Vegan Nature Lodge in the heart of the magical Garden Route, come and help with general skills in Knysna, South Africa

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a magical peaceful Vegan eco Lodge - we are 15 kms outside Knysna on the beautiful and magical Garden Route, South Africa. We are a beautiful country smallholding on the edge of the forest with a project music studio.

    We are just 15 kms from the beaches and just outside of Knysna on the Garden Route, a very safe and protected national Reserve with forests and lakes.

    Due to the Covid Lockdown we have had to migrate to more permanent tenants so have less work in hospitality than before, however we do still offer our forest tents, camping and offer vegen meals.

    We do still need Workaway volunteers adhoc during the year to help maintain forests and pathways and other projects of housekeeping,
    maintenance and gardening and we always need help seasonally especially in Dec and January which includes some aspects of hospitality and cooking.

    We ask that you stay for a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks. Currently we feel 1 month is ideal as it takes both Host and Volunteer a while to settle in and make headway with projects and to get comfortable with each other.

    We are offering a varied experience and welcome assistance on some or all of our projects.

    We do prefer Volunteers who are over 23 years of age with some worldly experience and can speak good English. Being in the country and a quieter country lodge that is not always busy or often you may be the only Volunteer, it is not ideal for younger Volunteers who want to socialise a lot. However if younger and are keen please email a motivation as to why you would fit our needs and enjoy the more country peaceful vibes

    We need assistance on many levels with housekeeping, maintenance, reception, workshops though these only happen a few times a year, with occasional creative projects from soirees to holistic retreats.

    We have stared a new smaller organic garden so need help there with making beds veggie planting and weeding. creating forest pathways, camp sites, building timber decks and walkways in the forest, clearing dead scrub and bush from forests for fire protection, liaising with and taking care of Guests needs, Reception duties, Bookings, internet marketing, social media update, blogging, assisting with cleaning, , plus sustainable initiatives and building initiatives and maintenance.

    General work where help is needed.
    Organic veggie Garden - weeding, preparing beds for winter/summer, planting
    Reception - Welcoming guests
    Marketing, Social media, blogging
    Forest pathways - clearing and marking out where to go- building steps and timber decks & wood walk ways
    Cleaning and overseeing the help in the Cottages and Tents
    General Maintenance - painting, fixing etc
    Building - forest kitchen, timber decks, forest shower, tables, benches - helpful to know power tools
    Gardening - lawn mowing, general weeding and tidying plus re planting
    We are involved in adhoc musical Outreach projects in the 'Townships'
    We do Vegan catering for Guests plus Vegan Cooking lessons

    MUSIC:
    Recordings and Events - Help may be needed adhoc if you are interested in music, we do specialist project recordings and host a few small musical events during the year -

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    DAYS and HOURS:
    This will vary depending on projects we are working on. Full days = extra time off on other days.
    You work 5 days on and 2 days off, if there is weekend work, days off will be in the week.

    ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS FOR YOU
    We offer volunteers a dome Tent as your accommodation and sometimes a Cabin if we are not fully booked - WINTER WE DON'T TAKE VOLUNTEERS

    FOOD AND MEALS: We offer supplies for 2 meals per day, Breakfast and Dinner

    COMMUNAL MEALS: We try and eat Dinner communally at least a few times per week, on evenings we do not eat together we supply pulses, veg and rice for you to cook your own meals.

    DAYS OFF: Meals are for your own account with your own supplies cooked in your own kitchen.

    WE ARE A VEGAN MEAT AND DAIRY FREE PROPERTY
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    EXTRA INFO

    Transport:
    - We are on a taxi Route and we do go to Town a few times a week.
    - Bicycle, we have a bicycle available for you to use

    Laundry: You will have to do your own laundry - we have a machine available.

    Animals: we have 4 cats, plus w more at our daughter's house, some duties may include P etc sitting if we areaway.

    We are surrounded by nature and welcome the wild life that comes visiting like monkeys and baboons.

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    INTERNET: There is free internet for emails and FB not for downloading movies etc

    ADVENTURES: We get free adventure activities from time to time which Volunteers can make use of plus visits to ethical animal Sanctuaries carrying for elephants, monkeys, Lions and birds

    SOCIAL: We do go out to eat in the Town from time to time and you are welcome to join us (Restaurant meals are for your own account)

    SIGHTSEEING: We also take Volunteers on sightseeing trips in the area every now and again so you get to experience the beauty of our area.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • 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

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Learning about our way of life being more sustainable and eco and Vegan!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Interacting with local Staff and their way of life
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Possible outreach interaction with Africa Township Musicians learning and seeing their way life
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ A choice to visit to the Rasta Community - the only legal one in South Africa
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Experiencing the wild life and nature of the area

  • Aide

    Aide

    General work
    upkeep and planting of small
    organic veggie garden
    mark out and clearing of forest pathways
    clearing dead brush and scrub from forest
    building timber decks and walkways in the forest
    maintenance of buildings, painting roofs
    reception / guests/ bookings, internet
    social media marketing
    music studio assistance
    small time building and maintenance
    gardening - mowing, weeding, and raking

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Accommodation for workaways will be a dome Tent, or if available a Cabin or Forest Tents, all have beds and linen plus shared kitchen and communal bathrooms.

    In the high season times, Dec and January it will only be a camping tent.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    As we are in the Country having your own transport is a plus, however we are on a 'local taxi' Route, which takes you to Knysna for general sightseeing of the town and lakes, plus all the shops and restaurants, the last Taxi back to our way is around 7pm.

    We will collect and take Volunteers into Town when we have errands to run which is almost daily or every second day.

    Any special pick ups or drop offs will incur a petrol fee to cover costs of fuel.

    We often get free adventure experiences and offer this to Staff and Volunteers, as the area is well known for the myriad of Adventure activities like hiking, forest walks, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, swimming, kite surfing, abseiling, forest canopy zip line rides, animal sanctuaries, bungy jumping etc. Though some of these are a half hour to an hours drive away, many are 10 - 15 km's from us

    We are 15 minutes away from 2 of the most beautiful pristine beaches and the main town of Knysna which is surrounded by forest and huge lakes.

    Locally ( near us ) there are yoga lessons and you can paddle on our lily pond and go for magical forest walks. We also host adhoc meditation and inspirational breath sessions on the property.

    Within walking distance there are farm stalls, an arty cafe, country road walks and forest pathways.

  • 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

    we have an eco camp ground with compost loo and cold shower

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    maximum 25 hours a week
















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