Volunteers are welcome to help us keep up with the various aspects of living on this Island. Self-sufficiency being the aim means that gardening, weeding, fencing, wood collection, cooking and cleaning are all necessary jobs .
SUPPLIES: Island income and food production is an ongoing process. Everything was run-down when we moved into the Homestead, so we unfortunately have to ask that visitors are self sufficient in staple and fresh foodstuffs. The Homestead garden and fruit tree production depends upon seasons, water and people hours available to maintain and increase local food supplies.
TRANSPORT: Volunteers will have to organise their own transport to the Island;- on a boat travelling north in the winter cruising season from Keppel Bay Marina (near Yeppoon) or south from Mackay Marina or Whitsundays after October . The chances are slim of getting a lift organised to precise dates, so it is only possible for flexible people. One would be advised to stay in the town and contact the Marina to ask about posting a notice on their board. Be ready to leave at a moments notice and you may have to pay your way for an overnight trip. Visitors who are travelling as extra crew on a vessel have been known to ‘jump ship’ with the skippers knowledge, so they can stay longer on this unique Island and are prepared to hitch a lift off on another vessel with space to the next port of call.
CONTACT: . Our phone number is (07) 49510993 or when travelling on a boat try Channel 10 on the Marine Radio. On arrival please make contact with the residents in the Tree House at West Bay or the Homestead (3.5Km from the Bay).