House-sitting and help to create an eco-friendly garden in Matema, Tanzania

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Tanzania

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  • Description

    Description

    We are creating a minimalistic and Eco-friendly home in Matema.
    Our quiet place is surrounded by grass land with a wonderful mountain view and only three minutes walking distance to the beach.
    We already built a small wooden house and a self made compost toilet.
    Our compound is quite big and only grass land by now. We would to create a garden where we can hang out with friends, do sports, plant fruits and veggies and keep some chicken. We are trying to life a minimalistic and sustainable life and we welcome you to join our project!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Matema is a small village so it’s easy to get engaged with locals and practice Swahili. Also our neighbours are kind and welcoming. You can get to know the village life and what it’s like to live without running water and little electricity only.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like you to help us create our Eco-friendly garden. Depending on your interests and skills you can plant, farm or build. We are leaving you a lot of freedom to be creative and to support us in your own possibilities. As we're both currently not staying there you will work completely independently. To welcome, help and assistance you our friends living in Matema will be there for you!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our house is very simple with one room for living and sleeping. You can cook inside or outside on our gas cooker and then eat while sitting on a traditional Nyakyusa carpet. By now we have a double bed but in case you want to stay with more than two people we can also organize another mattress. Outside the house we have a self made simple compost toilet. Our house doesn't have electricity or running water. You can use solar panels to charge usb devices and lamps for the night. The water needed at the house has to be carried with buckets from the lake. Dishes, laundry and yourself you can wash directly in the clean water of lake Nyasa.
    To the market you can walk (30min) go by bike (10min) or take a BodaBoda (motorcycle taxi, 5min).
    Matema is a safe place with a strong community so you don't have to worry about your safety.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can swim in the crystal clear water every day, do snorkeling and canoeing, go on hikes to water falls in the mountains, take a sunrise walk to watch hippos enjoying their morning bath and just enjoy living so close to the beautiful nature in Our house is very simple with one room for living and sleeping. You can cook inside or outside on our gas cooker and then eat while sitting on a traditional Nyakyusa carpet. By now we have a double bed but in case you want to stay with more than two people we can also organize another mattress. Outside the house we have a self made simple compost toilet. Our house doesn't have electricity or running water. You can use solar panels to charge usb devices and lamps for the night. The water needed at the house has to be carried with buckets from the lake. Dishes, laundry and yourself you can wash directly in the clean water of lake Nyasa.
    To the market you can walk (30min) go by bike (10min) or take a BodaBoda (motorcycle taxi, 5min).
    Matema is a safe place with a strong community so you don't have to worry about your safety.
    The closest town is Kyela. From there it takes about one hour by public transport to reach Matema.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 924519711375