Greetings! We are Kimberly, Symon, Michael and Tindi and our work is mainly in sustainable development and bio construction. We are also Permies and integrate permaculture in all our projects.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Sustainable living practices and opportunities to volunteer in other areas of Nairobi.
No experience is particularly required, though we are looking particularly for creatives and volunteers happy to do quite physical labour and are happy to learn. People with natural construction experience, carpenters and other practical skills are a plus. We are also mostly Permaculture enthusiasts and designers and work along these principles to create kitchen gardens and common spaces.
An exciting opportunity to volunteer in the creation of an Eco Farm has arrived, located in the outskirts of Nairobi City. Here you will take part in daily farm work which includes tending to both livestock and the food gardens. Superadobe/earthbag building and other natural building techniques will also be used in building an outdoor kitchen and keyhole gardens. We will also be doing a Rocket stove and oven in this building building. We are also building a vermicomposting toilet and shower building just to name a few activities. The site is located in the wild, scenic plains on the edge of Nairobi, just behind the international airport. We have a seasonal river passing through the 5 acre private property and there is also presence of wildlife and resident rare birds. Volunteers will also help with every stage of the build from design to implementation and furniture making.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
There is tent space available on the fenced grounds and *️️️️️volunteers are requested to come with tents and bedding*️️️️️ . We will be using composting toilets and water and toiletries will be provided. All food and cooking are shared amongst the volunteers on a daily basis and we request all volunteers to contribute to the food shopping expenses.
Volunteers will be expected to arrange their own transport to the farm. You can take a bus from the city center near the old railway station in Nairobi to Kamulu Town for 100Ksh or 1USD approx 1hr with traffic. The site is near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (approx 15km away) . It will cost roughly KSH100 by motorbike to get to the site from the main road, Kangundo Rd and details will be communicated.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.