We are a Backpackers on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. We also run Aloeha Nursery.We practice Permaculture..

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  • Description

    Description

    We live on the 10 acre smallholding 5 minutes from the beach. This tranquil, tree filled property is what remains of an original farm which is over 100 years old and steeped in historic stories. There are plenty of old buildings that have been converted into dwellings, workshops, Pizza house etc.
    Our main activity is the cultivation of Aloes and succulent plant for landscaping and sale. We have a large Permiculture/ Organic garden that provides us with seasonal produce on a rotational basis.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Over the years we have had visitors from around the world and can share experiences and stories of them around the weekly braai (barbeque). The whole team and other tenants all love to swap experiences and cultural stories at every opportunity. Visitors love to cook at least one meal originating from their country while here with produce sourced locally and out of the garden.Bring some bug spray as we do have mosquitoes at times during the summer months. While all bedding is provided, you are expected to provide your own towels and shampoos etc.

  • Help

    Help

    We require visitors to assist with the daily running and maintenance of the farm. We are undertaking new building projects and upgrading others. Work in the Permiculture garden involves composting, planting and the occasional weeding.
    You may on occasion be asked to assist in cooking and occasionally shopping. We are keen users of alternate sources of power, building material, building methods etc. and knowledge of any of these would be welcomed. In addition to the work mentioned we also rebuild Vintage / veteran cars and we are also embarking on building a 22 foot sailing Yacht. Hobie's are Hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains and volunteers are welcome to partake in this if they wish ( Seasonal ) Surfing and fishing could also be done.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/Afrikaans/ Dutch/Zulu.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have space for tents as well as dormitory accommodation. with a communal ablution block and are in the process of increasing these on an ongoing basis. New double private lockable rooms are also now available when not booked by Backpackers. A large communal kitchen is available for use by the volunteers which we have found gives them independence as far as choice and preferences of food is concerned.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a subtropical zone with a summer rainfall area. Bring your own mosquito spray and sturdy shoes. ( Note we are in a Malaria free area)
    We are a fun loving multifaceted family so you may have a pleasant surprise around every corner.
    Workers are asked to provide their own accident/medical insurance as we do not accept responsibility for accidental injury to persons during their stay with us.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Volunteers are expected to give around 5 hours average per 5 day/ five days a week.

Piza night with Hans and Miriam from Holland.
Natasha's Zebra painting. Well done girl.
Catelonian Tony working on a solar panel.
Irish Lass.... Mary Kate was an asset in every sense of the word.
Winter sunset 1730 hrs.
Two of our Chev vintages 1947 and 1940.
Aloes
A frame dwelling




Host ref number: 179842528716