Organic educational farm in a small village near Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya

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  • Description

    Description

    Come help us with your experience in environmental education, cob building and other art works on our organic farm in the Kenyan highlands. We have a running vegetable farm, and we host lots of visitors. We already have 70 people working with us, please let us know which specific skills you like to add?

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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 would love some help from people who have experience in environmental education. We need to improve on our educational programs for the many schools that are already visiting us. We have a bus and an unfinished house that need to be transformed to guesthouses. So a good carpenter is also very welcome. We are planning to build a visitors center with a kitchen, bar, toilets. Anybody who is experienced in cob-building is welcome. And we like to build a rocket-stove on our compound. And anybody who can build a 'black soldier fly' composter? We do have people for the heavy labour, so we are more focused on 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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Kikuyu: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in the farmhouse, at our farm in a small Kenyan village, not far from Nairobi. We have 2 extra guest bedrooms in our house, so you will experience the real 'farmstay' together with the farmers. We share the meals (mostly vegetarian/vegan) together, of course with lots of fresh vegetables from the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.
    We will be happy to advice!

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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






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