Eco projects and self-reliance in Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small organic farm, working towards sustainability and self sufficiency. We are looking for workawayers who can help with organic sustainable farming (veggies and almonds, herbs and worms) and anyone who has initiative, energy and skills to add to our life style. Accommodation and meals supplied. Meals are taken with us in our home. Our farm is on top of a mountain surrounded by Cape Fynbos and export fruit. A monthly farmers market, guest cottages and a camp site ensure a constant flow of people.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Farm activities vary according to the season and new eco projects are regularly tackled - at present we are wanting to get off the electricity grid. Upkeep of our hiking trails, designing of trail indicators, general maintenance and upkeep of compost showers as well as composting in all its forms are some of the jobs here.
    Self-reliance, work-enjoyment and creativity are some of the traits we look for in our workawayers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation can vary from a two bed garden flat with own kitchenette, shower and toilet,and free wi-fi to a caravan in the garden, depending on the flow of guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We try and integrate workawayers with the neighbouring farms to experience some of the other opportunities available; sometimes they help with packing fruit, picking and packing flowers for export or just mingle with the locals. They become part of our day to day life and get to experience our life-style and the community we live in first hand.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours

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