Come and help a family cultivating space to share creativity and nature in Coral Coast, Fiji

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Fiji

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  • Description

    Description

    Located on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, we are a local family cultivating a space to share exploratory experiences of peace, creativity, nature nurturance and restoration. We are also on a journey of learning to grow a permaculture garden/Food forest as well as restore a marine area and we love all sorts of eco projects. We are looking for carpenters, plumbers, eco-builders, landscapers, permaculture enthusiasts, marine conservationist and organic gardeners, to co-create together. We also run a small craft outfit and often need help in the accounting side of things so experience in bookkeeping and accounting is always a great help!

    We have a performance project in a nesting phase, so also interested in folks with experience in stage performance and camera work/ lighting etc.

    You should enjoy dogs and be willing and happy to get your hands earthed and sweaty.
    If you are able, I may ask that you bring something that we have difficulty getting here.. like dried herbs, cheese, nuts or organic seeds, tea. We live in a semi rural space with beautiful beaches and great surf spots- (Hideaway, river mouth & Natadola) sand dunes, local villages, and are 10 mins out of Sigatoka town.

    Accommodation and a light breakfast of fruit and cereal in exchange for 5 hours work per day. Weekends are off where you go out to sightsee and you take care of all your own meals on these days. Please make time to visit the local market for your supplies for your meals. You have full use of your own kitchen specifically for guests and volunteers. We have a community pot luck dinner on Fridays where you are welcome to share your cooking skills with a contribution dish to share, we do love trying new dishes and sharing ideas on food :)

    In your free time, You can beachcomb, swim, surf, kayak, trek, visit our sand dunes national park or pottery villages. We prefer that you go out during your 'off' time especially if here during weekends.. There are lots to see and do!!
    Time frame begins at 1 week depending on availability and exchange.
    It takes 1.5 hours to get here from the airport and buses are frequent. For Internet access you can purchase a data plan sim from $25 FJD with Vodafone at the airport or if you plan a longer stay, I would suggest getting a local sim after you get here as rates are much better.
    You must arrive at ours before 6:30 pm and during a week day, we don't receive volunteers from Friday -Sunday.
    When contacting us, please state what skills/ talents/ sharing you are able to offer for exchange. Vinaka

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a semi rural area and grow local foods, fibres and plant medicine. We have a healing hut where we do creative activities and ceremony during retreats.. We also live in close proximity to beautiful places in Nature.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for eco builders, carpenters as well as general handy persons in electrical and plumbing. Also artists, landscape and gardening- particularly in permaculture/ biodynamics and eco projects. Cooking skills to share is also a plus. Artistic skills, computer graphics and experience with websites and social media. Also people with experience in performance art and camera work. Experience in non-profit organization also be a bonus! We are also working towards restoring a previously mined marine area so experience of passion here is welcomed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own traditional Fijian bure with electricity for your accomodation with its own outdoor bathroom & toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time, You can beach comb, swim, surf, kayak, trek, visit our sand dune national park or pottery villages.
    We have a pristine bay 5 mins away. We prefer that you go out during your 'off' time, and are flexible should you wish to work a full day and take the next full day off. Local buses and passenger vans are fairly frequent and cost a a couple of Fiji dollars to and from town.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day

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