Come and help me establish organic farm and eco friendly lodge and enjoy the mountains oustide Queenstown, South Africa


South Africa

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    I have a small-holding just 4kms outside the CBD, which is half lodge and half farming, Got fallow deers on the property two great Danes, two sausage dogs, few chickens and peacocks, my eldest son is studying in Cape and the youngest 16yrs will be leaving for college this year. I have 3 ladies who are casual workers who help with the cleaning of the guest rooms. The lodge has been running for five years now. My main concentration is growing my on food and operating the farm on solar energy or any other means which is more eco friendly. I have managed to put five tunnels and I'm in need of urgent help to erect drip irrigation, put the plastic weed mulch control, and clear more land 'erecting shade net so that I can be in production all year round as to be self sustainable. in future I'm looking at incorporating the Aqua system to the tunnels so that the water from the fish can be circulated to the plants.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • 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
  • Help


    In addition to the above I need to erect kennels for my dogs, chicken house, and peacocks, the main house and guest rooms, the farm fence will need maintaince most of the time, as I have small game within the property and there will always be work to be done. Preferably I need is two male friends traveling together or young couple. On the farm I have three permanent young men who work for me fulltime and two ladies who work half day in the guests rooms, which I see them as very good people to team up with and share skills. In return for free accommodation , food, free internet, laundry facilities. The most priority project where I need help is farming, landscaping which both need to be done and completed, in particular on the farming side, planting, weeding, erecting of the 2HA shade net cloth , irrigation pipes, building a fish dams, raising beds within the tunnels. covering car ports and building an outside eating braai area for guest. If you this an interesting project and you love the challenge in getting things done and working as a team. Please contact me urgent with your profile and reviews.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    Room with Shower, min. fridge, WI-FI free

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is surrounded by mountains nearby if one is interested in mountain hiking, dams for fly-fishing, I'm also a member on the Rotary club, so many projects to get involved, 35kms is the winery where one can visit , a lot of heritage site within the area. Game Reserves within the area

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours / 5 days a week

Host ref number: 749885158617