Help us plant trees, heal the forests and live sustainably in the Central Cordillera, Dominican republic

  • Dominikanische Republik
  • Bisher 50 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 30 März 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche



  • Beschreibung


    We are an intentional community (chosen family) of folk from all walks of life who are transitioning from an ever limiting city lifestyle to a deeply rural, connected way a of sustainable living based on ecological and regenerative principles.

    Some of us have been living on-site in our very isolated 310 acre land , surrounded by the lush Armando Bermudez National Park for a time now, while others intermittently visit and work throughout the year.

    We all have one thing in common though: Protecting the land and its creatures while going back to the ancient sacred teachings of universal law: The golden rule (Do unto others as they would like them to do unto you) and the law of return (Not just take, but also give back)

    We are also in the process of planting several species of native trees (14,000 so far) and reserving a small area for sustainable agricultural practices like permaculture and organic farming.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Come have a unique, hands-on working experience in one of the most beautiful but hidden gems in the Dominican Republic, the Cordillera Central Range, staying in what is probably the lesser known, but most unique intentional community in the whole island.

    You will be able to live the true, off- grid Dominican mountain life and as a bonus you will try the delicious local cuisine by the hands of Tio Tomate, one of our members who made the top 4 on MasterChef DR S3 !

  • Arbeit


    We are essentially looking for travelers who are interested in assisting us in saving the very fragile and endangered forests in our remote 310 acres of land, deep in the Cordillera Central.

    Activities like building infrastructure. reforestation, soil regeneration, trail maintenance, farmwork, gardening, permaculture design, DIY, art & Decoration, and community service are among the most needed tasks visitors can assist us with. We also need assistance with photos & film. We truly believe, however, that everyone has their own unique set of skills & talents, so we truly hope you feel comfortable enough to share yours with the community, as well as your opinions and points of views.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Italienisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Depending on availability, (we are almost always full) workawayers will be staying in our 6-person volunteer room, sharing a larger space with other workawayers. There is the possibility of staying in an individual room in the 3-room cabin of our common house (main cabin) but that will depend on individual cases and particular needs. The cabin itself is not large and the rooms are small (10sq ft each) with very basic beds. However the main house has a deck, living room, kitchen, basic shower (cold water) and dry/composting toilet (not a regular flushing toilet).

    We also have solar power, refrigeration, fluctuating phone signal but we do have an excellent internet signal (Starlink).

    Food will consist in 3 meals partly based on local and seasonal produce, but also sensitive to each visitor's needs (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, gluten free etc). but you should consider bringing specific things you like as there are no supermarkets or stores in the vicinity.

    Note: This is a VERY remote and sometimes difficult access area with rustic commodities and irregular weather. We suggest considering our project ONLY if you are looking for an adventure, have confidence in your fitness level and want to see a different side of the Dominican Republic, as this is certainly NOT tropical/warm beachy setting 😅. Part of the experience consists in living the lifestyle of mountain people and its challenges/benefits, so we welcome and celebrate open minds and a flexible attitudes.

    To get to our farm it is very likely you will have to hike 2 hours up the mountain with assistance of horses, which we will provide. The nearest town is Matagrande, 2 hours walking/horse distance and vehicle access is 4x4 (dirt road) only possible when weather allows it. It is a an option to go on small trips to town during non-working days and there is a nice river to visit and swim, but again, it will depend on weather and other conditions.

    Travel/health insurance is RECOMMENDED but not mandatory. Having said that, the closest clinic/pharmacy/hospital is a couple of hours away and this should be the driving thought behind all your decisions. We can and WILL assist you if need be, but ultimately we can only do so much in such a remote location. Thankfully we have NEVER had any serious injuries or emergencies and we are relatively confident we never will.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We have SEVERAL visitors a month, both local and foreign, all of them integrating and navigating smoothly all of our schedules, activities and ultimately becoming part of our family in some way.

    This means it is better to contact us at least 2 or 3 weeks in advance so that we can provide a space for you, otherwise you might have to camp-out or find a better time to join.

    The overall vibe is easy-going, open-minded and inclusive; accepting of all and hoping the same in return. We do not discriminate any lifestyle choice, orientation, religion, gender, race or any other personal matter as long as it is respectful of others. The atmosphere can be very social & festive at times and it is common to have visitors/hikers/campers pop-up from time to time.

    Oh, We also have animals of all kinds and we expect compassion and respect towards all living things, even for the rooster who will likely wake us up at 5:30am 😂

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We are located in a very remote area with difficult access but we do have a stable internet connection (Starlink)

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 131664879952

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