Come and join a a multi-faceted farm at the gateway to the Transkei near East London, South Africa

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South Africa

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    09/01/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are based on a multi faceted farm at the gateway to the Transkei near East London. We have a heard of boran cattle, a small plantation of macadamia trees and a small custom sawmilling operation currently milling and drying timber on the farm. In addition there are 2 BNB lodgings on the farm. We have a perma-veggie garden that needs reviving and hands to keep it going. There is a need for gardeners, carpenters and interested, passionate individuals wanting to contribute and learn in general are welcome. We are close to beautiful beaches and the farm hosts an array of beautiful indigenous trees and large beautiful non-invasive exotic specimens, which makes it a pleasure to go on walks and enjoy the farm. We strive to work with the elements and are creating sustainable infrastructure by repurposing old farm infrastructure. The fertile soil on the farm provides a nursery like environment for indigenous trees to spring up through the propagation of the abundance of bird species present. The calls of fish eagles are often heard as the circle over head as we are situated between two rivers.

    We have 3 permanent staff members that have various baseline responsibility and thereafter assist with various projects that require help. The responsibility include managing the cattle, watering macadamia trees, sorting through recycling and packaging, garden and lawn maintenance, building maintenance, renovations, clearing invasive a and weeds.

    We occasionally bring in 2 or 3 extra helpers if we need more help.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are passionate about integrated farming both with different farming practices as well farm living. We have a herd of boran stud that graze amongst indigenous bush and nut trees.

    There is a small wood working shop starting up where travellers may practice their skills. We are building small wooden cabins that will become accomodation for people like yourself eventually. There is much old farm infrastructure requiring restoration.

    There is work in design and implementation of water systems that we are developing. There is a soon to be landscape architect currently working in drawings etc.

    You may help along side our local staff depending on the project at hand.

    Our staff come from local communities as well as further a field. We would like to create opportunities of upliftment for our surrounding communities by providing sorta of education's that dovetail with what we do on the farm. The farm provides a platform for many opportunities yet to be explored.

    Your skills and experience in these fields to assist with implementation and education would be welcomed.

  • Help

    Help

    We are busy with live edge furniture, building and renovation with a variation of materials being used. We are striving to build up our organic/natural veggie gardens to build up to supplying a small healthy eatery on the farm. Builders, gardeners, artists of all kinds, scientists and passionate people in general are all welcome.

    The responsibility include managing the cattle, watering macadamia trees, sorting through recycling and packaging, garden and lawn maintenance, building maintenance, renovations, clearing invasive a and weeds.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a self catering unit for a couple or small family. More rustic options including camping can be arranged. A breakfast and an early dinner will be provided for those that contribute 5 hours of their time that day. Other arrangements can be negotiated upon request.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm has numerous buildings that host semi permanent residents that are not always part of the farm activities. The family that owns the farm are active in the day to day activities. We enjoy having an early start to the day and completing activities in the early afternoon. As mentioned above we are passionate about good healthy food. We enjoy to discuss a diverse range of topics and interests.

    We are near to beutiful secluded beaches and rivers as well as resorts that offer many fun activities. We are happy to play tour guide to show what is on offer in the area.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 2-5 days a week

Host ref number: 728592699365