Help me with general tasks and escape the Northern Hemisphere winter for a sunny stay in Kamieskroon, South Africa

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  2022 

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    I am a 55 year old woman, living in a tiny village in the deep rural area of the semi-arid Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. I share my space with 4 cats and 4 dogs, and the property is home to three milking goats, chickens and a duck. I work for a conservation NGO, which keeps my busy during the week. I practice slow-living, reading a lot, sourcing a lot of food locally, the goats provide me with milk and the hens with eggs. I like cooking meals from scratch, mostly bake my own bread and sometimes I tackle a mosaic project from broken crockery I pick up from the local rubbish dump. Once a month I attend the local market, sometimes selling second hand books, goats milk and baked goods. I love my cottage, where the decor leans to Bohemian and to have a glass of wine on the porch which has a spectacular view of the Kamiesberg mountains.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    There is no big cultural experience that I can offer, but you will be staying in a comfortable home, enjoying peace and quiet in a safe and beautiful environment. There is a small home library, an outdoor cooking area on the porch and access to natural areas within a five minute walk from the house.

    You can experience the unique atmosphere in a small rural village in Namaqualand.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Working full time, with a house, animals and a garden to take care off, I need someone to help me with general tasks.house sitter/ animal minder for the latter

    Dogs, cats, chickens and goats needs to be taken care off, and the goats milked every day. You would ideally know how to milk goats, but if you cannot, I can teach you.Other tasks are to water the garden and the trees, and help.with small plumbing or carpentry maintenance jobs.

    Your total time spent on duties will likely not be more than 4 hours a day.

    If you are a handy person, who can fix a pipe or a sagging cupboard door, you love animals and have some experience of taking care of both pets and farm animals, and are able to keep a house in a reasonably tidy fashion, you are exactly what I am looking for.

    There is very little in terms of entertainment, and you would need to be self-contained and able to function in a slow-paced environment.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Afrikaans: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You will have your own bedroom in my cottage. The bathroom will be shared.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The village, Kamieskroon, has an agricultural shop which also stocks basic foodstuffs, a small grocery shop, a cafe and two liquor stores, as well as a coffee shop.

    There is a clinic and in my absence, I will arrange with a friend for any trips to the closest bigger centre, Springbok, including for healthcare needs, and grocery shopping.

    While I am here, we can share cooking duties, and the grocery cupboards, fridge and freezer will be stocked to provide you with food, which you will have to cook yourself, in my absence.

    I don't smoke, but smokers are welcome, you can indulge on the porch or the deck.

    IMPORTANT: Volunteers need to get to Kamieskroon under their own steam. Several minibus taxi companies run taxis daily from Cape Town to Kamieskroon and will drop you right at our door. There is also a bus service which drops passengers 47 km away, and I am happy to pick you up there. I can supply contact details on request.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Número de referencia de anfitrión: 821141888622