Help in a Small Permaculture Garden on an Island off Honduras. (Utila)


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    Small starting-up Permaculture garden 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

    I work online and expect you to work with limited direction. The Bay Islands are former British Colonies and therefore the majority of people here speak English. If you are looking to learn Spanish, this might not be your best island to learn on. This is a party/diving/beach island, I live 3 km out of town. Days off can be spent snorkeling, diving, beach lying, kayaking - there isn't a whole lot more.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Help


    help 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 maintenance

    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


    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 in La Ceiba 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?


  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours/day, 5 days per week

My Photo Album

collecting leaves for the compost toliet
Volunteers taking the trailer to town (canadian and australian)
volunteers finishing the outside shower wall with upcycled glass bottles

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