Family farm project in small rural town of Linstead, Jamaica

Country

Jamaica

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  • last activity

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    22/06/2022

 
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Jade. I have worked in the Jamaican music industry for the past 25 years, Seven years ago I took over my dads 35 acre farm in Linstead Jamaica, Four years prior my dad was killed in a robbery at his business place. It was tragic and left an enormous void in my family's life. It's just impossible to recover from such a tragedy. My journey has been a bitter-sweet one. I absolutely love my farm and I have learnt to deal with all the challenges it comes with. I am the proud mom of four (4) beautiful children. My mom and I are super close and I pretty much share all my ideas with her, and she in return is always willing to add her council and advise. The farm offers educational-fun tours to children of all ages. Our current stage of expansion will see us launching our tourist destination hopefully in August of 2020. This has been a dream for the past 7 years so I am really excited to get there. The project will allow tourists to Jamaica to visit our farm to see a real-life Jamaican farm in operation. Our gift shop will sell only things made from the farm or on the farm. These will include coconut oil, honey and craft.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    WOW!!! This project will offer a true Jamaican experience in a real way.
    There is not much to see in the small rural town of Linstead although it a bustling town with a very famous outdoor food market (Linstead Market), however Ocho Rios and Hellshire where beautiful beaches are is just a hour away and public transportation can be easily accessed. For clubbing, nightlife, shopping and great restaurants then Kingston city is the place and that's only 45 minutes away.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    The farm has come a long way from 35 acres of ruin to 15 acres of well manicures fields, The work continues. I am looking for person to assist with construction, craft making, vegan cooking, general farming, tour guides, gardening, animal care and general maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Currently we have temporary accommodations in the great house for 8 persons. Plans are to build staff and work-away accommodations which will accommodate up to 24 persons. The great house is beautiful and was my parents personal home. All modern facilities, bathrooms, kitchen, WIFI etc. NO AC. The staff cooks daily and everyone share in the pot. Local dishes and farm food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is not much to see in Linstead, however, Ocho Rios is a tourist attraction and is 45 minutes away. Another location for relaxing or sight seeing is Hellshire where beautiful beaches are is just a hour away and public transportation can be easily accessed. For clubbing, nightlife, shopping and great restaurants then Kingston city is the place and that's only 45 minutes away.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dog and cat lover, but animal lover overall!!!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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