Help on a cattle farm and get to know the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Great Karoo in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Our farm is part of the Compassberg Protected Environment near the top of the catchment of the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Great Karoo. We have a busy life farming cattle and hosting guests and home school our children. We would love help from people who have experience working with kids or have a special skill they can share with children (ours are 7 & 9). There are lots of maintenance projects including the upkeep of our natural earth building, so all those carpenters builders and people that are creative and love working with their hands are welcome. Each year we have a festival at Easter that we need lots of volunteers for!

    This remote farm is far away from the air/sound/light/noise pollution of the city. It is the ideal place to connect with yourself and with nature. However, life on the farm is very busy. You need to be self motivated and comfortable with your own company. For this reason we prefer couples/pairs of volunteers.

    We are an hour drive from the nearest ATM machine/petrol station and 20 minutes on a bumpy road to the nearest small shop. Sometimes we are cut off from civilization for a few days when the rains turn the roads into mud soup. We do weather in a big way: In winter we have can have snow and freezing temperatures, in summer we have flash floods, electric storms and occasionally intense heat (though being up in the mountains our temperatures are never get too unbearable high for too long). We know drought very well.

    But if you love mountains and fresh air and you don't need cell phone reception then you will love this farm.

    We are vaccinated and accepting volunteers.

    *** From June to October 2022 we are going on our own workaway adventure. We are looking for a special family/couple to house sit while we are away. You must love animals and be handing and able to improvise. Looking forward to hearing from you***

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Unterrichten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Visitors will learn about rural living where we are guided by the seasons and the focus is on life and death (the health and wellbeing of our animals, our environment and ourselves). You will get a perspective on sustainable not sentimental environmental practices. You will spend time working with our staff who have different life experiences and different perspectives from yourself. If you stay for long enough you may have the opportunity to visit the town of Nieu Bethesda and see what village life is like.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Tasks on the farm is physically demanding. If you are strong and able we need you!
    We are looking for people with skills and experience in fixing things/ building things/ making things/ growing things/ cooking things/ childcare and teaching kids/ training horses among other things.
    Homeschooling our children.
    There are also lots of jobs in the house including cooking for the family, organising chaos, playing with the kids, laundry etc
    We need help with marketing our accommodation and workshops
    We need help with the ongoing maintenance of the farm, the fences, the infrastructure, the buildings as well as the running of the cattle.
    We are needing help with veld restoration including erosion control, creating baseline data for veld management, removal of alien plants.
    We need help with the vegetable garden, feeding the chickens and many many other projects.
    Can you sew? We have lots of sewing projects that we need help with.
    We need help with setting up and running a running fest our Easter festival
    You will share meals with us and spend time with the family. However we are often juggling many projects at one time so you need to be a quick learner who doesn't need lots of mentoring in your tasks.
    We prefer couples and volunteers over the age of 20. Because it can be a bit lonely and the work can be tough. Though if you are convinced this is the right place for you its still worth applying.
    Life on the farm is never dull, every day there is something else to do, are you up for it?

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Afrikaans: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    You will stay in in a caravan or a cottage depending on availability. In the high holiday season we sometimes do not have accommodation, so if you are prepared to sleep in a tent you are welcome.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are looking for people with strength, energy, enthusiasm and a love of nature.

    We welcome couples who are keen to help with childcare as well as helping on the farm.

    If you are able to work hard and enjoy a remote location this opportunity will work for you. We prefer volunteers that have skills and experience in hands on work.

    We prefer volunteers to stay three weeks or longer.

    Please let us know in good time if your plans change and you are unable to make it as much organising goes into hosting you!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Most of the time

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Pets that don't hunt and that get on with our dogs and cats

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    30 hours a week (some days more some less)

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