Eco projects and self-reliance in Piketberg, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Last activity: 01/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small regenerative farm, working towards sustainability and self-sufficiency. We are looking for workawayers who are happy to experience and help with sustainable farming (veggies and almonds, herbs and worms) and anyone who has initiative, energy and skills to add to our lifestyle.

    Accommodation and meals are provided throughout your stay. Meals are prepared and taken with us in our home. We take joy in preparing and chatting over meals and learning your culture as you learn ours. Our farm is on top of a mountain surrounded by nature, Cape Fynbos and export fruit. A farmers market at the last weekend of every month, guest cottages and a camp site ensure a constant flow of people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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

    Workawayers can immerse in the culture we live in. We are very involved in community projects as well as striving towards sustainability. Like family, workawayers are involved in all we do, and share in the homelife as is run here on the farm.

  • Help

    Help

    Farm activities vary according to the season and new projects are regularly tackled. You can expect to work on a range of activities from juicing lemons, removing olive pits, to building projects with upcycled materials, maintaining hiking trails, designing trail indicators, changing dry composting toilets and general maintenance. Soil health is our main objective - therefore compost building will be one of our main jobs. We may need some help in computer/internet, photography and/or social media.

    Self-reliance, work-enjoyment and creativity are some of the traits we look for in our workawayers.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation can vary from a cottage with own kitchenette, shower and toilet, and free wi-fi to a caravan in the garden, depending on the flow of guests. Bedding and towels are provided, do bring your own toiletries. A washing machine is available, as long as you are water and electricity-conscious.

    Do bring sufficient clothing for cold weather as we are up on a mountain. You will enjoy nature, rocky mountains and beautiful sunsets on the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We try and integrate workawayers with the neighbouring farms to experience some of the other opportunities available; sometimes they help with packing fruit, picking and packing flowers for export or just mingling with the locals. Workawayers get to experience our lifestyle and the community we live in first hand.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

Host ref number: 764972871619

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