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Our farm is a permaculture project based on the principles of agroforestry. Located in Togo, West Africa, it aims to develop a self-sufficient food and energy farm by giving the trees their space in the African rural landscape. More than just a farm, the idea is to create an ecological and educational center for the exchange of knowledge between the different actors. This will promote a healthy and harmonious lifestyle with the environment. The main task is to reforest the 28 hectares of land with various native and fruit trees of the region.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral MaintenanceFarmstay helpHelp with Eco ProjectsHelp around the houseAnimal CareLanguage practiceArt ProjectsHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Volonteers will be everyday sharing knowledge and ideas with the locals, as the people working on the project come from different parts of africa and some are from the villages around. You will experience life surrounded by nature and the African way of life. You will learn about reforestation, agroforestery, gardening, bio construction living into the nature.
We are at the beginning of the project, we have a lot of work to do, at this moment we are focusing on reforesting a tropical forest and an edible forest. It is a good opportunity for volunteers to learn about agroforestry. We also need help in the garden. We love the exchange of ideas and practice of art and recycling. We want volunteers to feel at home and in contact with African nature. We are also doing bio constructions, so all builders and dreamers are most WELCOME!! We are living on a farm, so there is always a lot to do.
The volunteers will work 5 hours de day (from 7:30 to 12:30) 5 days a week. As part of the exchange we will provide you accommodation and food 3 times a day.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Candidates must have a great willingness to help! Indeed, life in the bush is not the easiest. Living conditions are precarious. At the moment we do not have electricity, but we do have a way for charging electronics. We cook on the wood fire and the accommodation is camping. We will provide you a tent and bedding. We hope that soon we can welcome you in better conditions. There is also the possibility to rent accommodation in a village at 40 min from the project.
What else ...
On you days off, you will be able to go to Kpalimé, the city close by (30km) or you will like to visit some beautiful places in the mountains (forests, waterfalls, remote villages).
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week