Natural building help for eco-village in the mountains near Zahle, Lebanon

  • Lebanon
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  • Last activity: 16 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I'm Robert, I have a background in engineering and love travelling, languages & natural living.
    I'm building an Eco-village in the beautiful Lebanon mountains within a larger tourist resort to allow visitors to live, learn, grow and build in a more sustainable way.
    During 2023 we plan to construct 3 buildings using local, natural or recycled materials (mainly Straw Bale and Wattle & Daub) and set-up a Community Garden and Farmers Market. More details below...
    Come join us to learn and build together!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
  • 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

    You'll be helping alongside locals and other volunteers, learning Natural Building techniques and the Lebanese / Syrian culture and language.

  • Help


    We want volunteers who have an interest in Natural Building. Who want to learn and physically help build with us. Previous experience is a bonus (carpentry, general construction, earth or stone works, sculpture).


    Jan - Apr 2023
    CONFERENCE CENTRE - foundations, straw bale / earth plaster walls, earth floor, windows / doors, bathroom + kitchenette, fittings and creative touches
    GARDEN - Spring planting

    May - Sept 2023
    GARDEN - Make pond, build vege kitchen phase 1 (thatched roof shade structure), Community outreach
    DISTILLERY- Make wattle and daub structure for processing aromatics and grapes

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Arabic: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak English, French, Spanish (rusty) and conversational Arabic. I'd love to help anyone interested in learning levantine Arabic

  • Accommodation


    You'll stay in our Big Blue Dormitory tent or (if you can bring one) in your own tent. Cooking and bathroom facilities are provided (along with a food allowance). There's WiFi.
    MINIMUM STAY 1 WEEK, preferably 1 month or more

    The site is on the side of a mountain in a beautiful part of Lebanon. The town of Zahle, with restaurants, shops and bars on one side, open nature and mountains to the other side.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many opportunities to explore the country and culture. There are many ancient ruins within a 30 min drive (Baalbek, Niha, Anjar).

    Various volunteers came from around Europe in 2021 & 2022 and it was all very easy and quick (regarding Covid procedures).

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Anything can be discussed. Friendly dogs welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 375419633377

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