Experience an eco project in a rural place at Antananarivo, Madagascar



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  • Description


    It is an eco project in rural place at Antananarivo, Madagascar. The optic is to develop the community of farmers towards sustainable development through sustainable tourism, in mountain locality.
    On its top, the mountain offers a panoramic view on all the capital and its surroundings.
    My way is to introduce and to perform permaculture to the people. My work is focused on living this field and managing tourism in the localities by leading a cooperative there.
    All we do, everyone can do. The cooperative produces agriculture products and handmade, raises animals.
    The work in place where the project is about to help for constructing eco place, design it in and out.
    Now, we have one house half finished. We no still touch at the interior design.
    All around, we just have magnificent view and cultural tradition mixed with some modern life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All volunteers will learn about Malagasy thinking in this globalization. Especially, the mix of Malagasy wisdom and Malagasy hustling in rural life.

  • Help


    Help us to found a sustainable community, by sharing experiences, whatever your abilities and skills. We have one of the highest mountain in the capital, we are without electricity but we have wind and water in a fertile and different geologic place.
    Works in renewable energy, in eco designing, in entrepreneurial leadership specialized in art are welcome.
    These are the tasks in which workawayers can help:
    -building ecolodge with raw soil woods and straw;
    -planting flowers, market garden products,
    -gardening the area and watering trees and other products
    -establish sustainable tourism by developing virtually some particular sites
    -exchange experiences in privatization touristic site / locality

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French and English, a few of Spanish and German

  • Accommodation


    The workawayer can chose our domain, in a gite in the middle of the mountain without population in a traditional house in raw soil and woods. It is a gite specially designed for the project.
    Also, we have the volunteers family hosts in the cooperative. A majority of the members have a family and live in the village bellow the mountain.
    In all the cases, the food will be cooked by someone in the cooperative and the volunteer can learn and try to cook with the members.

    We offer 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) a day for 15-20 hours a week.
    Workawayer can sleep all nights at home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is really calm. My life is to go there five days on the week to manage the project of sustainable tourism and maintaining the gite in construction (2019). My degree is about sustainable tourism so I have some guiding experiences. And arts, music and sports inspire my steps in this life.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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: 211418119613