Stay at Permaculture Sydney Institute

Bandusia is a renowned country retreat, nestled in the rugged sandstone landscape of the MacDonald Valley near St Albans. We’re a popular destination for Sydneysiders wanting a relaxing weekend escape. There are a number of ways you can stay…

Work Exchange

The farm is yours for the weekend you choose in exchange for 4-5 hours work per person per day.
We also welcome Woofers, HelpX and Workaways! Call (02) 4568 2036 to find out more.

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Stay as a Student

Whether you are here for a week for our PDC, staying for a weekend for our Introduction to Permaculture Course or simply staying overnight for one of our workshops we have a range of accomodation options to suit all budgets.

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Stay as a guest

Bandusia is popular destination for couples and young families wanting a relaxing weekend escape. We are a lovely place for reunions with family or friends. Enjoy a relaxing escape in an ecologically sensitive environment.

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Learn more about Bandusia Country Retreat

Bandusia is the perfect base from which to visit the historic village of St Albans, to explore the heritage listed Yengo National Park, rediscover the convict-built Old Great North Road or to simply drive through one of the last surviving “commons” remaining in Australia. (can be changed)

 

News from the farm

Rustic Eco-van Country Weekend Getaway 

Rustic Eco-van Country Weekend Getaway 

The PSI Eco-van is the perfect place for a weekend getaway in the country just 2 hours from Sydney in the Hawkesbury near Wisemans Ferry.  The van site is nestled on the Permaculture Sydney Institute farm site on the Macdonald river, Upper Macdonald. It is surrounded...

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The Eco-Permavan – Ready for Bookings in March!

The Eco-Permavan – Ready for Bookings in March!

The Permavan on the PSI Farm is nearly ready to hire! We have finally finished renovating the van and just await the installation of solar and it will be ready to go. We expect it to be fully complete and ready for bookings by March. Stay tuned for more on this in the next newsletter. What makes it an eco-van?

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Heritage Fruit Tree Workshop and Sponsor a Tree Project –

Heritage Fruit Tree Workshop and Sponsor a Tree Project –

Fruit Trees galore 100s of bare rooted stock now in and planted budding and flowering,  in the newly created Food Forest on the PSI Farm.  The heritage fruit tree workshop was loads of fun and learning with Pete the Permie and Silvia. Pete covered all the usual topics...

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