Help improve a mud roundhouse artists' retreat in Kilifi, Kenya

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Kenya

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    02/11/2021

 
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  • Description

    Description

    I have Built with help from a friend and a local tribe Boy, a traditional style mud hut on the beach in kilifi, kenya. Its big 7metre round stucture functions as a space for courses and workshops, community cultural events,suitable for art collectives as well as retreats for travelers and tourists. Made to be a healing santuary for Meditation yoga, dance and music, we invite teachers to use the space to put on courses, offering a free place to a local on each course. Teachers need no up front costs in order to enable artists opportunities to Work in their discipline.
    It is a space to meet in circle and ceremony sharing skills and knowledge with people from round the world.
    The hut that we call a temple is basically finished but there are many jobs physical and creative to improve it.
    The hut is directly in front of the sea in the beach in a quiet lagoon. Kilifi is a very safe place in Africa and the hostel 10 Minutes away brings much entertainment and good company. The Land belongs to the family tribe giriama so a Cultural experience whilst with more privacy and space is available here.
    We began the building in December 2018 Using all our savings from the European summer.For those that help at this stage we can offer free holiday stays in the Future. Also an option is for those travellers looking for private time alone we can offer the hut for a week in exchange for work.
    I am megan or my african name the locals call me is kaluwa. I am interested in Intercultural interdisiplinary and interactive art creations. Trance exstatic dance therapy and voice; singing storytelling,poetry. I have traveled years and live on the land.
    My Vision is this place will be used by art or theatre collectives and musician's to rehearse. For elders and children, eco warriors and those that wish to receive and share healing. It's also a perfect writers retreat.
    The final purpose of the space is to provide a refuge to pregnant travellers that need a place to rest in nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning much from the locals who are all about . From me and my friend through our artistic Passions. Joining our Yoga Swiming painting music making. Also about pereculture, living in Nature, about getting on and doing a lot with what you have. Making a day rewarding produdtive...
    Whats Special here is Theres propably few places in the world Built so close to the ocean. The Water is super safe in this beach, shallow and warm. Suitable for children as they can help with all the jobs, collecting water from the sea and getting muddy. The white Sands of bofa beach are close and very dreamlike.

  • Help

    Help

    Heres some jobs we have going at the moment. Mainly its physical with mud water and sticks. Computer worker can be useful too.

    1 . Advertising the temple on Internet for tourists. Application to fünding organisations.

    3 floor of mosaque tiles

    4 outside areas to make shade and seating, Pool in a tire.using simple methods with Mud stones sticks and woven leaves.

    5 making window shutters

    6 making the walls decorated

    7 shower compost loo

    8 Paths for beauty and easy Access

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Bulgarian: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The Temple itself can be stayed in as its metre round.Or a tent outside on the beach. Also a small shaded room just big enough for a bed by the temple. Theres tropical fruit daily coconut Mango passion fruit etc . Fresh Fish from fisherman. We are used to cooking vegan too. Eat when you need if you like together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Using motorbike called bodaboda. Mataku from mombasa. Animals everywhere around, Sights plenty.best white sand beaches and coves. Forests and national parks.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 192518824483