Join a sustainable lifestyle farm next to pristine indigenous forest in Knysna, South Africa

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  2020 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hay,

    Thanks for checking us out.

    In 2019 we had a lot of people through the Door, in 2020 we want to take a more focused approach.

    This year we wish to collaborate with workaways with specific skills.
    Skills in permaculture, solar energy, plumbing - eco-building. And/or experience/qualifications with sustainable dev
    Additionally, If you feel you have skills to share - we can also look at doing workshops at our venue to share with Garden Route locals

    I have an upcoming project called the solar caravan which will require a multidisciplinary eco team to identify and resolve some of the most pressing issues in South Africa (and globally) at this moment.
    Please message me for more details...
    We are also especially interested in filmmakers and film editors

    Day to day help with life at the farm can include:
    Help with setting up Infrastructure (building, gardening, venue improvement, etc) and prettifying spaces
    Checking Guests in - showing them where/how it all functions
    Ensuring spaces are clean and ready to receive guests
    Gardening Projects
    Multi miscellaneous Farm Projects - building, installing chimneys for Firebaths maintenance etc

    A Little Background on me and the current situation:

    I moved down from Joburg 3 years ago.
    I have traveled in 43 Countries and shared many magical moments helping/being helped along the way and believe in paying it forward, gifting economy and all things along the line of a new world system - based on people and planet

    I am done with living in cities and can only imagine visiting them for Holidays.
    I have 2 Children (Quinn 3 and Laya 7) who I adore that live close by with their mom and visit every second weekend.

    Also, there are 3 dogs who Love love.
    We have a large Veggie patch that always needs weeding/planting/seed saving activities.
    I live with Captain Joseph from Malawi who started full time in Dec 2018 and is an amazing man with an awesome work ethic.

    I run a solar company and could use help with administration sometimes in both physical and virtual filing.
    Our - Long Term vision is to become an Eco training center, yoga retreat space, permaculture, upcycling, etc etc...
    Essentially all aspects of sustainable living
    I Would Love to do more Yoga but need encouragement...:)

    Our place is exquisitely beautiful and situated with easy access to Forests, waterfalls and 40 minutes from the beach.
    25 minutes from Knysna town.

    If you are interested in learning/ teaching or partaking in a journey towards sustainability.
    Please reach out and let's see what skills/knowledge/time we can share together

    We have high-speed WIFI and go into Knysna Town 2-3 times per week so we can arrange collections/drop-offs etc

    Thanks and Safe travels,

    Crosby

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Im very passionate about South Africa and lots to share.
    Its South Africa so there is always lots to learn and experience.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment the Garden is our Big Focus.
    We are just starting out with 4 Hectares of virgin land, we have an earth ship to complete, non-indigenous trees that need clearing - the list goes on.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Afrikaans

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Teepees, Geodomes, sandbag house and Tents.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Its Paradise next to an indigenous forest teeming with wildlife, a walker and nature lovers paradise

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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