Off-Grid Small organic farm, outside of Knysna on the Garden Route, South Africa


South Africa

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  • Description


    This is a small micro scale organic farm 25km outside of Knysna in the Garden Route. We are on top of an hill, so we enjoy the moon rises and sunsets.

    We practice off grid living, grow as much of our own food as the environment allows and harvest water for our usage. Electricity is solar generated.

    Our buildings are constructed from sandbags and local materials and there are always on going extensions and alterations, as need arises.

    Our focus is on real clean food and the narrative around that.

    The farm is a learning journey living within the natural environment. No two days are ever the same.

    We are 15 minutes from Sedgefield, a small village on a main national road and 45 minutes from an airport. There are loads of outdoor activities in the Garden Route.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in an environment where your daily needs are met from your own endeavours. To explore a nature integrated lifestyle but still enjoy modern technologies. Working with what resources are around you and not relying on external inputs. Conversation and practice on regenerative lifestyle. Learning to live in diversity and our responses to it.

  • Help


    Everything about food! Help in the veggie patch, fruit tree maintenance, wood collection, alien vegetation removal, compost making, compost teas, wormery maintenance, sprouting and chicken daily routine - whichever job needs to be done for the day.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans

  • Accommodation


    Individual sleeping areas, shared kitchen where we all participate in meals including prep and cleaning up. Food is mainly sourced from own production of Veg, eggs and fruit. Organic grains, seeds and pulses are bought in and limited according to cashflow. Meat and dairy optional but limited.
    Outdoor showers and composting toilets. Solar lighting and no internet connection other than thro cell network on own hardware.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Loads of off site entertainment but own vehicle would be needed to get to locations. There is a good car hire service in Sedgefield for daily hire. Garden Route is a tourist destination.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 297843618181