Join us by helping with our permaculture farm, hostel, construction projects in Dominica

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Dominica

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Join us on a "timeless" permaculture farm with an epic view of the sea, in the rain forest mountains on Dominica. (Not Dominican Republic!) We are solar-powered, off-grid, and surrounded by natural springs and pools.

    We are an inspired group of people, trying to live sustainably and independently / resiliently to build a better way of living. We are exploring the art of living in a real community on-site, and connecting to the local community around us. A long-term volunteer here will be one of us, invited in many cases to weigh in on decisions on how to improve things.

    We are 3 here currently - 2 men, 1 woman, all expats. In October, we will be joined by another woman and 2 girls (age 6, 9).

    Our up-and-coming organic farm is currently run by only 1 person, and it is need of volunteers who want to get their hands dirty and work with the soil! We're busy building beds, creating food forests, exploring how to battle pests, harvesting beans, making composts, feeding chickens, seeding and transplanting plants, building orchards, cleaning bamboo groves, creating paths through the jungle, building trellises and greenhouse space, making animal structures, fermenting vegetables, building campsites and more. We're utilizing permaculture principles in farming. There is much opportunity for a volunteer to take on some sizable projects that they can manage / learn from.


    We also could use volunteers interested in construction of ferro-cement hurricane-resistant domes. This is an affordable and simple way for people in many locations to provide extremely protected dwellings for themselves. The 2 guys are engaged in creation of all kinds of new structures, and they hope to bring this quick / affordable method of building to people / areas that are in high need of it.

    In addition to the farm and domes, we are starting a tiny hostel project for travelers who are interested about learning off-grid, sustainable living. As a result, we may have a few visitors, who stay in separate facilities.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Sprachen praktizieren
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
    Unterrichten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    As such, there are many opportunities for learning:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Learn permaculture farming
    - plant recognition, soil chemistry, adaptive farming techniques, mulching, -- freedom to experiment with new techniques!
    *️️️️️️️ Food preservation
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Learn hurricane construction techniques
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Meet local Dominicans, and engage in drumming, music making, singing.
    *️️️️️️️ Community style living

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    No specific skills are required, but they are helpful. Here are projects:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Managing the permaculture garden. Garden tasks include: weeding, planting, terracing, drainage, mulching
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Building hurricane resistant ferro-cement domes. Tasks include: mixing cement, apply cement, painting, moving sand...
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ General construction: Interior finish work (for someone with woodworking skills), building animal enclosures
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Indoor tasks: Food prep, house organization, general upkeep
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Computer tasks: Building websites, graphic design, more

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, French

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Volunteers will need to stay in tents. We are working on tent shelters. We have 2 kitchens, and volunteers will have option of cooking for themselves.

    Toilet is compost, and there is hot water shower available.

    We can cover basic meals (coffee/tea, beans, rice, a few eggs, farm veggies), but we can offer nicer things like cheese / meat / drinks if volunteers wish to chip in on these costs.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are 30 min drive from Roseau, with an excellent view over a valley and the ocean yonder. It is a 30 minute walk to the main road, where you can hitch or can catch bus into town. We share one vehicle, but we make regular trips into town.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The little domes
The nearest village of Cockrane
We're perched on the side of a mountain
Hanging out on the house porch
Volunteer planting sweet potatoes
Mixing concrete for the dome
Path to the house
Nursing a rescue hen
Some kitchen scraps for the chickens
Common space building
View from the "greenhouse" seed bed
We're the 3 that live here at the moment
In progress dome
One of the gardens
A work day with some of our friends

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 798461878451