Help us support Community upliftment by connecting Permaculture and Tourism in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • South Africa
  • Favourited 232 times
  • Last activity: 04/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Mark and Tine, a couple in our early 40's with a 6 yr old Son Adam and have 70 year old parents.
    Pagels is in his late 40's and rides to work on his bicycle with his fishing rods from the nearby township
    . Paida and Linda are in their late 20's, from Zimbabwe, love creating delicious food and live on the property too.
    Together we've started a small family-run home-stay accommodation (backpackers Hostel) on the riverfront in a small village on the edge of PE.
    We support a community in the nearby Motherwell Township by connecting you to our friends. We support a Soup Kitchen, an Art Gallery, a restaurant, a recycling centre and Schools

    Couples really enjoy this opportunity

    Opportunities to help needed in the following:
    painting and renovation
    Gardening in permaculture designed fruit and veg garden
    Social Media
    help create a sociable vibe for travelling guests

    We are creating a sustainable riverfront travel accommodation and a platform for travellers to serve the Redhouse village and the surrounding communities in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
    We encourage responsible travelling and give travellers opportunities to actively support local communities as they travel through the Eastern Cape and South Africa.
    The Redhouse village and surrounding communities are currently involved in various Music Therapy, Art, Permaculture, Conservancy, Education, Internships and Social projects.

  • 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
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in a quiet Village, on the edge of Port Elizabeth, 10km from beach, 45km from Game Parks hopes to attract like minded musicians, artists, permaculture gardeners, surfers, windsurfers, watersports people, rowers, travellers,, warmshower cycle tourists, meditaters, music therapists, healers, yogis and people who like good food and need swimming lessons and we support autism awareness.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We encourage responsible travelling and give travelers opportunities to actively support local communities as they travel though the Eastern Cape and South Africa.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love language exchange

  • Accommodation


    The house has a country farm rustic feel, with its wooden floors and large bedrooms with high ceilings.
    an indoor garden, a large lounge that encourages yoga, farm-style - kitchen, big bathroom with a shower and bath, and the main bedroom has a ensuite bathroom.
    The best feature of the house is sitting the front veranda, watching the sunrise over the river.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have WiFi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a '92 VW Campervan

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have dogs and cats

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 386757862695

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