Help creating permaculture garden in Rehoboth district, Namibia. 160 km of Windhoek near the Gamsberg, Namibia

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Namibia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi Potential work awayer's,


    We have a family farm ( 5000 Ha) +- 70 km out of Rehoboth, ( Closest town) and +- 160 km out of Windhoek ( Capital City), My husband Bayer and my eldest Son, stays mostly on the farm where they farm with Simbra's. WE have a lot of wild horses on the farm and would love help to tame them for any horse lovers as a hobby.
    I am full time employed as a Cabin Safety Inspector in Windhoek where our 2 Boys are at University and only goes to the farm every 2nd weekend. As a hobby I am alternative journey practitioner and a breathwork instructor amongst other healing modalities.


    We are looking for Workawayers who could assist in developing a Permaculture farm on about 10 hectors of land.
    We would also like to set up a permaculture garden. We are currently busy making swails and started with a small garden to plant seedlings for the future of the permaculture setting.
    Anyone with the knowledge to build greenhouses, ideas on how to maintain gardens, design of a permaculture farm, composting, worm farming and who loves nature is more than welcome.
    Bayer my husband is also starting with sustainable farming and anyone with knowledge in it is most welcome to come and assist. We also have chickens and sheep's on the farm.

    Workawayers will be offered meals, eating with the family when they are on the farm and cooking themselves when they are alone and accommodation. The daily working hours will be max 5 hours with most of your time spend towards permaculture design, assisting in the garden and assisting with feeding of chickens.
    Your assistance where you are capable and where you can contribute will be appreciated, but you will not be made to do anything you cannot do.

    Workawayers will be accommodate in a Caravan (therefore one person at a time or a couple) with their own privacy. We have a small farmhouse where we stay over weekends. Volunteers will have to be able to stay alone on the farm with the farm workers and the manager, and will be assisting with managing the day to day running of the farm.
    Volunteers will eat with the family and will have to assist with cooking and cleaning of the kitchen and their own accommodation. There is no house help on the farm.

    You can use weekends to explore the rest of Namibia ( at your own cost) close attractions are Lake Oanob Resort, Gamsberg, Solitaire, Sossusvlei, Daan Viljoen, Hardap Dam, Gocheganas, Swakopmund ( 400 km), Solitaire, Windhoek. Accommodation can be arranged for you if you spend the weekend in Rehoboth or Windhoek only. if you want to visit Windhoek or spend time in Rehoboth, we can accommodate you in our house.

    Transport will be arranged for you from the Airport to the farm. Minimum stay of 2 weeks and maximum stays of 3 months.

    If you really just need a break and want to experience farming the old style, switching off from the day to day hustle, walk in nature without a mask, (yes there is no TV, radio and you need to walk a distance for internet connection), you are most welcome to spend time with our family on our farm. We do have solar panels for lights and making use of gas for cooking as an alternative to the wood stove and wood warm water heater.

    DIDI

    Ps, you will have free reign on the farm as far as designing pathways, gardening. If you are into horses there are a lot of wild horses on the farm that can be tamed, but that will be to do as a hobby.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    If you are a student wanting a clean canvas to do their art on, this would be the perfect learning curve. Or just maybe you need to get away and clear your mind. This African farm will put you in the heart of nature and allow yourself to find yourself without having to worry about food and shelter. It is farming the old style where can still appreciate the quietness of nature and where you can walk in nature and be safe.

  • Help

    Help

    permaculture design, taming of horses

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared Accommodation, a Caravan that can accommodate 2 people.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As per above they can explore Namibia on their own cost.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It's a farm so there is enough space for camper vans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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