Live in a real Bali food forest, help organically farm an ancient herbal remedy, and take it to market - Indonesia

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  • Description

    Description

    The Farm is located on a sacred mountain in the geographic centre of Bali - right off the tourist trails! The nearest village is at the base of the mountain, only a few kilometres by winding mountain road, or along the ancient pilgrims trails. So if you want to experience quiet country living, in the food forests and help a retired Aussie microbiologist and my Balinese "son" Gede reinvent an ancient medicinal ginger that is active against Dengue Fever, please apply.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with finishing our small farmgate outlet (Warung) eco-building mixed with more traditional Balinese style building project, help in the organic garden, juicing and bottling the rare medicinal ginger, Temu kunci. We also need help with promotion and marketing, with the websites, photos, videos stories, SEO, and social media

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Indonesian, Balinese, and a tiny smattering of French, German, Dutch and Greek

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation will either be a solar powered bamboo gazebo - glamping style that we are setting up for a bnb - with room for a couple. There is also a comfy downstairs room in the main wooden house, or like many of our visitors, you may like to hang a hammock where you can enjoy the full sunrise experience!. The location is naturally airconditioned and the mosquitos are rare.

    Meals are village style Balinese, usually a Burbur or omelette for breakfast, Nasi campur for lunch, and a fresh soup made from organic vegetables grown on the farm for dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a beautiful "Real Bali" experience in the low mountains - so bring some warm clothes. It rarely gets below 18degrees celsius, but that can feel very cool after a few hours. The best way to get here is either on a motorbike that you have hired. and if you are an experienced bike rider, then you have your own transport while you are here. Otherwise you can get a driver to deliver you from anywhere on the island. Prices vary, and you will have to bargain as it is really off the track, and the driver, may get a little lost, and will not be able to pick up a return fair. Usually the price for a one-way drop-off is Rp 450,000 to Rp550,000. Rp500,000 to 600,000 is the usual price for a whole day of a driver showing you around, so perhaps plan to go sightseeing on your way. Otherwise, ask us to arrange for a driver from the village to come pick you up, and you can start getting to know some of the locals, and help the economics here.

    Meals are village style Balinese, usually a Burbur or omelette for breakfast, Nasi campur for lunch, and a fresh soup made from organic vegetables grown on the farm for dinner.

  • 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

    The farm is located on a sacred mountain in the geographic centre of Bali - right off the tourist trails! The nearest village is at the base of the mountain, only a few kilometres by winding mountain road, or along the ancient pilgrims trails. You will be part of village life, Balinese Hindu Temple ceremonies and festivals. The farm is under the influence of the high temple on the top of the mountain, that has strong Shiva Shakti (goddess) energies. The farm layout follows Tri Hita Karana, the Balinese philospophy of keeping the balance between people and people, people and nature, and people and the God. The sunrises on Pucak Tedung are breathtaking, with the call to prayer drifting up from the mosque in the village, followed by the gamelan from the Hindu temple, just before the sun rises up over Mount Agung... and the sunsets are also sublime. There is a meditation and yoga deck to allow the full impact of this natural energy to envelop and heal you...
    The locals villagers rarely get a chance to interact with westerners, and shyly but eagerly participate in language learning and practice with friendly visitors.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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