Help us with our Tropical Garden-stay Project in beautiful Jogjakarta, Java, indonesia

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    Hi we are Andy and Shinta. We live in the lovely javanese city of Jogjakarta ( Jogja for short).
    We are building a place to stay in our city garden. Our garden is in the oldest and most culturally original part of city, dating back to the 16th century.

    The main construction help in the garden is done and now we require some help to finish off the first of our units and common area so people can come and share our space.
    We have various projects that you can help with from simple wiring and plumbing to welding and making areas of interest for travellers. Anything you are interested in you can help with.
    If you like gardening then you'll be in heaven. We grow corn, tomatoes, lime, chilli, eggplant, lemongrass to name only a few, as well as many local lesser known tropical fruits.
    Andy will be there doing the work himself and really just needs another few pairs of hands to help him.

    We offer dorm style accommodation in our house but when the garden project is near ready you may want to stay there.
    Jogjakarta and surrounding area has loads to offer, its arty, creative, diverse but still retains a unique traditional culture. We are close to the oldest market in town, silver making, batik production and also a really great chocolate factory!
    The beaches nearby are beautiful and there are mountains, forests and rivers to explore during your free time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Help


    We expect 5 hours help a day 5 days a week.
    We would love to host 'hands-on' people who don't mind working hard and getting their fingers dirty. If you get upset over chipped nail polish this project is probably not for you.
    The help is manual, physical and creative.
    We do not operate a rigidly structured day. Issues may arise that we have to prioritise above our planned day's tasks.
    We apply logical reasoning and the experience of the whole team to solve problems and find creative solutions to keep the project moving forward.
    Everyone brings a unique set of skills and knowledge that the rest of the team can learn from.
    We ask for an initial commitment of around a week for both sides. If after that we decide that we would like to continue then then great. If things aren't mutually beneficial then we may ask you to move on.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Indonesian

  • Accommodation


    A dormstyle room in our house to share with other volunteers. Shared bathroom. Cats for stroking. Local sim card for your phone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Take a bike go explore java you'll love it.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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