We are a couple living on an orangery (a grove of various orange trees) near Tazerka in the Governorate of Nabeul; the buildings are traditional architecture; our home as well as a studio which can accomodate volunteers. The activities are related to orange trees at various periods of the year. Gardening too. We also need volunteers before Summer to help with gardening and various types of handiwork (among them the traditional annual whitewashing of outer walls).We also have many pets (dogs and cats) and poultry and peacocks. So if a volunteer is interested in helping with daily tasks related to these animals, he/she is welcome!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Volunteers will have the opportunity to stay in a traditional orange farm in a very pleasant region, along the seaside close to a village, Tazerka; to go sightseeing at a reasonable distance (Nabeul / Hammamet / Kelibia / kerkouane / Haouaria); to go to the weekly markets of the nearby city. They will discover local food, see how an orange farm is run. And get first hand information on the Tunisian way of life.
Help will be needed from October to April (as accomodation for the volunteers will only be available during this period).
Most of the farm work is done by our permanent employee but we do need extra help from time to time for some light tasks.
Other help needed:
1/ Miscellanious such as - gardening (cleaning, trimming bushed and hedges) /- storing and reorganizing /- wall or furniture painting light tasks /- light handiwork such as drilling holes in a wall to fix a shelf.
2/ We have quite a number of cats and (less) dogs, which means getting supplies for them, feeding them and caring for them, treating them agains flees, giving a bath to the dogs, etc.
French / English / Spanish
There is an independent bungalow close to ou house; it will accomodate volunteers; it is composed of one large common space; separate kitchen (well equipped - fridge; electric coffee machine; everything available for beeakfast) and bathroom; plus a veranda and a garden. Internet connection is available.
Vounteers can prepare their own breakfast with food provided (and have it on their veranda or with us). Lunch and dinner will also be provided. Volunteers could be asked to make suggestions on the menu and share in the preparation of the meals.
On free time it is easy for volunteers to go out to short distance places like Korba (just out of Korba is the Africa Jade center including shops, restaurant, coffee shop) or Nabeul or Hammamet. Collective taxis are available and the fares are very cheap. At warm periods of the year it is possible to swim in the sea (1.4 km from here). Also for those interested by birdwatching, there are four wetlands along the shore close by, the nearest being along the beach of Tazarka, the village nearby, hosting many species of wild birds.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week