Come and help with our Eco-project in Tsitsikamma, South Africa!

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  • Description

    Description

    Self-sustainable homesteading and center for permaculture in the heart of Tsitsikamma.


    Backapckers - Wellness Services - Local Community - Permaculture project

    We are running an eco-backpackers with permaculture and wellness service commitments.
    Manifesting a demonstration for the abundance that can be created by living self-sustainability and in harmony with the environment. By interaction of a cultural gathering space and self-sustainable design, we collaborate towards synergy in unity!

    We are a small and dedicated team working together for the manifesting of our visions which we believe includes the global community thriving as a collective within planetary abundance. You are invited to connect with like-minded people that resonate with ideas and dreams for this world that express our human potential.

    We are inspired by regenerative enthusiasts which includes areas of healing; natural building; wellness; training & education, mindful traveling & tourism, as well as culture rooted in creative expression reflecting abundance.

    Permaculture Gardens
    Health & Wellness Center
    Urban Farm - Homesteading
    Eco project
    Mindful Tourism
    Community projects
    Art project and events

    We are developing a self-sustainable homestead towards a flourishing urban-permaculture demonstration site, a wellness hub and eco-lodging for like-minded travelers to share and integrate the experience of new and conscious approaches together.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our place is abundant with life-enriching experience... From visiting the local communities to bungee-jumping to river rafting to touring through the forest canopies; the region is filled with excitement right through. South Africa is colorfully painted with a diverse set of cultures which would surely give the traveler a fulfilling cultural exchange. We have international as well as local guests moving through so we always have vibrant and diverse influence both culturally and socially. There is sure to be a magnificent cultural exchange here in Tsitsikamma!

  • Help

    Help

    The property size is a half hectare with mountain views and lush forest green nature surrounds.
    We are on the edge of transformation for South Africa and live close to the local community which makes us a raw and authentic space. We are in a much safer area of South Africa and the community is close knit. Here are promising opportunities for community development and sustainability projects; ecological demonstration and a safe space to experience the dynamics of our rainbow nation and country.

    We require volunteers to help us develop the ongoing projects at our property and work towards certain end-goals such as maintaining, improving, and developing new ideas in the field of permaculture.

    We are taking in volunteers to assist in helping with:
    - Tourists (serving, check-in & check-out)
    - House keeping
    - Permaculture farming, maintenance, and development
    - Events organizing; local community projects (charity & research)
    - Farming maintenance and production
    - Language practice; administration (computer/internet)
    - Building (new eco-domes for guests, outside kitchen; pizza oven, eco-showers & eco-toilets, fences, decks, etc.).

    Basically, we need all round help with running, building and developing an Eco-center!

    Ongoing projects:

    - Design system planning
    - Growing vegetables and herbs
    - Wetland design and implementation
    - Greenhouse building
    - Building decks for the tents
    - Building Eco- showers & toilets (outside)
    - Restoration of fence
    - Building of new carports
    - Developing the Bundu-Kitchen
    - Building a boma fireplace
    - Implementing guilds and other designs towards food security

    There are opportunities to get involved in developing a health & wellness center for tutoring & wellness services as well as helping out with a non-profit organization for causes through events such as drumming circles and festival events.

    There are plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and expand within the cultural and work exchange! We look forward to collaborating with you!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Afrikaans, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation: camping zone under shade in one safari-canvass tent with a single bed mattress (double blow up mattress is also possible for two people)

    Lush nature all around. We are planning more permanent dwellings (Eco-domes) for staff/volunteers to stay in.

    Food provided: Two meals with a teatime snack per day in exchange for 5 hours work per day: Monday to Friday. (Unless readjusted according to project needs). Weekends are off time for volunteers and need to provide for themselves or join in the communal effort of cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Travelers can visit the Tsitsikamma forests for amazing hikes with waterfall and ocean views, the National Park can be visited, bungee jumping (one of the highest bridge bungee jumps), canopy tours, beach, river/canoe rafting, etc. There are endless activities, nature bliss and exploring to complete here.

    We like to enjoy our off times on the beach where we fly kite, canoe, play Frisbee, surf, swim with the dogs, walk into the forest and relax. The more the merrier! Drumming sessions around the fire is sure to be a good one!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week

Baghee & Rahji
Sheilah loves playing!
More than 10 varieties of fruit trees in our design
Clare having some tyedye fun
Guests interacting with the local kids from the village
"You don't have to be crazy to work here, we will train you"

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