Help us grow our sustainable community and organic farm in Mauritius

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Mauritius

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a dream we have been cultivating for many years and now becoming reality. LABA, Our little seed is sprouting into a beautiful tree throughout special connections, a bit of craziness and one vision: Live in Oneness.

    We are nature lovers, building a sustainable community in Mauritius. We have an organic permaculture farm which is already growing and we have to build a new one on another part of the land completely from scratch. We are also aiming at zero waste and to do so we want to produce and make everything ourselves; from vegetables and fruits, herbal teas, fruit jams, peanut butter, vegetable milks and spices to beauty and cleaning products, clothing and art creations... And many more!

    Located at the heart of forest and rivers, this place can be described as a meeting place for like-minded individuals with nature and evolution as philosophy. A place where one can grow, learn, heal, share and more importantly, be. Activities from camping, hiking, planting to yoga & healing retreats, workshops, art and music are part of our vision.

    We welcome travellers from all over the world to come and help us in our project, bring new ideas, meet new people and work towards a common goal, living as one.
    We are looking for nature lovers, farmers, teachers, eco-constructors and any other passionate and open-minded individuals who share our vision.

    We need to develop our organic farm. We will plant more vegetables, fruits trees, cacao and coffee trees, and medicinal plants. We need to construct huts and other eco-houses, a common place to chill, a place for animals, bee hives, create a website, organise festivals and workshops.

    During your stay, you will do some interesting developments on the farm, eat local vegetarian food, fire cooking at night, play music, culture sharing, yoga, visit Mauritius and its beautiful beaches and so much more.
    There is an amazing hike to do, from the land itself, with waterfalls and rivers, a natural pool, and natural jacuzzi.

    You are asked to work a minimum of 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.
    Vegetarian/vegan food will be served, 3 meals per day.
    We have no wifi so that you can disconnect from your day to day life and reconnect with nature, people and yourself:) You can still have access to 3G/4G if you need to keep in touch with family and friends. You have to buy a local sim card and an internet package which will cost you approx.10 euros for one week.
    The village of Montagne blanche is a very typical one, with lots of small shops selling products typical to Mauritius, at very low prices. People talk hindi, creole, french and english. There are some nice rivers, waterfalls and hikes to do around.
    At domaine de l'Etoile, which is around 10mins by car, you can do quad biking, zip line and some other activities.
    Port-Louis, the capital is at around 45mins to 1 hour by car.

    There are a lot of interesting projects to work on here, so we would be glad to have you there and share our culture, life vision and knowledge. See you soon in Mauritius.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mauritius is a multi cultural island. You will meet many Mauritians during your stay and people from all other the world and therefore there will be a lot of culture sharing. You will be able to eat our local food which consists of creole, indian, chinese, muslim and european cuisine. You will also be able to taste many tropical fruits and discover some endemic species.
    Depending on the period you will be coming to visit us, You will discover cultural festivals like Maha Shivaratree, tropical Christmas, holi, Chinese new year...
    You will also discover how kind and helpful Mauritians are and how beautiful this small island is.

    Our place is surrounded by nature and calmness. It is the perfect place to relax, heal, learn and be yourself. You will be able to walk in the forest, swim in the river and eat food from the garden.

    You will learn a lot about sustainable living, organic farming, community life, music, yoga, eco-construction, natural household products making, local cuisine...

  • Help

    Help

    We need your help in the following fields:

    Organic farming- planting and gardening
    Bee hives construction
    Build huts and eco-houses
    Music and art - painting and playing music
    Yoga teaching and any healing practices
    Online development
    Cooking
    Cleaning
    Sustainable Ideas development
    Develop a community life
    Animal care
    Making of natural products

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, english and creole

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a Dormitory that can accommodate between 7 to 10 people. Or we have camping tents if you prefer with the necessary bedding.

    Food is offered. Vegetarian only.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a group of friends who met through a common dream and the same positive energy. We are hard workers but we also love to have fun. We like music, meet new people, we are positive and we want everyone who come at our place to feel good.

    In Mauritius there is so many beautiful places to visit; beaches, cultural places, waterfalls, mountain climbing. Every time we can free ourselves, we will make you visit special and non-touristic places you will fall in love with. Otherwise, you can travel by bus, taxi or rent a car or a motorbike. Food and transport is quite cheap here and people are very kind and helpful. We will help you in any way we can an we will make your stay a memorable one.

  • 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


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