Hello, I am Linde (69) living on the eco farm with Waldie(81). Our son Sandy (32) is striving to make us a more or less self sustainable Bed & Breakfast (we can host 14 guest in 6 rooms), 50 km from the capital of Suriname : Paramaribo (one hour drive). I am very energetic at my age and love to help Sandy. But that is not enough. Basic chores needs to be done and extra help is needed beside Radjesh and Sharita, our local aids.
WE LOVE TO SHARE OUR PLACE TO THE MAX with guests, tourists and locals. The farm is located at the Tigerkreek, a small natural stream in the district Saramacca. Swimmingpool, bicycles available. We have 2hectares with 300 citrustrees (oranges and limone), 150 poultry for eggs and consumption. Vegetable garden, and all kinds of products like maniok, tayer, avocado, mango etc. For Workaway friends we have a small house available with livingroom, 3 sleeping rooms, kitchen and balcony, which needs fixing here and there. The climate is awesome, sunshine year around and minimum 20*C max 38.
It is a small family bussiness, basically Waldie 81, Linde 69 and Sandy 32. We have Radjesh= 1 local fte man working for us and Shaita= parttime lady for household affairs. Needless to say we need more help for the maintenance of house (strong woman), field, trees (strong able man), veggy garden (dedicated and experienced man or woman) and upgrading of the little house by carpenter. Also we run a project with bananafiber see fb Gobanasuriname and we provide 16 women extra income. 2020 we start an education project: circular economy to ban plastics.
We have 5 lovely dogs to love and protect us and a super cat. We offer you a house and kitchen with basic apparatus and kitchenware and tools. Sandy will instruct you to use the machinery properly (before april 2020). Driverslicense comes in handy occasionally! We love Suriname, we can help you to explore the beautiful country by advising trips. Language: dutch, english.
We would like you to help 5 days for 5 hours a day, we provide basic needs in terms of housing, electricity, water and gas, all utilities and bedsheets etc. Also daily food supply in communication with you. Our garden provides also in various vegetables. You cook for yourself and sometimes we share meals together. This is your individual choice. We provide in accordance with you the basic ingredients. Once a week we travel to town to do our extra shopping and deliver the harvested fruits.
Public busses drive to town regularly.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Suriname is an interesting country because you find many diverse cultures brought here from colonial times and living together peacefully. Their languages, music, food, way of living is still authentic for you to enjoy. More than 80% of the country is forest. The most green country in the world! Needless to say the biodiversity is stunning and traveling the rivers to visite inland villages and its inhabitants is a true adventure. More and more the benefits of the biodiversity in plants and herbs for medicin is recognized and used. This year is election year and you can learn about politics and social movement. Also oil has been found recently offshore like in Guyana, which will change the country and its perspectives for the future, in a positive way. Suriname has a lot of freedom in all respects: building, agriculture, ict, all enterprise, everything is possible. Lots of small enterprises and positive projects going on. Everybody wants to be their own boss! Of course thats why it is hard to find reliable and able workers that speak dutch or english.
Unique is our nature around the house: lots of birds, mammals in the wild tresspass our property for us to enjoy. When you love nature, this is your place to be! With yearround planting a place you never want to leave. We like to share all whats going on with you so you can benefit from your stay from any point of interest. Your hosts , "retired from careers" have a long time experience of work in Suriname as well as in the Netherlands and are able to reflect on events from both perspectives in intellectual discourse. We are active in contributing in social and educational progress by our projects. For example we have initiated in 2019 the use of bananafiber, which is a wasteproduct from bananaplantations. 16 woman urn money now by making products like bags, mats, hats etc. from this beautiful natural fiber. See fb: Gobanasuriname. This project will be continued in 2020 with an additional school project. The focus is on refuse and reduse plastics. Also workshops are offered to tourists to learn all about bananafiber and the possibilities. We are unique in the sense that tourists and you are "living with us". We are so to say a friendly small "community", open to eachothers needs and abilities to share and develop. We also want to learn from your experiences and skills.
Hello Work a wayers: we need help 5 hours from 8.00 - 13.00, 5 days a week. That way we can host more guests in our B&B and have for example more vegetables to eat and fun to share!
First of all strong man needed for maintenance of trees and field (40%), house(20%), planting(10%), harvesting (10%), other (machinery + , 20%)
Woman or man needed for maintenance house (40%) , help by welcoming and accomodating guests(5%), and vegetable gardening (30), other (bananafiber?) (25%)
Farmers wooden house: 3 sleeping rooms, living room and kitchen , balcony
Electricity, running water and closet & shower available. Needs improvement but is ready available. Musquito net recommandable or musquito candle use for nights and against dengue. Food from the garden: eggs and chickenmeat plenty, fruits & herbs also. In our village SIDOREDJO we have poli with doctors, shops, school and agroshop. We own 3 cars, one for guests (Noahbus 7p), Voxybus (2p) for babanatree transport and utilities for the farm and small economy Vitz 4p.
You make your own meals in your kitchen. refrigerator and cooking facilities available, we share meals occasionally and is your individual choice. We respect your privacy.
With your time off there is public transportation to town (Paramaribo) which is adventure in itself by meeting people and exploring places like markets, historic sites, cultural events etc. We also have 2 bicycles for rides to the shops.
In our neighbourhood we can introduce you to numerous people with vast gardens of all sorts: fruit-, banana-, cocao-, vegetable-gardens to show you how they make a living and making sometimes end products like chocolate or chips and food for stands for local folks.
Green Heritage Fund Suriname has a sanctuary for sloths which is very interesting. Nearby Coppenameriver holds a historic site with exhibition at Batavia (former lepercolony) and a little further upstream we visite befriended folks from indigenous Kalebaskreek which is a very charming trip we love to show you soon.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week