Eco Hostel and Organic Farm in Arusha needs your help!Volunteer in exchange for staying at our hostel!

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Tanzania

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a young organic Maasai farmer and eco hostel owner in Arusha. I live in a beautiful home in a village near Arusha town. I have a Bachelor Degree of Science in Wildlife Tourism
    I love camping, hiking, movie watching, listening to music, travelling to different places in the world and of course animals.
    My vision is to live a full, meaningful, and thriving life. I stay inspired and empowered by connecting with others, using my character strengths, and following my passions. Love, kindness, and compassion are what are important in life. The rest is commentary.
    I run an eco hostel which is a family owned eco friendly business at the grounds of our banana farm using biogas, compost bins and water sewage for gardening.

    I started running it as a home stay back in 2015 to let visitors experience the Tanzanian lifestyle and give something back to the community I live in. Over the years I employed more and more people from our beautiful village of Ambureni to work with me.
    My farm extends all the way down to the river where one can have access to do hikes and take in the beautiful views of the river valley and Mount Meru. I plant bananas (9 types), coffee, fruit trees (avocado, guava, papaya, mango, and passion fruit) and loats of vegetables like chayote. All is organically grown.
    I also keep cows for milk, butter, cheese and for biogas making using manure and urine of the cow. I use biogas for cooking and still trying to find a way to start using it for light.
    We have an open kitchen with fridge, oven/grill, gas cooker and microwave for all guests to use. .
    You can make your own coffee at our kitchen anytime using our fresh coffee from my farm.
    While staying with us we can also teach you how to make Tanzanian dishes such as Matoke/Machalari (staple food made from plantain bananas), Ugali, Chapati, Pilau and many other more.
    Several activities can be done at the hostel such as coffee farm tour,banana farm tour,river tour to learn about local herbs and also waterfall hikes.
    Around the area there is Lake duluti where one can go for nature walks or canoeing,a hotspring and several other attractions.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn how to live in a Tanzanian local community where sharing, exchanging, learning, discovering is part of every day life. They will not only get in touch with Tanzanian culture, but with pretty much any culture blended in the hostel environment. Guests from all over the world stay sometimes weeks or even months at the hostel, which creates the right environment to make new friendships and experience Tanzania and surroundings in a group!
    You can learn Swahili here, learn how to cook Tanzania meas ,learn different skills from our activities and help develop the hostel here. If you want to develop your resume in certain skills ask Oscar and he can see what he can do for you!

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for like-minded people who are interested in the environment, have a sense of adventure and take pride in their work and want to be part of my eco family!

    My next big project is working on Tree Houses/Cottages in the middle of our Banana plantation so i am looking for people with carpentry and building skills.

    But i am also in need of people that can help feed the cows,housekeeping, art projects, decoration, and general maintenance etc

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,Swahili,Masai

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This is hostel accommodation so you will be staying in a private room inside the house i stay in but the room has shared washroom/toilet and we have communal areas for everyone to enjoy! There is a living room area with a TV, open kitchen with seating areas, picnic bench area and a fire pit. It is a fun hostel where all staff take part in a wide range of activities; there will always be something for everyone. Its a sociable hostel so we encourage all staff and guests to interact.

    Breakfast and Dinner is provided for free.
    There is an open kitchen with fridge, oven/grill, gas cooker and microwave for all guests to use. You can also get fruits and vegetables from the farm.
    You can make your own coffee at our kitchen anytime using our fresh coffee from my farm.
    While staying with us we can also teach you how to make Tanzanian dishes such as Matoke/Machalari (staple food made from plantain bananas), Ugali, Chapati, Pilau and many other more.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteering in our hostel is nothing difficult. We just would like that everyone (including volunteers) will have a good time and enjoy hostel environment. We require good level of English, any other language skills is always a plus (Spanish, German, Portuguese, etc.)! We are a hostel for people of all ages with majority of people between 18to 60 years old.

  • 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

    Maximum 7 hours a day, 5 days a week

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