Habiba Organic Farm is listed among WWOOF Independents in the world of sustainable volunteer tourism, the first one in Egypt.
You will work alongside our farm manager, the founders and other volunteers on the farm, with once or twice a week harvesting and selling our produce at local markets in Dahab and Sharm el Shiekh. You will meet and collaborate with local Bedouin farmers, sometimes helping out on their farms, or helping to transfer knowledge from our organic farm (and research institutes) to help aid in their production.
We harvest many plant varieties all year round, including eggplant and asparagus. Winter crops include Fava Beans, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi, Kale, Beetroot, Salad Leaves, Rocket, Parsley, Dill, Fennel, Quinoa, Spinach, Onions and Garlic; with a wide selection of tomatoes grown under cover. Summer crops include Okra, Molokia, Peanuts, Melon, Water Melon, Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds. We are also growing mulberries, olives, pomegranates, corn, medjoul dates, and a growing selection of herbs; including basil, wild mint (habak) and rosemary.
A typical day can include sowing seeds, watering plants, producing compost, harvesting, preparing the land for crops, learning how to care for and maintain crops. We usually make an early start on the farm especially in the summer months, taking a break in the middle of the day to take our lunch and have a swim in the sea. After a few more hours work we all make our way back to Habiba Beach Lodge for a communal, healthy organic meal.
volunteers on free time can access Habiba beach lodge and use our beach for swimming and snorkeling and other activities. As we are in the desert we offer desert trips, camel riding, mountain climbing and hiking.
beach front (single or sharing) or farm guest house
Breakfast and dinner is vegetarian meals. our restaurant also serves other types of meals. (with added 5 $ you can add fresh fish, chicken, or meat per meal)