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'Guunuwa' Self Sufficiency Farm

Valla, New South Wales, Australia
Private room in house hosted by Christina
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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'Guunuwa' ("Be Alive!") is an organic fruits, vegetables and macadamia nut farm using permaculture practice in the production of organic food.
A Winter Special during Macadamia Harvest!! Weekly rent for less than $200

The space
The Old Bellingen nurses quarters is a unique Queenslander situated on land which has a north facing, undulating slope with an ephemeral creek. A fruit and vegetable garden sprawls across the north slope near the spring fed dam.
It is Macadamia harvest right now!!! Take a winter break in the sub-tropics and eat macadamias every day!!! Take a look at the long term pricing to enjoy this offer.
Two rooms in the old home are made available to participants in the week long course. The short stay option offers education in permaculture practices. Enjoy, living and learning on the peaceful grounds of "Guunuwa". There is also space for people who wish to camp on site. The rate for a two man tent is $25 per night.
As well as the bathroom in the house, an outdoor shower and toilet, which overlook the garden, are available to guests.

Guest access
Four rooms all open out to the wrap around verandahs. There is access for all guests to the lounge/dining, kitchen and bathroom. All amenities are shared.

Other things to note
The week long course is offered to a minimum of four people and a group maximum of six.
Shorter stays of two nights are available to individuals and groups. These stays include only brief overview of grey water reed bed system, solar, rota-loo and use of on-site fertilisers for the garden.
During Camp Creative week, a breakfast is offered for an additional $10 per person
'Guunuwa' ("Be Alive!") is an organic fruits, vegetables and macadamia nut farm using permaculture practice in the production of organic food.
A Winter Special during Macadamia Harvest!! Weekly rent for less than $200

The space
The Old Bellingen nurses quarters is a unique Queenslander situated on land which has a north facing, undulating slope with an ephemeral creek. A fruit and vegeta…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Hangers
Free parking on premises
Fire extinguisher
Wifi
Smoke alarm
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Heating
Washer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Valla, New South Wales, Australia

We are a community with a strong interest in protecting Valla's pristine beauty.

Hosted by Christina

Joined in September 2014
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I'm a nearly 58 yr old lady, passionate about good, organic food and simple living. My first chapter was all about team sports and competition. Chapter 2 about becoming an Educator in the N.S.W system, whilst being a mum and sportsperson ( clinging on to my passions reluctant to let them go). Chapter 3 was all about discovering biodynamic farming practices, whilst....you got it,... doing everything else. As the saying goes...."something's gotta give!" So chapter 4 was about discovering what really matters, and that was finding joy in the simple things. Sustainability is my end goal....and I'm on the journey my friends :-D I'm excited to see how my chapters 5 and (Website hidden by Airbnb) infinitum, will evolve..... Well, here I am updating my profile. Chapter five is about finding my tribe. Airbnb has changed my life. Inviting people into my home and my heart, has made me realise that in the end it's community that makes our lives complete. I've been fortunate to have many guests return, and choose 'Guunuwa' as their home away from home. There is an opportunity here to join the small group running 'Guunuwa'. Book a stay and see if this is the community that suits you. We look forward to meeting you. Warmly Christina
I'm a nearly 58 yr old lady, passionate about good, organic food and simple living. My first chapter was all about team sports and competition. Chapter 2 about becoming an Educator…
During your stay
Christina Barry is the course convener with 25 years experience in education. An introduction to permaculture, sustainable education, cooking and English classes upon request are also offered. When morning lessons and breakfast is finished an excursion to nearby Valla Beach is the regular routine. In the heat of the day food preservation from harvested produce is also a component of the education course. With the benefit of eating all that is prepared from the organic garden.
Over the evening meal a review of the day and questions can also be answered.
You will need to bring notepad and pen/pencil. suitable footwear, eg. gumboots, hat, sunscreen and long shirt. Waterbottle and gloves would also be useful.
Christina Barry is the course convener with 25 years experience in education. An introduction to permaculture, sustainable education, cooking and English classes upon request are a…
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Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
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