Help on a Small Permaculture Farm on an Island off Honduras.

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  • Description

    Description

    Small starting-up Permaculture farm in Utila, Honduras.
    Kristina is a web designer who got tired of the rat race and moved to Honduras to live off-grid and grow her on food.
    special interest in those who have knowledge: in gardening, permaculture, and can talk to plants

    *️️*️️Full: Now-Oct 31 - unless someone doesn't show up*️️*️️

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    work required: 4 hours per day, 5 days per week - i work online and expect you to work with limited direction

    special interest in those who have knowledge: in gardening, permaculture, and can talk to plants

    up at 7am (latest)
    breakfast 7-8 - coffee/tea/water, oatmeal/eggs & toast/seasonal fruit
    8am start work - 2 hours weeding/watering/planting
    10am - leaf collecting/toilet/sand collecting, help with misc projects
    11am - daily/weekly household tasks/dog training
    12pm - lunch, rice/pasta with veggies

    rest of day off

    days off: tuesday & friday

    every tuesday i spend the day at the beach, you are welcome to join
    fridays i work at the library/bookstore/movie theater in town

    breakfast & lunch provided, you are own your own for dinner, kitchen is open for your use

    Volunteer help required consists of planting, weeding, daily farm maintenance, small construction projects.

    Minimum stay 3 weeks.

    I have many food bearing trees planted for 6 years, but they are not yet producing food.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Housing is provided in the house in a guest bedroom - limited privacy.
    There are always bugs on the island - mosquitoes, sand flies, etc. The house is very open - there is a sandfly net on the guest bed. I do occasionally have scorpions and tarantulas inside the house.
    I have 2 cats and 2 dogs.
    I do not currently have running water and limited electricity (small solar panel), composting toilet.
    3km (1.5 miles) outside of town, bicycles available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers should bring work clothes - lightweight pants, lightweight long sleeved shirt, boots/closed toe shoes, bug repellent (the sand flies can get really bad).
    Utila offers many tourist activities to enjoy on your days off including diving, snorkeling, mini golf, kayaking etc.

    A tourist visa for Honduras is given when you enter the country - it is good for 90 days. - Unless you are coming in from one of the CA4 countries (Guatemala, El Salvador or Nicaragua), a visa is only good for 90 days for all 3 countries, a legal 1 month visa for the mentioned countries can be obtained legally on island for about 450 Lempiras (contact me for additional visa questions.

    For meals not provided: if you have a chance to get groceries in La Ceiba - do - food is 1/2 the cost on the mainland. I do not have a refrigerator.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Currently producing for consumption: okra, taro, yuca, bananas, pineapple, sweet potato greens, pumpkin & squash, white beans

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    4 hours per day (8a-12a), Breakfast & Lunch provided on work days, days off Tuesday & Friday


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pineapples
volunteers finishing the outside shower wall with upcycled glass bottles
collecting leaves for the compost toliet
Host ref number: 671479338419

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