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

Another year over and what have we done?

It was the year we celebrated 40 years of permaculture (since permaculture one) and in honour of this we ramped up our delivery of Permaculture whilst continuing our usual activities and services. In a nutshell we: EDUCATION: Delivered extra permaculture...

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Our Spring Permabee

At our last Permabee we constructed a new wicking bed for some Perennial vegetables and espaliered fruit trees. We made the slightly raised garden using small children’s wading pools for the water reservoir, blue metal gravel, wicking material, soil and of...

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Ethical Christmas Hampers

Why not consider giving a special xmas hamper this year? We are now preparing  different types of hampers including a mixed hamper; a woodlovers hamper and a produce lovers hamper. All the contents have been lovingly sourced and home made from the farm and are...

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