Join a community permaculture program on the sandy shores of Baloho Bay, Nias, Indonesia



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    Small beach-front western style hostel engaged with Community Permaculture program, just opening ,located on the sandy shores of Baloho bay on the island of Nias. Situated just 15 to 20mins from some of the best surfing waves in the world, while still central to waterfalls, lush rain-forest valleys, pristine beaches and fish filled, coral laden coastline. The cultural hub of Nias Culture, unique to all of Indonesia, offers the only active Megalithic culture in all of Asia, hidden in the jungle, away from civilization. Be one of the first to endure our awful road that ends with breathtaking world-class sunsets falling away with your worries behind the bay. Don't take our word for it, just look at the pictures.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This cultural hub offers various, spare-time activities. From spear-fishing to BBQ, jungle walks, chasing waterfalls and boating trips, we offer adventure and relaxation. Spend your time bathing in the ocean or surfing it, or perhaps the local villages' countless festivals dotted around this untouched gem of Indonesia.

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    We have now engaged with a certified permaculture practitioner. We have 20 acres of land 10 minutes from here that will be developed to fruit and vegetable permaculture and biodynamic farming. First of its kind in North Sumatra. There are 2000 mature Mahogony trees and an old building in desperate need of repair but wanted to accommodate future workaways , this will be for the builders...lots of clearing and planting.. lots of work to do here. We have already established a number of grow beds very close to us so plenty 100% organic vegetable are on the way.
    This is a self funded Community Program wanting to engage with local farmers interested in developing new skills in Organics and biodynamics. We intend to showcase this through this place and want to attract more funding (online) and increased work contribution.
    General run-of-the-mill hostel duties. Some gardening, tending to the vegetables, entertaining guests and booking in/out and cleaning duties. We also need to continuously improve our on-line presence so that skill set will not go unnoticed.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Bahasa Indonesia and Nias, English

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in the hostel with the guests.

    Breakfast consists of fruit, egg and toast and free coffee and tea throughout the day. Dinner is provided some days however don't forget, you can cook what you catch.

    We have cold and clean rain water with western toilets and showers and clean drinking water available. we have a small canteen with cheap local food and you will also have the opportunity to purchase alcohol and fruit shakes/cocktails here. You will have a shared dormitory bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Your spare time will be your own and your work schedule will be given at time of arrival and built so you can enjoy both evenings and days alike.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Permaculture community program underway
Bay View Dorm
Bay view
Once was Warrior..
Our road is crap but our sunsets are amazing.
Communal area, Dining, Kitchen, Pool Table and Library
in the top 10%
Secluded Beach..Mission to get there but worth the trip.
Chasing spectacular waterfalls is a must do and couples up well with cultural excursions. We know the best of the best in this area
catch n eat
This waterfall is really amazing and no tourists is a bonus
hammocks to chill
on Golden Pond
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Host ref number: 712942826422