Help with eco project in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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  • Description

    Description

    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 4 dogs/puppies called Chilli, Peppa, Rokok and Kopi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    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 good local builders but the volunteers we ideally need are craftsman, Electricians, plumbers, professional gardeners, professional builders. People who might have a different perspective and knowledge and be able to offer ideas and insight.

    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, world class snorkelling infront of your house, yoga platform, guitars...etc then this could be a good match for you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house is a traditional nepa style on the beach as you can see in the picture.
    You will be staying In your own house.
    Traditional bathroom next to the kitchen about 15meters from your room.
    Food provided 3 times a day.
    Electricity starts from 6pm-11pm
    We collect rainwater but also pump ground water which is brackish water.

    The internet is just about good enough to stream videos but you need to unlock your phone and buy a Telkomsel SIM card before you come (about $5)

    10mins by boat to the nearest local village that has road access to the town.

    But AGAIN we are not resort, homestay or any kind of that place, we only have one small house with one bed for the workawayer so we are really sorry we can not accept people more than two at the moment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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, from the town to the nearest village from our place is a 30mins car/bike ride and then take another 10 mins boat ride from the village to our place.

    We get around by boat but every two days we pick up supplies from a delivery guy with his motorbike on the road, if you need to go in to town you can go with him and it takes 30mins.
    We are arguably about as central as you can be in Raja Ampat, close to everything.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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