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Dairy farm needs help unmasking its greater beauty

World, Africa, South Africa, Wolseley

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

12°C, 06:44

About the workproject

We need 4 volunteers

We are a cooperative working towards creating a self-sufficient, biodynamic haven for our people, animals (cows, sheep, chickens, bees and cats and dogs) and planet. We pride ourselves that we are producing highest quality dairy and other food products, ensuring that our members have access to such. We believe everyone should have access to such products - once you have tasted our milk you would never drink commercially sold milk again.

About the host

Faizal (55)

Host since
2016

Speaks
Afrikaans, English

Last seen online
7 Months ago

My name is Aletta and I've done it all - married and divorced, and I have a son, Gustav. My family bought this farm 20 years ago and after struggling for more than 10 years, more or less alone, I decided to try something different. We are now farming as the Afrikara Cooperative and slowly but surely my dreams are unfolding before my very eyes. For instance, last year we started homeschooling with one of the members of Afrikara who moved onto the land with her 2 beautiful daughters - and this year the total has already doubled. Farming and working animals are my passions, and it gets me up every morning at the crack of dawn or before. The success of the cooperative is what drives and inspires me.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • tourist support
  • eco projects
  • animal care

Expected workhours

  • 6 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared cottage

Two rooms in the main house available for volunteers as well as cottage accommodation for the more solitude-inclined. We have wi-fi, bathrooms, a large library and big old farm kitchen

  • shared meals

We believe that meals are social events (everyone gets a turn to cook supper). It is not always possible for everyone to have breakfast and lunch together - so just see what's in the fridge and eat.

  • no money is involved