Help on a cattle farm and get to know the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Great Karoo in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

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África do Sul

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    25/09/2022

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  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Our farm is part of the Compassberg Protected Environment near the top of the catchment of the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Great Karoo. We have a busy life farming cattle and hosting guests and home school our children. We would love help from people who have experience working with kids or have a special skill they can share with children (ours are 7 & 9). There are lots of maintenance projects including the upkeep of our natural earth building, so all those carpenters builders and people that are creative and love working with their hands are welcome. Each year we have a festival at Easter that we need lots of volunteers for!

    This remote farm is far away from the air/sound/light/noise pollution of the city. It is the ideal place to connect with yourself and with nature. However, life on the farm is very busy. You need to be self motivated and comfortable with your own company. For this reason we prefer couples/pairs of volunteers.

    We are an hour drive from the nearest ATM machine/petrol station and 20 minutes on a bumpy road to the nearest small shop. Sometimes we are cut off from civilization for a few days when the rains turn the roads into mud soup. We do weather in a big way: In winter we have can have snow and freezing temperatures, in summer we have flash floods, electric storms and occasionally intense heat (though being up in the mountains our temperatures are never get too unbearable high for too long). We know drought very well.

    But if you love mountains and fresh air and you don't need cell phone reception then you will love this farm.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ensino
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Hotelaria/turismo
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Visitors will learn about rural living where we are guided by the seasons and the focus is on life and death (the health and wellbeing of our animals, our environment and ourselves). You will get a perspective on sustainable not sentimental environmental practices. You will spend time working with our staff who have different life experiences and different perspectives from yourself. If you stay for long enough you may have the opportunity to visit the town of Nieu Bethesda and see what village life is like.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    Tasks on the farm is physically demanding. If you are strong and able we need you!
    We are looking for people with skills and experience in fixing things/ building things/ making things/ growing things/ cooking things/ childcare and teaching kids/ training horses among other things.
    Homeschooling our children.
    There are also lots of jobs in the house including cooking for the family, organising chaos, playing with the kids, laundry etc
    We need help with marketing our accommodation and workshops. Do you know about websites? We need some help there too.
    We need help with the ongoing maintenance of the farm, the fences, the infrastructure, the buildings as well as the running of the cattle.
    We are needing help with veld restoration including erosion control, creating baseline data for veld management, removal of alien plants.
    We need help with the vegetable garden, feeding the chickens and many many other projects.
    Can you sew? We have lots of sewing projects that we need help with.
    We need help with setting up and running a running fest our Easter festival
    You will share meals with us and spend time with the family. However we are often juggling many projects at one time so you need to be a quick learner who doesn't need lots of mentoring in your tasks.
    We prefer couples and volunteers over the age of 20. Because it can be a bit lonely and the work can be tough. Though if you have some skills and life experience you are welcome to apply.
    Life on the farm is never dull, every day there is something else to do, are you up for it?

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Afrikaans: Intermediário
    Espanhol: Iniciante

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    You will stay in in a caravan or a cottage depending on availability. In the high holiday season we sometimes do not have accommodation, so if you are prepared to sleep in a tent you are welcome.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We are looking for people with strength, energy, enthusiasm and a love of nature.

    We welcome couples who are keen to help with childcare as well as helping on the farm.

    If you are able to work hard and enjoy a remote location this opportunity will work for you. We prefer volunteers that have skills and experience in hands on work.

    We prefer volunteers to stay three weeks or longer.

    Please let us know in good time if your plans change and you are unable to make it as much organising goes into hosting you!

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Most of the time

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Pets that don't hunt and that get on with our dogs and cats

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    25 hours a week (some days more some less)

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.9)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (4.9)

































Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 349745884891