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Permaculture farm with cob buildings in the beautiful Klein Karoo, South Africa

  • South Africa
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  • Last activity: 27/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Off-the grid sustainable eco living near De Rust village.
    Our farm is a wonderful example of eco-friendly living. We have abundant organic gardens that have been thriving for 18 years including 60 different fruit trees, a self built cob house and yoga studio, Olive grove from which we press our own organic Oil, bee-hives for honey, all in a very beautiful valley of the Klein Karoo. We practice permaculture on the farm and live entirely off the grid, we are passionate about living sustainably and in benefit of all living plants and animals that share our 70ha farm. We have a single self catering guest cottage on the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    Lots to learn about sustainable living, organic farming, cob building, bee-keeping, Olive oil production, fruit drying and food preserving

  • Help

    Help

    As a result of the diversity of our farm there is a large range of things to do at all times. As a working farm, the time of year you come will determine your activities.
    We are currently looking for a couple for long stay from end of February March and April, as we are keen to travel away during this time.

    Ross is a master builder using local sustainable materials. Kath has had a productive organic veggie and fruit garden for 17 years. There is always something to help with. Expect the work to be physical, visit us if you enjoy using your body and don't mind getting your hands dirty. We are looking for people that will be comfortable to caretake the farm if we go away for a few days during your stay.
    Because we are very remote we dont usually take singles, but couples or friends travelling together are great. We usually only offer 7-14 day stays on the farm
    We are open to volunteers for the months of January and February, but expect extreme weather during this time, temperatures can go as high as 40deg Celsius. For this reason our work on the farm starts very early.
    During the winter it gets cold here, some nights there may be snow on the mountains.

    Internet is available on the farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a beautiful cob studio with its own toilet basin area and a kitchenette. There is a hot shower. Volunteers will sleep in a building separate from our house with beds and bedding provided. At times we may host others in the studio and if this happens a tent will be provided in the shady camp site.
    All food for meals are provided, these are vegetarian. Breakfast and dinner ingredients will be provided for you at your own "house", and fresh produce may be picked from the garden to cook with. Lunch is made by Kath and we would love for you to join us for this meal. On off days you will be required to cook for yourselves but we will provide all the basics and fresh organic veggies and fruit in season.
    Your accommodation doubles up as a yoga studio and massage room, this means that during your stay it is frequently needed for this. We therefore ask that your space is kept very neat, and ask for no shoes to be worn on the cob floor and your belongings always packed away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are beautiful walks into the hills surrounding the farm. It is only 12km to the small village of De Rust where there are coffee shops etc. If you are here in your own car there is the magnificent Swartberg pass and Meiringspoort to explore as well as the world famous Cango caves. Here is a great option for transport from CT to Oudtshoorn, our nearest town

  • 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

    Uncapped wi-fi is available at 2MB speed

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 764694766219

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