Gabby & Matt
We only stayed one week, but we loved being a part of this beautiful community!
We worked 5 hours per day, roughly, Monday through Friday. All the work is manageable and helps contribute to the eco-friendly lifestyle. We tended to the garden, weaved wattle branches for fences around the gardens, made compost, cleared trees, planted seedlings, helped prepare meals and much more. The work was different every day, and some tasks were relaxing and some were harder physically but still really rewarding.
All the food was incredible; it's low season so there isn't much income. Matt and I contributed 300 rand for the week to cover specialty groceries like honey and seeds and fruit, but Dylan is very flexible with that and he's happy to discuss your personal financial situation with you. We also lived in a little cabin since there weren't any guests, which was lovely.
Overall, I loved getting to know all the amazing people here, through music and drumming, through working on the land, through yoga and meditation, and through conversations and stories around the campfire. This was a very immersive experience living off the grid, and I learned a lot about permaculture and sustainable living.
Thanks Dylan and everyone at this project for a beautiful and fun week, we honestly wish we could stay longer!!! :)