38 acres of organic coastal ranch in Kenya, 60kms north of Mombasa, containing tall coconut, mango and giant cashew nut trees growing amid spacious open grassland.
The farm is "off-grid", with solar energy being used for lighting, charging mobile devices and running the pump in the 25 metre deep well.
The Shamba employs five resident workers on a communal employment structure. With no hierarchy and equal pay it aims to develop a sense of autonomy and responsibility towards the sense of place.
The Shamba is owned and managed by Jochen. As a younger man, German born Jochen, spent much time in Kenya before emigrating with his family to New Zealand where, for 20 years, he was a successful artist, selling his work internationally. In 2009 the circle completed itself when Jochen left New Zealand to return to Kenya, using his innate creativity to establish an idyllic African life-style on the Kenyan Coast.
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