Join our farming & Art space project in Nuweiba, South Sinai, Egypt



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  • Description


    Our project is an organic farm & art space in Nuweiba, South Sinai, and the realization of a long dream that we—Gihan Zakaria & Khaled Kamel—have had. We have both lived full and successful lives in Canada & Egypt working for multinational corporates in the computers & communications fields. But after so many years, we decided it was time to get out of the city, to a cleaner, more natural and sustainable lifestyle.
    We took a piece of land in the desert of Sinai and worked hard by hand to create an organic farm and art space to practice & share knowledge about sustainable lifestyle and handicrafts.
    Now, four years later, we produce organic dry herbs (lemongrass, lavender, horsemint, rosemary, moringa, pelargonium and more), as well as our famous homemade vegan, low-sugar hibiscus & aubergine jams.
    At the center of our land sits this brain: a one-story building we also built ourselves where, for the past few years, we have had the pleasure to build our ever-growing community of artists and collaborators. On our porch, we’ve hosted sculptors, painters, potters, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and more.

    Gihan & Khaled, un couple voyageur. Nous avons décidé de quitter la grande ville et l’emploi corporatif et de déménager à Nuweibaa, dans le desert de Sinai, entre la montagne et la mer. Nous voulions une nouvelle vie dans un environment propre sans pollution ou nous pouvons cultiver notre nourriture de manière naturelle et traditionnelle (aussi connue sous le nom ‘biologique') et mettre en oeuvre et partager notre passion pour les arts et l’artisanat avec des matériaux naturels et nobles tel que le bois, le cuire, le metal, l’argile, le verre, le tissu et autres.
    Nous avons commencé à travailler sur notre projet en août 2016. Un voyage pour transformer le désert en espace vert. Notre objectif principal était de produire des fruits, des légumes et des herbes biologiques pour notre consommation personnelle. Pouvoir manger des aliments sains sans pollution du sol, de l'eau et des additifs chimiques.Maintenant, nous avons commencé la production d’herbes que nous cultivons sur notre terre.
    Nous les cueillons à la main, les lavons et séchons avec des méthodes garantissant propreté et sécurité pour garder le maximum de leur arômes.
    Durant l’an passé nous avons travaillé sur notre espace art ou nous allons pratiquer notre art et offrir des divers ateliers.
    Le grand artist et humain M Hany ElMasry disait ´celui qui travail avec ses mains est un ouvrier, celui qui travail avec ses mains et son cerveau est un artisan et celui qui travail avec ses mains, son cerveau et son coeur est un artist’
    Alors bienvenu à tout les artistes dans notre espace.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will learn about:
    -Organic Farming.
    -Herbs Processing.
    -Irrigation System.
    -Sustainable living.
    -Different building methods.
    -Setting up tents.
    -Art through our workshops.
    -Different lifestyle being aware of electricity and water waste.

  • Help


    Our Workaway program requires:
    -Waking up in the early morning by
    -Physical hardworking, includes harvesting, herbs processing, planting new plants, preparing the land for the agriculture season, irrigation, cleaning around the farm and building new huts.
    -Motivation, determination and commitment.
    Every weekend we'll have 3 days workshop as we host and accommodate a maximum of 10 participants,
    as we'll have to prepare the tents, huts, bathroom, outer and inside space and helping throughout the day with cleaning the space, doing the dishes and kitchen preparation.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    For the time being tents , we have full function toilet & shower also kitchen, volunteers will share the food together and we will provide essential food such as oil, salt, sugar, tea, bread, pasta, Rice, beans & fresh drinking water

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming. snorkeling also canyons trips, scuba & snorkeling.
    The surrounding city such as Dahab & Saint Catherine are not far,1 hour driving.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 315225492444