Organic smallholding homestead in the Sunshine Coast, South Africa

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  2024 

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  • Description

    Description

    Come join me, Sylvia (62) on a start-up of a Homesteading work-in-progress project towards Homesteading in a coastal environment. Planting orchards, vegetables & herbs in a natural coastal environment in the Eastern Cape close to Port Alfred. A beautiful climate, frost free, malaria free, bilharzia free area filled with game farms, hikes, horse riding & beach walks. We are a family run small farm with vegan interests, clean living, hard working, non partying folk. We don't do alcohol, drugs, vaping, partying or smoke indoors. Health is our focus and I grow a diverse range of plants in an amazingly naturally diverse landscape. Up early in the morning for the aviaries to be opened so the birds can enjoy the garden & end the day by 10pm. You will be expected to help with farm chores such as planting plants, weeding, fixing fences, maintenance on buildings, DIY, irrigation & general farm chores all as work-in-progress in exchange for free accommodation in a 90m2 cottage close to the main house, freshly baked bread, lentil stews or curries & salads & seasonal fruits . I'm vegetarian so there is no eggs, meat, chicken, fish or any flesh foods. You may supplement your diet yourself. All on solar, off-grid & a close to nature life-style. This is for nature lovers. Families with children & 1 or 2 people at a time are welcome. There is limited space. The farm is not bordering on the coast line or beach or river but is 3 - 4 km inland so beach outings are restricted to 2 or 3 trips per week unless you walk or someone else is going there. You do have to supplement your own foods & pay for surfing, canoeing, kyaking, horse riding & scuba activities.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Travellers will experience homesteading as a work-in-progress project. Planting orchards, vegetables & herbs ( no domestic farm animals, I'm vegan ) in a natural coastal environment in the Eastern Cape close to Port Alfred. A beautiful climate, frost free, malaria free, bilharzia free area filled with game farms, hikes, horse riding & beach walks. The Indian Ocean and many rivers offer swimming, boating, surfing, windsurfing, scuba, snorkeling, angling, diving, canoeing, biking and bird watching. It's a historically rich area with forts, old buildings & fishing village feel. There are golf courses, restaurants, hotels & many community activities. You will learn about homesteading, plants & herbs, how to live off grid . I'm vegetarian so do not keep cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits or any farm animals. No eggs, meat, chicken, fish or any flesh foods. All on solar, off-grid & a close to nature life-style. Very little socialising opportunities. This is for nature lovers. Travellers will have to supplement their diet with meats, chickens, fish, eggs & extras from their own finances. You will have an opportunity to experience living in a natural coastal environment while helping with Homesteading projects.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Travellers will be expected to help with various farm chores such as planting plants, weeding, watering the veggies, fixing fences, putting up wire mesh & DIY maintenance on buildings, irrigation & general farm chores 4-5 hours per day Monday to Friday except weekends, in exchange for free accommodation in a 90m2 cottage close to the main house. Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a lounge with fireplace, a small kitchen & a scullery. Painting & renovating the cottage & main house is a constant work as we have high salt content in the air & humidity. The house & cottage are on solar off-grid & on borehole water. I'm vegetarian so there is no eggs, meat, chicken, fish or any flesh foods. You can buy, cook meat foods & wash up yourself if you need them . All on solar, off-grid & a close to nature life-style. This is for nature lovers.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Travellers will stay in a 3 bedroom 90m2 cottage with bathroom & kitchen facilities close to the main house which is on solar has cold running water & cooking on a gas stove. I have a gas geyser for the cottage but it needs to be installed. Basic meals will be offered at the main house consisting of freshly baked bread, lentil stews or curries & salads & seasonal fruits with oats & maize meel & toast for breakfast . I'm vegetarian so there is no eggs, meat, chicken, fish or any flesh foods. You can buy, cook meat foods & wash up yourself if you need them . This is for nature lovers. Hot water is heated through a gas geyser or heated on the stove. A solar, off-grid & and rural life-style. Cell phone signals work here at times. There is internet on cable, not so fast as in the city. Only 6Mps download speed. No wi-fi. Enough for basic communication.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    You will be expected to get to Kleinemonde or Port Alfred by yourselves as I have a small little 2 seater pickup which is not going to manage more than 3 people.

    1/ EZSHUTTLE : 0861 397 488 There is a shuttle that runs between the airports in East London or Port Elizabeth.

    2/ Let's Go Tours : also offers transport between Port Elizabeth -> Port Alfred -> East London . TEL NO. +357 22 716350 · EMAIL. support@amathus.com / sales@letsgotours.com

    3/ The BazBus : is a traveller bus that allows you to hop on & off at your choice of stops on their 3 main routes Cape Town -> Durban -> Johannesburg -> Cape Town. ( Phone number is 021 422 5202 (or +27-21-422-5202 from phones outside South Africa ) Baz Bus email is info@bazbus.com. There you will meet other travellers.

    There are many game farms, Blue Flag beaches, surfing, scuba, sailing, canoeing, horse riding, nature walks on trails or beaches, bird watching & game reserves. The game reserves you have to pay to get in. There is much to see & enjoy. All of the above are not free & you will have to pay for the facilities offered. Access to beaches & beach walks are free. I do not keep canoes, kayaks or surf boards, they are to hire at various outlets. This is not a free holiday, you will have to pay for sporting activities & supplement your own food if you wish to eat more than the basic vegetarian menu.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    There is plenty of space around the cottage or main house for camper vans. Also for turning around & if you wish to camp, although the cottage is really nice to stay in.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Well behaved dogs are welcome but will have to be on a lead at times so we can see they do not chase after ducks, geese, chickens, cats, donkeys or horses. The cottage is on an equestrian estate & proper socialising, conduct & obedience must be observed. Swimming for dogs in the farm dam is always a joy & walks on the beaches (with lead) is a wonderful experience. We love well behaved dogs but don't want them on the sofas or bed or chairs. We love cats too but they may be challenged by our domestic & wild cats.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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