Sunny days, slow village life, milking goats and general house and gardening in Kamieskroon, South Africa

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  • Activité récente: 5 déc. 2023



 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins une semaine



  • Description


    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 3 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 me busy during the week. I have a granny flat into which my aged mother recently moved in. 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 and baking my own bread. Once a month I have a stand at the local market, selling second hand books, which I also sell online. In September the landscape is transformed by masses of spring flowers. I love my cottage, which leans to Bohemian and to have a glass of wine on the porch which has a spectacular view of the Kamiesberg mountains.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    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

    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.

    If your stay dates coincide with the market day, you can visit and sample local and homemade goods

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

  • Aide


    I work full-time for a conservation ngo and live alone, with a house, animals and a garden to take care of. I take care of my elderly mother who lives in a granny flat on the property. A bit of conversation with her at times and checking in on her when I'm busy, would be much appreciated.

    Helping me with tasks, I can teach you to milk goats and how go take care of goats. You will learn how to make chevre, experience real slow living in a tiny village, and if your stay coincide with one off our farmers markets, get to know the local cuisine.

    Volunteers share the duties of cooking and cleaning with myself, cooking about three meals a week and helping with ight cleaning once a week

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

    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.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Afrikaans: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I would love to learn some Spanish.

  • Hébergement


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

    You have to be comfortable with animals in the house.

    I have no television, but I have entered the online second hand book business, so there is plenty to read. There is farmland at the end of my street where you can go for walks, the dogs will love walking with you.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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. Otherwise cooking (and dishes) duties are shared.

    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.

  • 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

    Campervans and motor homes welcome, I have a large yard. Preferably no more than two people and provision of own food for the second person

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 821141888622

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