Off grid small farm, home and community projects on the Nile, Uganda

  • Uganda
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  • Last activity: 14/12/2022




  • Description


    We live off-grid on the banks of the Nile, developing our small farm and working on a number of community projects to create positive environmental impact. We are research scientists, white water kayakers, and parents to our new baby boy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
  • 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

    Living in rural Uganda- there is so much culture to experience! Our work involves community interaction and a lot of learning about local lifestyles. It also encourages creative thought around how to improve these for sustainable environmental and social outcomes. The farm is a creative garden for all of us to develop and learn from, and enjoy! There is also the river Nile in our front garden, so plenty of opportunity for some time on the water too.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are developing a number of projects both on and off our farm. We are creating a demonstration farm for sustainable agricultural management to serve as a practical demonstration to others in our community. Within the community we are developing a riverbank restoration project with tree planting and beekeeping, addressing issues of unsustainable firewood use and working to improve child and adult literacy for improved livelihood options thtough our village library. We are looking for volunteers to help us on some or all of our projects, through hands-on involvement, sharing of ideas and research.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Sleeping in a canvas tent with bed, in the garden. We have a very open, outdoor style of living! There is cold running water in the outdoor shower, a long-drop outdoor toilet, a shaded outdoor living room, a storeroom and a small outdoor kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off can be spent doing white water kayaking/rafting/SUP on the river, safaris further afield. Public transport is local motorbikes or minibuses. We are currently back and forth between the UK and Uganda, so depending on when you come we may or may not be there, but we have staff on the land and working on our projects who you can work with in our absence (with communication from us over email/Whatsapp). The rest of the time we're working on our community projects and home farm, and enjoying the river and our environment!

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 922277214249

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