Love Farming love family have fun near the Gamsberg, Namibia

  • Namibia
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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi Potential work awayer's,


    We have a family farm +- 70 km out of Rehoboth, ( Closest town) and +- 160 km out of Windhoek ( Capital City),
    We are a family’ of 5 farming mainly with Simbra cattle.
    We also have sheep, goats, horses and chicken.
    We are currently busy developing a fruit forest in the form of a campsite, as well as a family homestead so we can live from our garden.


    We are looking for Workawayers who could assist in creating this dream of ours.
    Anyone with the knowledge to build greenhouses, solar systems, regenerative farming, ideas on how to maintain gardens, composting, worm farming and who loves nature is more than welcome. If you just want to experience a real farm in nature, you are more than welcome.

    Workawayers will be offered Free accommodation in a Caravan, where they can have their own privacy. We are currently building separate accommodation for workawayers and any help would be appreciated.

    Volunteers will be required to buy their own food for day to day living and will have to clean their own accommodation. There is no house help on the farm and kitchen duties will be shared.

    What ever is growing seasonally in the garden is there to use.

    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.

    Transport will be arranged for you from Rehoboth 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.

    Olivier Family

  • 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
    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

    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 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Building, solar, gardening, design

  • 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

    At least 5 hours a day

Host ref number: 451833293844

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