Laughter, Gardening, Housekeeping and Landscaping skills sought

The experience

We live in a large house with large garden on the hill in a beautiful part of town. We are also landscaping a piece of land in Governors Bay where we want to build our home. We are aiming to be quite self sufficient with permaculture, solar power and rain harvesting. There are various tasks ranging from heavier work such as landscaping to lighter housekeeping and gardening.

What you offer

28 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.


Fluent English or Fluent Dutch

Over 23 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We have from 1 to 3 volunteers at a time.
We are landscaping and planting a plot of land in preparation for building a house. It is quite physical work and on the hill so a good level of fitness is essential.
At the same time we have lighter housekeeping and gardening work at the house we live in.

We are looking for volunteers who are mature and/or have a good set of life-skills.

Activities & Shift

There are no set daily activities as it is a work-in-progress. Generally, you would be assisting us at the plot or being self-directing at our house.
We offer full board in return for 4 hours per day. We prefer one-day-on-one-day-off (an 8-hour day and you have the next day free.)


Integrity, respect, cleanliness, tidiness and laughter are important values to us.
We welcome a good connection with our Worldpackers. E.g., eating together or going out together for a drive, shop or walk.
We anticipate being fairly hands-off and let you get on with the job at hand, which might be more suited to people with a mature outlook and/or a solid skillbase.
We value our privacy after dinner, so will provide you with a separate space where you can relax.