We have a lovely 'eco build' property in Zavora, Inharrime, Inhambane, 5 mins walk from the beach. Zavora is a fantastic off the beaten track spot with some of the best diving in Mozambique (the dive centre is 5 mins walk away)
Couples/families are welcome if 1 of them is skilled, the others can learn on the job!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU (OR ONE OF YOU) KNOW HOW TO PLASTER WALLS WELL and can work independently.
DIY and building projects
We need a person to plaster the walls of our external toilet/shower and do general maintenance of the house. We will not be there and the place is a bit remote, so you need to have your own transport or be able/used to African public transport. We will need your help to organize everything to do the work (get sand, cement, etc) and of course do the work...We have two external toilets that are in urgent need of been plastering because the walls were made of low cement bricks that with the rain got badly damaged. There are few others bricks that also need to be plastered by the same reason. This is priority number one, after that work would involve paint, looking after the gardening and general maintenance. We are not there to help, so you must be self-dedicated and trustworthy.
We have our house, a research center with office, lab, class room downstairs and 3 bedrooms upstairs (where volunteers stay from June-Sept), an outside kitchen and an outside shower/toilet - all built using sand compressed bricks, glass bottle walls and others natural or recycled materials. Our showers are solar and our grey water passes through a 3 filter system before it goes back to the environment.
Volunteers will have their own room at the research center and might share the place with interns or students or just stay on their own.
Zavora is a beautiful and quiet place with plenty of birdlife, friendly locals and fantastic diving. From June to October it is arguably the best place in Mozambique to see humpback whales from the shore or from a boat with the local opperator.
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