Come help us out with welcoming schools, cooking, educational materials, art works on our organic farm in the Kenyan highlands. We have a running vegetable farm, and we host lots of visitors.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Kenyan rural life may be quite different from what you are used to. You will learn to accept it is not always going as planned, you will learn to adjust, you will learn to work with what you can find (hardware stores are not very well equiped...), you will become very creative :-)
We, the farmers, are a Dutch-Kenyan couple. We both lived in the Netherlands for a long time, and the difference with Kenyan rural life is quite a contrast. Staying with us at the farm also means you will see a lot of the village-life and we will have time to talk about the culture and way of living in Kenya.
We have a beautiful farm just outside of Nairobi. For educational visits we started a foundation, to welcome schools and other groups to the farm. We have quite some work to set this up. We need to set up educational programs, and welcome the school groups that are already coming to us. We have a bus and an unfinished house that need to be transformed to guesthouses. We started building up a visitors center. We do have people for the heavy labour, we are more looking for knowledgeable people on education, carpentry, cob-building, arts and design, sawing etc. If you like cooking, you are also most welcome to prepare diner sometimes.
english, dutch, kiswahili, kikuyu, bit of french,german, portugues
You will be staying in the farmhouse, at our farm in a small Kenyan village, not far from Nairobi. We have 3 extra guest bedrooms in our house, so you will experience the real 'farmstay' together with the farmers. We share the meals (mostly vegetarian) together, of course with lots of fresh vegetables from the farm.
We are in a real rural area, but only 1 hour away from Nairobi, so during your time off you can enjoy the best of both worlds - you can enjoy the peace and clean air in the village, it is beautiful to walk in the neighbourhood. Nairobi's citylife and shoppingmalls are not too far away and easily done by public transport.
Kenya is a beautiful country for safaris, so it would be nice if you plan some time for this as well. You could go for weekendtrips to several safariparks. We will be happy to advice!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week