Help our farm become self-sustainable with permaculture methods in rural Mempawah, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

  • Bisher 687 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 19 Apr. 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Hello, everybody!
    First of all, I want to thank you everyone who has made the success of Workaway possible.
    I’m Umar, a fifty-six year’s old, just pension from Government Plantation office work, so yes this is my half-life project.
    About the project:
    The main idea of this Workaway is to have fun in nature and share our knowledge to make every day special and, of course, to have a better world. People come here to have contact with nature and take some for themselves, healing, reading, doing some sports, meditating, and others. This is also your little jungle house, so it feel like home.
    Let’s live earth-friendly lifestyle, taking care of the nature, but always with fun. We try not to use plastic, and if we do, reduce its use and reuse it. We take care of the farm daily and we learn how we can become self-sufficient with forest permaculture methods. Actually, I have three lands of coconut plantation.
    - Camp 1, the Base Camp (less than ½ hectare): Here we have the accommodation (four bungalows that are listed in bnb as a farm stay) and Restaurant (closed at the moment), the kitchen and the course area, where we take advantage to do some classes, such as Virgin Coconut Oil courses and English/Foreign conversations.
    - Camp 2 (four hectares): This camp is peat soil and we plant coconut trees and Nipa Fructicia.
    - Camp 3 (one and a half hectares): This camp is clay soil and we plant rice and other fruits and vegetables when it’s the dry season, if not, it becomes a beautiful jungle.
    This farm is kind of jungle’s lifestyle because trees and plants grow everywhere and some are following its natural course of growth. It’s a very quiet place, surrounded by nature and some other farmhouses. Despite this, it’s only twenty-seven kilometers away from the capital City, Pontianak, and forty-five kilometers away from Supadio International Airport. Near the farm, about eighteen kilometers away, we have the famous equator monument.
    New ideas for our project are always welcome! I learn a lot of my international Workaway’s friends, so we will learn from each other, and for sure, about our culture and daily life.
    Work to do:
    There is always work to do here. This year we are making big changes in our farm.
    - Helping with social media and marketing.
    - Planting some more vegetables (kitchen garden).
    - Building and taking care of our infrastructure.
    - Running Virgin Coconut Oil training center.
    - Make some English/foreign conversations and games for kids.
    - Starting running the field trip for tourists, and guests (if you like you can join us).
    - City Home Project: I’m starting to build a homestay in Pontianak’s City (DIY), so you can help me build house infrastructures, painting some walls, decoration and others.
    You don’t have to start working at a specific time. The idea is that you feel free to do it whenever you feel ready. You don’t have to work all the hours at once either. You can organize yourself however you like. The maximum is five hours a day, five days a week and two days off. This is also a holiday experience, so enjoy it!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • 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

    You will have the opportunity to experience producing Virgin Coconut Oil and the local Fruits. In our village you’ll easily get in touch with the local culture. Base Camp is near the main road, so you can see the real life every day. We hope that, this is an incredible eye-open enrichment opportunity for cultural exchange.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    You can help me with gardening and building projects, like the trails, moving some small bushes and trees, weeding, and seeding, planting, composting or house cleaning. You are free to do what you think it’s good. We learn from each other, so let’s do it together and make thing better!

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Indonesian: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    If you like a "back to the nature" experience, you'll love our place, You have your room (our bed facilities maximum occupied for 6 people), 2 shared showers and cooking together in the kitchen (the restaurant), cooking our own food is the best healthier food, we provide vegetarian with eggs (natural foods). Here it's vegetarian-friendly place. We drink rainwater harvest, you are free to boil it, experiencing the jungle leaf tea if you like. We also provide bicycles so you can cycle in your spare time around the village or use my motorcycle when I am around.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Sungai Nipah & Peniti are a small villages at the seashore with a lot of energy, there's always something to do or to see here and around, enjoying the full moon and the five billion stars, walk around, jump to the public bus and go somewhere further, bicycle...etc, Let's enjoy the life, finding great eco-projects allowing people to connect around the world and developing tools to facilitate that. etc.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 25 hours , 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 495864883354

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