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Experienced builder required

World, Africa, South Africa, Cape Town



Travel dates

27°C, 14:58

About the workproject

We need 1 volunteer

We are looking for someone with good building skills who is an all rounder. We need some internal walls put up and some walls taken down. Then on the outside extensions added, you will have the help of King (our farm worker) and myself to dig, move and help on a daily basis. This is a long term project and needs planning before arrival so goods can be bought and preparation undertaken.

About the host


Duncan (51)

Host since



English, German, Spanish

Duncan speaks English very well, Eli is the linguist with very good German, perfect Spanish and OK French

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Myself Duncan and Eli my Spanish girlfriend with our 5 year old daughter moved to south Africa 5 years ago, and started African Overlanders.

So what do you get.

We will pay for your return flight to South Africa from Europe, North America, once job is complete.
We will provide food and accommodation for the duration of your stay.
On completion of the work we will lend you a 4x4 to go travel some of South Africa and the neighbouring countries, 4x4 has a roof top tent, cooking facilities, this alone could be worth several thousand pounds if you did it yourself.

What we require.

A high quality job finished
Building, roofs, ceilings, plastering, electrics and water to be done. We can bring in contractors for parts of these.
We are happy to take anyone Eli the real boss speaks German and Spanish, I am only English. You will need to provide examples of work and references.

We are open for ideas and suggestions.

We live on a beautiful farm with very interesting guests whom are travelling through Africa in their own vehicles. So no evenings are uneventful.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • construction

Expected workhours

  • 6 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, bungalow

OK a bit of mix, some of the stay in the Rondeval (African Style round house), picture attached. When the extensions go up, there will be a private room en-suite.

  • self catering

Food budget to buy your own food and also sometimes joining in with us and guests. Kitchen facilities provided.

  • no money is involved