Help with permaculture eco-lodge in Raja Ampat, Indonesia




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  • Description


    We are a young family with an eco-lodge in Raja Ampat. Our names are Jack, Adecya, Bodhin (2.5yo) and Isla (1yo)
    If you google Raja Ampat you'll see it described as the the last paradise on Earth. We are in a bird sanctuary in a marine park.

    The underwater pictures you see are of our reef, 20 meters from the shoreline. Together with the locals we have protected it for the 4 years. There are sea eagles, birds of paradise, hornbills, parrots, cockatoos, maleo birds, cuscus, sugar-gliders, many butterflies, turtles, octopus, giant clams, walking sharks, cuttlefish, mantas (if the season) baby black tip reef sharks, all kinds of reef fish all in our the garden/reef and 3 dogs called Chilli, Peppa and Rokok.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 has the most marine biodiversity in the world.
    But it’s not only that, West papua is the largest conservation province on the planet and the Rainforest is the biggest in Asia. It’s officially the most biodiverse area on land as well as the sea

    We can teach you how to protect the coral reef and about agroforestry, permaculture and off grid living.

    So 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 realistic ways to help.

    These are the Bird species observed in from the garden so far

    1.Dusky Scrubfowl
    2.Lesser Frigatebird
    3.Sooty tern
    4.Brown Noddy
    5.Crested tern
    6.Yellow Bittern
    7.Striated Heron
    8.Great-billed Heron
    9.Brahminy Kite
    11.White-bellied Sea-Eagle
    12.Grey-headed Goshowk
    13.Long-tailed Buzzard
    14.Common Sandpiper
    15.Brown Cuckoo-Dove
    16.Superb Fruit-Dove
    17.Beautiful Fruit-Dove
    18.Claret-breasted Fruit-Dove
    19.Pied Imperial Piegon
    20.Spice Imperial Piegon
    21.Eclectus Parrot
    22.Palm Cockatoo
    23.Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    24.Black-capped Lory
    25.Violet-necked Lory
    26.Red-cheeked Parrot
    27.Moluccan King-Parrot
    28.Great-billed Parrot
    29.Blyth’s Hornbill
    30.Glossy Swiftlet
    31.Common Paradise-Kingfisher
    32.Oriental Dollarbird
    33.Rufous-bellied Kookaburra
    34.Beach Kingfisher
    35.Sacred Kingfisher
    36.Azure Kingfisher
    37.Rusty Mouse-Warbler
    38.Ruby-throated Myzomela
    39.Helmeted Friarbird
    40.Mimic Meliphega
    41.Olive-backed Sunbird
    42.Spectaclet Longbill
    43.Hooded Butcherbird
    44.Black Butcherbird
    45.Shining Flycatcher
    46.Willie Wagtail
    47.Glossy Manucode
    48.Torresian Crow
    49.Red Bird of Paradise

    And fruit trees planted so far from cuttings (not seeds):

    3 kelengkeng merah (Ruby longan)
    2 kelengkeng (longan)
    1 mangga
    60 stek mangga (grafts onto old mango trees)
    Various citrus grafts
    Pomegranate (delima)
    1 jeruk limau (mini lime)
    2 jeruk keprok (tangerine)
    2 santang madu (mandarine)
    1 jeruk Bali (pomelo)
    20 grafted old citrus Trees’s which will be a mixture of the ones on this list
    1 jambu air (rose Apple)
    2 jambu biji (guava)
    4 jambu merah (red guava)
    3 nangka (jackfruit)
    4 sukun (breadfruit)
    60 grafted alpukat (avocado)
    4 durian
    3 rambutan
    1 star fruit
    1 manggis (mangosteen)
    1 pete (stinky bean)
    2 sawo (sapodila)
    3 sirsak (soursop)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    At the moment we are mainly looking for skilled work wood, electrics, plumbing, permaculture, arborist, grafting, drone pilot, video editing, cement work (building a pizza oven)

    We have a cook and nanny but if you have a lot of cooking experience or are good with kids, maintenance, gardening, tidying it up a bit now and having ideas on how to improve, Furniture, decorations, pizza oven, also showing people what’s here via drone (which we have) and photos would be great, try something new with what’s here also doesn’t mind to get their hands dirty.

    We need a minimum of 4-8 weeks depending on skill level (if you have professional skills we don’t mind staying a shorter time). The reason is Raja Ampat and our lifestyle are so different to most people that it takes about a month to get your bearings and settle in.

    Most of the people who write to us mainly want a diving holiday, to do some yoga and to get some good photos which is understandable and of course you can do what you want on your time off, but we ideally want people who understand this kind of project, appreciate the work that’s gone into and are genuinely interested in trying to help.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Basic but comfortable room.
    24/7 electricity
    Food provided 3 times a day

    The internet is good enough to stream videos but you need to unlock your phone and buy a Telkomsel SIM card before you come (about $5).
    We have wifi set up, with some condition you can use it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you can do snorkelling, stand up paddling, trekking in the forest, bird watching, fishing with local people etc

    To get here is quite a long journey
    Jakarta -(airplane)- sorong -(ferry)- waisai -(car/motorbike) - saporkren(the village) -(boat)- Our paradise!

    We get around by boat, usually pick up groceries from delivery guy, if you need to go in to town you can go with him and it takes 30mins
    if you don't speak Bahasa your social life will be a bit limited, but if a comfortable Robinson Crusoe life style surrounded by a pristine rainforest and beautiful reefs is enough then you’ll be fine

    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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The internet is good enough for uploading, downloading or streaming but there are times when signal just disappear for some time and it’s unpredictable because our location are in between two hills.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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