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Natural off grid farming community and retreat center in Haga, South Africa

  • South Africa
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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Long-term volunteers wanted.

    We are an off-grid natural farming community with guest accommodations where we host events, courses and workshops to revive and enrich body, mind, spirit, and earth.

    We are committed to growing into a spiritually and ecologically sound eco-village that is supportive, connected, multi-generational, family-friendly, and finds meaning and enjoyment in living in harmony with each other and nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    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

    Our secluded and peaceful location allows travelers to reconnect with nature and enjoy a break from the sometimes frantic 'fast city life'. There is the potential to learn about permaculture and natural farming and building. There is also the opportunity to join meditation and yoga in the ubuntu hall. We invite you to revive and regenerate your soul on the path of self-discovery and awakening towards a more peaceful, joyful, abundant, conscious way of living while experimenting with living in the community and immersing in nature.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteer tasks are constantly changing but at the moment we need help from capable and skilled volunteers with propagating and transplanting of indigenous trees in our nursery, food production in our permaculture gardens (this includes planting seeds, weeding and harvesting food for use on the farm), natural building jobs (building using cob, wattle and daub, woodwork and painting), beautification and art projects, welcoming and hosting guests and other activities around natural living on a farm, never a dull moment!

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Basic rooms in rondavels (traditional Xhosa huts), bedding is provided but please bring your own towel. We have hot water showers with a donkey system (we make a fire to heat water) and compost toilets.

    We are a primarily plant-based community and ask any visitors not to bring meat on the farm. We share dinners together which are included in the exchange. All other meals and snacks are for your own account and we’ll give you an opportunity once a week to join someone to go to town for necessities because we are not close to them, please be prepared for your arrival.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your off time you may want to explore the many paths around the 180-ha farm where you will come across interesting animal and bird life; dig into our intriguing collection of books; swim in the dam; visit the beach (8km away) engage in yoga, dance, meditation or any spiritual practice that you wish. We are open to and very much encourage new ideas so please feel free to initiate any activities that you would like to do eg. crafting, painting, yoga, dance, etc

    If our space resonates with you and you would like to get in touch please tell us why you have chosen our spot in particular. We are a close-knit small community that shares this space and volunteers are very special to us, we value your help and friendship. The farm work is mostly physical and can be demanding but is extremely rewarding. Chop wood, and carry water is our mantra!

    In this phase of renovation and renewal, we specifically look for long-term volunteers who have handywoman and handyman, building, and carpenter skills, who are physically fit and capable of manual work, creative spirits for painting and beautification of rooms and communal spaces as well as social outgoing people to welcome and host guests and visitors!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have fast internet and shared office space to use.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You are welcome to bring your campervan of any size, but please keep in mind that our roads are somewhat bumpy and muddy and can be very slippery when wet, so you will need high clearance and good wheels. We have outdoor showers and toilets for you to use.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, we love some well-behaved dogs!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day during 4 weekdays, total of 20 hours

Host ref number: 559476421577

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