Social project looking for garden planner in Hardap, Namibia

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  • Last activity: 17 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are setting up a social project, offering vocational training for children/youth with special needs.

    We arrived at our new place and are busy to setup buildings, etc...

    If you are looking for a very peaceful timeout, this is the right place! If you like nature and education and if you are willing to have a basic life in a very remote area with the best team of the world, then please join us for some time :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are setting up our centre from a "green point of view", we work with solar power, have our own waterhole, create our own adobe bricks, compost toilets, etc. We love to share our skills and also learn from you :) i am swiss, living in namibia since 2005 and the rest of the team is all namibians, wonderful and skilled people with the same passion to empower kids/youth with special needs. it is maybe worth to mention that some of our teammembers are professional musicians/singers, hence it is an immense joy to listen to them while sitting around the fire...

    You have the possibility to travel after your stay here and see one of the most beautiful countries with its stunning landscapes and animals. i will be happy to assist you with your travelling plans.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    currently, we would need some good garden planners. the focus is on permaculture and setting up our garden area...this includes everything: soil management, irrigation, compost, wormfarm (existing and going well). our main interest is in potatoes, onions, spring onions, cabbage, butternut, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, paprika, peppers, some herbs (parsley, chives, basil, rosemary, thyme) and some fruits (lemon, apple, strawberries) as well as special weath and maize. for our animals, we plant lucernes, moringa and barley. we are interested in natural water harvesting to save water as well.
    So if you are a passionate gardener and good in planning, please come to us and give us a hand. we have a wonderful gardener that is in with his heart and makes almost anything grow. we just need some planning assistance for the first year or so :)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A tent with a bed and shared bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    as we are in a very remote area, we work and live here...there is shops in the nearby settlement with quite a few things but predominantly NOT fresh food. we do have a daily transport possibility to the nearest bigger town (100km) where you can get all that. we do live with animals (dogs, goats, chicken) where you can be involved if you like and walking is wonderful on the farm. otherwise it is probably best to stay on site during some work-time and then plan travelling time afterwards.
    Foodwise, we have normal diet with loads of meat as usual in namibia but it will be my pleasure to accommodate you with your diet, whether it is vegetarian, vegan or anything else. myself, i am on low-carb/keto for many years already. so lets talk :)

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 552989711396

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