Hello travelers, journeyers, wild ones, adventurers, the recycled, the upcycled, the weary.
My name is Susan (Tallulah's Mama) We are a progressive, creative, collective of family dreamers and keen to offer an opportunity in this light. Come spend some time with our
eclectic bohemian family at Cornerstone house in the rugged desert of the Klein Karoo region of South Africa. Three years ago we acquired our property in the village famous for its ostriches, wild landscape and magnificent underground cave systems also sharp seasons, cold winters and hot summers.
Our home is a large old house ( built 1937) on the border of the town of Oudtshoorn. We dream to develop this space into an artistic and flamboyant artwork! Something to give back to the community.
PRESENTLY we are prepping for an after school casual creative play group as well as gearing up for the social area to take on its new transformation. This phase will be challenging and will require patience. Some waterworks and experienced basic carpentry/ masonry skills is needed here. This will require dismantling of an existing space and reinstalling it elsewhere. Counters to be installed and grey water ideas and implementation. Adventures in the Karoo. If you are up for an out of the box building project and some interesting conversations then this may your next stop. We have animals some trained some tame some wild.
Our vegetable garden needs daily love and is a thriving healthy green yum and able to grow into much more to support and feed the household, and possibly a few more!!
We are all for authentic, practical creatives, journeyers to come and explore and develop friendships and as we share our time together we ultimately grow the global community There are many large and small things happening here at present. We are transitioning in a big way at present from a family home to a community venue, a rest spot, a learning spot, a safe place. There is daily maintenance of various aspects of the large garden. as well as moving forward to the goals we have proposed. We will guide your participation according to our bigger picture. There is space for personal creative expression. In the future we dream of offering this space to families for connection retreats, to travelers, like yourself, for refuge and rest, to artists who wish to create, exhibit and share their work. Our ethos is to bring people together, in a place that is for us all, made by us all, and maintained by us all with LOVE DIGNITY and RESPECT!!! A place to retune to and a place of fond memories and lessons along the way. Ideally when we part we have a sense of purpose for our association and we say 'until next time my friend ' This is a unique opportunity to learn the new way of the future.
Our ideal workaway travelers are those who can help with building projects and upgrading an old garden to the new one as well as attention to details around the property. if you have skill or experience and passion in building, carpentry, plumbing, concrete or stonework, gardening cooking, therapy, family, art music. If you are alive and doing life, you can really help with moving us forward. Other positions are assisting in maintenance and expansion of the space which is equally important so people with fresh ideas and an open mind who are willing to paint, garden, help us set up our worm farm, help around the house, general garden and home support, create sacred spaces, use the resources available, catch onto the dream and assist with setting the standard of community required to project this vision into reality. Today we are requiring some specific skill set as mentioned above. In the future we will construct a semi enclosed swimming pool, where Suzi Mom can teach aqua skills (she has taught swimming since I was a child) Ideas welcome.
Always remember time is not money
TIME IS ART!!!!!
If you are looking for a place to retreat, to work, to rest, to grow. A place to meet with a family and bring your gifts and grace to share with our gifts and grace, This could be it . A place to have fun, a place to make new friends, a place to be part of something small in our community for the future bigger community, and all of our lives. then please contact me!
We look forward to being a part of the stories that you share with your families in the future. We look forward to meeting you, and look forward to the magic that can happen when we are able to trust that our association is part of a bigger picture.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Cocinar para toda la familia
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
You have the opportunity to be part of a space that is always developing, where you can let your creative juices flow, your ideas and thoughts can become physical reality, we are seeking movers and shakers, people who want to explore the possibilities of where ideas can take them, people who want to built something special, something that's meant to be shared. This space is a thinktank, a place to reset to work and to develop your skills!! You champion you!!
a veggie garden to to cared for daily and expanded
planting weeding compost
animals that need walking and love
work rooms and studios to be established as practical spaces
a bathroom installation
an outdoor kitchen facility
a fire pit
a pizza oven out door cooking feature
an outside fire bath tub to set up
sorting clearing books clutter
a community online shop to start
community swimming project with local children (campaign in process)
adapt to the family with enthusiasm and support
someone who is slow to judge
A kind encouraging self motivated doer
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Any other languages will be great to learn, especially the basics
There are a number of very comfortable and unique rooms and facilities available, depending on who else is in the space at the time, the Cottage is a private double room, with en suite bathroom and gas shower that has access to the garden and has its own courtyard, this is perfect for a couple. The Sunroom is at the front of the house with access to the porch and garden, it has a shared bathroom situation, it is warm and cosy with a single bed and private entrance. The Prayer room is in the garden outside of the house, it has a double bed and is quiet and private - this is the room we are wanted to extend with the fire bath tub outside, for now you will use the gas shower and facilities in the courtyard.
The house has a open planned shared pantry/ kitchen/ dining /living room/ lounge. This is shared space, social and respectful and very much in the transforming stages A bit of camping experience would go along way. Everyone is welcome to use the facilities in this area as long as it is kept clean and as you would like to find it. There is also an inside kitchen and living room/library which is private but used when its cold outside and during the winter months until the fire pit and pizza oven are manifested.
Oudtshoorn is a small town, well known for its famous caves and Ostriches, there are busses and taxis which can be used at anytime to get around, rugged mountain walks, caves, farm life is on the cards. George a clean and quiet coastal town is only 40 minutes away over the incredible Outeniqua mountain pass.
During most days we will decide what task is most important at the house, we have regular 'family meetings' which usually involve a lot of delicious food, or cake and tea. and then get onto our tasks, which may include, being available for the animals (doggos, kitties and chickens) our garden, fruit trees and projects at hand, this could be anything from mosaic work on a new mural or painting, to baking to composting or helping with the construction or renovations at hand.
There are lovely places to relax around the house when we are not busy. garden hammock, garden deck or porches.
When we have expectations we are disappointed when we are free we have no expectations only thankfulness for Grace. When we enter a family home we respect the family When our family accepts a guest we accommodate them to our best ability Lets adventure.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
There is always good internet connection on most of the property.
we have space for a camper van. Details can be discussed.
we can accept a cat friendly dog or an exotic. Details can be discussed.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week