Learn natural building in a beachfront eco-friendly community in Nicaragua



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    We are an international community of people sharing the vision to make knowledge revolving around natural building accessible to the most amount of people possible and have a positive impact around us. So we created an eco-tourism project on a beautiful island on the west coast of Nicaragua.

    We have decided to enact a social enterprise model rather than a traditional non-profit. Like this we do not depend upon donations and can create long term sustainable projects with the local community.

    Because we generate no money with natural building, we are building a Lodge and retreat center to generate the income we need to pursue our mission.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You get to learn about permaculture and natural building, discover an other culture and their language (spanish). Get to live in a community where you meet people from all around the world. Learn about a bunch of other things, enjoy the beach, practice Yoga and do meditation.

  • Help


    The days consist of a morning routine including watering plants & trees and general cleanliness of premises. Breakfast is followed by 3-4 hours hands-on natural building workshops which comprise of different building techniques. We also need some people to help in the kitchen if you are not a fan of building. From Monday to Friday, weekends are free.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french, english, spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have a beautiful forested area where you can camp with your own gear. If you don`t have any gear or need more comfort, you can rent a cabana or a space in the dormitory.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Apart from acquiring important natural building techniques,volunteers can enjoy activities such as sunset volleyball, surfing, horseback riding, yoga, acro yoga meditation,flow arts and a variety of workshops. We also dance our butts off and drop into ceremonies when appropriate. We also encourage volunteers to organise workshops or retreats at the lodge so they can share their knowledge and make an income while they are there.

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    • 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 25 hours a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$5 per day to help with food costs

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