Help us on our permaculture farm in the middle of Tunisia

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Tunisia

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    24/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We started our project on this farm in late 2013. It was a monoculture of olive tree, that we found in verry bad shape. We've been since making great effort to make this evolving towards greater diversity and sustainability and we need help for that. Here in Tunisia, permaculture is at the verry begining and few people understand our way of working.
    We need to implement our site so that people realise the positiveness of such practices in all aspects.

    So when coming to our place, expect to participate in regular agricultural tasks like weeding, sowing, harvesting, soil decompaction, irrigation... and other types of work like ecoconstruction, lanscaping... You will also help on housing and meal cooking .
    Having people around is not just more hands to do the job, it is also big positive energy that brings motivation and antouthiasm, which is crucial when you are your own boss! And we are very eager to confort people in their research of practical knowledge and experiment. Please read carefully the sections below. Now that we have some experience in hosting, we realised that what we can offer don't fit to everyone .We want hosting to be mostly positive for you and for us.

    We live in a small rural town in the middle of Tunisia, in semi arid climate, which is verry challenging. A non touristic area which deserve to be knowned by nature's lovers. Tunisia is a small country which has much to be enjoyed in every part: from roman archeologic ruins, to sea bathing, hot springs, oasis, desert trips, authentic medinas...

    Be very welcome, we are waiting for you :)

    ** We are also looking for longer stay workawayers, for those who'd like to walk in our shoes for a while**

  • 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
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Our familly is multicultural, french and tunisian. We share our experience of building a new life here in Tunisia. You can learn hands on experience in ecoconstruction and farming. You will also learn a different time, here we can hardly work with a clock, we just do what needs or can be done, it's a day to day type of living. If you travel around in Tunisia you'll experience the kindness and hospitality of Tunisian People.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers can offer a service not mentioned regarding to their skills they would like to share. We like people committed and self reliable wich does not exclude relationship and teamwork. Be aware that people with a great sense of adaptation fit best to what we offer. Seeing the half full glass instead of the half empty is essential to have a good time with us. Familly life and farming life imply flexibility. Remember, you come to help, so try to make things easy for us, hosting is not as easy as it seems. Keep bad remarks for yourself, it's not that we don't want to improve but we already do the best we can. Remember that you may come during your holidays but we are working!

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide an independant house for helpers, a familly house, nearby where we live. It is fully equiped, with a kitchen, fridge, hot shower, no heat or air conditioning yet. Bedrooms for one person or couple and bedroom to share. If you can, best to bring your blanket and sheets. Helpers are responsible for the housekeeping of that house during their stay. You can also camp on the farm if you like it wild or if you come with an equiped vehicule.
    We provide lunches only. We now ask volunteers to catter for their other meals, meaning buying and cooking. When available, voluteers can get farm products and wild plants.
    We might share evening meals as well from time to time, depending on the mood, it's just that we need resting time and family time. The meals we provide are based on our way of eating, in qualities and quantities. We do not adapt to too specific from our habits. If what we cook don't suit you, you can cook!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have two daughters, aged 10 and 7 (2021) and famillies are welcome. We live in a simple way and we try to improve our sustainability, and we are not perfect. We will love to show you around whenever possible and let you discover and enjoy the way of life of local people around us.

  • 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

    Well I don't have a problem hosting people you call digital nomads, but I can't provide any facilities, just space.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Van can stay, whatever their size. Electricity can be provided during daytime to refill batteries, no chemical toilets dumping allowed, only compost toilet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    to discuss ( no more than 25 hours per week)

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