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Experience life on an off-the-grid regenerative farm in Bois Rouge, Mauritius

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  • Activité récente: 15 juin 2024

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  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins un mois

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!
    My name is Nathalie and I am passionate about soil health and the importance of moving away from conventional agriculture towards sustainable practices like regenerative farming. In 2021, inspired by the documentary "Kiss the Ground", I created together with my husband an off-the-grid regenerative farm which we are still building up and we welcome all the help we can get.
    Our 1Ha farm is located in Bois Rouge in the North of the beautiful island of Mauritius in the middle of sugarcane fields with a view of the mountains. We do not only produce vegetables, fruits, herbs and eggs from our free-range chickens but we also use the farm to raise awareness among the public through educational visits and events.
    Our customers buy directly at the farm and harvest themselves in our market garden, with our assistance. We do this to avoid waste (waste of harvested produce that did not get sold or waste through packaging material).

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    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

    My husband and I are in our mid-50s and we have both travelled extensively. My husband still does, as a geologist. I am a former corporate executive, turned farmer, and manage the farm on a daily basis. Combined we have 4 nationalities and speak several languages. We love meeting new people and exchanging life experiences.
    Mauritius is a melting pot of different cultures and religions, making it an interesting destination, whether culturally or food-wise. It is often called the "honeymoon" island as many newlyweds spend their honeymoon here, attracted by the pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We need help with the daily activities on the farm: taking care of our chickens (feeding, collecting eggs and cleaning the coop), watering plants, de-weeding, snail patrol (snails are enemy no. 1 in a veg garden; they need to be picked up and relocated daily!), planting, preparing seedlings, composting, and any other gardening activities as required.
    If you are handy with tools, we could use your talents for maintenance tasks and small DIY projects that we have occasionally.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    In return for your help, you will have free accommodation - a charming tiny house made of two 20ft sea containers with a covered terrace. It has a living room space and kitchen, a bedroom with desk and separate shower/toilet. Food is not included (though a lot can be found in our gardens!).
    All openings in the tiny house are fitted with mosquito nettings, so no need to worry about unwanted bugs visiting you while you're sleeping. Completely off-the-grid, we have solar panels for electricity and a rainwater harvesting system that provides us with water for the kitchen, shower and toilet. We have access to a borehole as a backup source of water.
    No neighbours, quiet and peaceful, yet secure (cameras and dogs) and comfortable (WiFi and smart tv). Rural life at its best!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Considering our climate, work on the farm happens early in the morning and end of the afternoon. Meaning you are free to spend your time in the afternoons and evenings.
    There is a bus stop within walking distance, and we are a 5 min drive from a shopping mall (bank, supermarket, food court, shops).
    Mauritius is a small island and you will have plenty of opportunities to visit the island and profit from all there is to do on the island!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Despite being off-the-grid we have a 20Mbs internet connection (airbox), fast enough for online conferencing (such as Zoom) and streaming (Netflix).

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 433667899897

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