which the main foundation is Cob. Our main diet is Asian and Australian Food,but you are more than welcome to Bring your nationality to our table as we would love New Experiences!All Meals are Included.Tea,and Coffee. Sadly we don't cook for vegetarians or Fussy eaters,but you are more than welcome to cater for yourself.

What to Expect about Food

We will provide the food
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Current Building Status

Planning and Preparation

Type of Build Project

New Structure

Projected Start and End Dates

6 Feb 2016 to 6 Feb 2017

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Type of Volunteer Being Looked for

What you’ll be doing: I can't be so certain of what exactly the major tasks are if you join with us, but I can give you an idea. Building: We will almost constantly be building. Mostly this will be on small structures like composting toilets, nurseries, trellises and containers for gardens, earthen kitchen, benches… the nice part is that there will always be building that both beginners and more experienced people can do, and also ranging from repetitive physical labor to fine details and finishing touches. Works Vary from day to da

Where you will be Sleeping

We have 4 fully contained Caravans,

How much Notice Needed Prior to Hosting

2 days

The Number of POOSHers Desired

10 POOSHers

Comments

Eliza Brazel's picture

Hi Guys!

Your project sounds incredible, I would love to help in any way possible. I will be in Brisbane from April, and should be free to help from June onwards (for as long as you'll have me). I am currently helping a couple build a mud brick home, and I will have my PDC and Earth Build Certificate by the time I'm up your way and ready to help.

Let me know!
Taine Kirini - Joyce's picture

Hi Graham,&nbsp;<span style="letter-spacing: 0.05em;">I have just become a member of this web page and yet I enthusiastic and over joyed with researching about what projects you have and are currently working on. Specially on the basis that people close to me have adopting a not so new approach of a "off grid"sustained lifestyle. I've nearly let myself free from the Matrix and the next step is total immersion. Hows the project going now and would you be happy with a couple of new sets of hands to continue helping.&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: 0.05em;">Kind Regards,&nbsp;</span><span style="letter-spacing: 0.05em;">Taine Kirini-Joyce</span>

Hara Daglish's picture

Hi Graeme, just joined this website in the hope to find a natural building project to get my teeth stuck into. Your project sounds very interesting, and I would love to get involved. I do not have any experience as of yet, however I do have lots of experience living in a community environment who were committed to the land and living sustainable. I am passionate about nature and learning more about living an off the grid life style, and have wanted to learn about natural building for a long time. I am a 25 year old women from the UK, and I am always keen to get my hands dirty. I know about gardening, propagating, cultivating and harvesting fruits and vegetables. 

I would love to be involved in your project 
Look forward to hearing from you 
Best wishes Hara 
graeme mcluckie's picture

Hi Hara,
  How are you's? And thank you for your interest in coming to stay with us,.We would be happy to have you here.Please let us know the date when you are ready to come in our place and the time of your arrival so that we can arrange the time and date. Have a safe Trip, and Good-luck!!And looking forward to meet you. ph:0457686990 Regards, Graeme and Nherla
Kirsty Maclean's picture

Hello, I am new to this site but have been recommended it because I am passionate about buildings, people and travel. Your project sounds very exciting, and I would love to help in any way I can-even if it's to help look after your children! I have experience in gardening and some woodwork, and am a keen leaner and very hard worker. I have previously designed buildings but I have never had the hands on experience to build my own, this is just something I dream of. I am currently in Brisbane and am looking to move on next week, with about 3-4 weeks to spare. If you think I could be of some help please contact me on kirsty.maclean@hotmail.com, I have some trouble using this site due to my access on my iphone. I am a 28 year old female from the UK, where I work as a registered nurse. I have more information on my profile, should you wish to fidn out more. I look forward to hearing from you. Kirsty
Mark Robinson's picture

Hi Guys I am Mark traveling the East coast and would love to help and learn from your project. I am currently in Mission Beach traveling to you after doing some banana I forestry work. I have had previous experience wwoofing whilst in Malaysia I spent 10 days on a small scale organic farm of beans, pineapples and passion fruit doing general gardening work like digging, clearing and harvesting. I also on the west coast of Australia helped at a bee farm for a week Painting and cleaning hives, packing honey and general house hold jobs. I then spent a week on a fish farm doing general gardening and helping catch and segregate the fish. I spent 12 days on a wildlife sanctuary helping with the animals, learning and helping some mechanical jobs, planting trees and putting up a wire fence. I am willing to learn and I hope we can exchange tips, advice, laughs and hopefully some hiking and why you chose to do what you do! It goes without saying that I would love to meet like minded people to make good friends, share some good times and bounce ideas off others.

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