We are a newly married couple building our home in Raja Ampat.
Our names are Jack (English diving instructor with business in london) and Adecya (Indonesian).
If you google Raja Ampat you'll see it described as the the last paradise on Earth which is arguably sadly true but like most places is facing many issues with unsustainable growth.
We are working with the local community to build our home as ecologically friendly as we can and use as many permaculture ideas as we can. We work with the local community to protect the reefs and surrounding area and we’d like to start more projects with the local community.
We can always use help with our home, garden, reef and getting these projects off the ground. As you can see from the drone pictures it’s a large piece of land which has a lot of potential.
We live completely off grid with our own generator and our own water system.
The underwater pictures you can see are of our reef, 20 meters from the shoreline. Together with the locals we have protected it for the last year. We have sea eagles, birds of paradise, hornbills, parrots, cockatoos, maleo birds, cous-cous', sugar-gliders, many butterflies, turtles, octopus, giant clams, reef fish, walking sharks, cuttlefish, mantas (if the season) baby black tip reef sharks, all kinds of reef fish all in our the garden/reef and 2 dogs/puppies called Chilli and Peppa.
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Raja Ampat is arguably the last tropical paradise on earth so it's a great opportunity to see what other places like Thailand, most or Indonesia, the Maldives or the Philippines used to be like. There is a commercial fishing ban in place over all of Raja Ampat which is why the diving is so famous but there is lot's more that needs to be done.
West papua is the largest conservation province on the planet and the Rainforest second only in size to the Amazon.
There are so many threats to this area but there are some really good people fighting to preserve it so I think the main thing you would gather from being here is seeing what tropical nature should be, how fragile it is and the dangers facing it and learning how easy it is to help.
We've already completed alot of the most difficult work like waste water garden, water, electricity...etc. We've got a mixture of new permanent buildings and older temporary ones.
We have 2 great local builders doing the building work but if you have building experience that would be great. Western trained tradesmen are always welcome and can share ideas with our local builders.
However we have a big garden and reef so there's lot's of other skills we need as well as help in the kitchen, shopping trips on the boat...etc. One of our main focus' at the moment is on the landscape and getting things growing.
I'm afraid if you don't speak Bahasa your social life will be limited but if you want to experience a comfortable Robinson Crusoe lifestyle with internet, a 1/2 hour trip into town, spring mattress, yoga platform, guitars...etc then this could be a good match for you.
The houses are traditional nepa style on the beach or you can choose the house slightly up a hill in the middle of the land.
You will be staying at a room with a queen size bed. There is a bathroom next to the kitchen about 15meters from your either room.
Food provided 3 times a day at the moment it is mainly supplied by a restaurant in town.
Electric starts from 6pm-11pm because at the moment we use a generator.
We collect rainwater but also pump ground water.
5mins by boat to the nearest local village that has road access to the town.
To get to our place you just need to book a flight to Sorong (Airasia from Jakarta is easiest) then take a ferry to Waisai town, we will be there to meet you off the boat and in 20mins you'll be on our beach.
We get around by boat but everyday we pick up supplies from a motorbike on the road. Which is a 10 min boat ride, if you need to go in to town you can with him and it takes 30mins.
We are arguably about as central as you can be in Raja Ampat, close to everything.
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