Help on our Asian Permaculture Eco-homestead on St Thomas, USVI


Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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  • Description


    Ours is a Japanese / West Indian villa on three lush acres nestled in the mountains of St Thomas, USVI. Our goal is to create a property that nurtures the philosophy of permaculture in our tropical paradise. We are at the birth phase of this project and are looking for like minded people that will help us transform the property while also enjoying all that St Thomas and the Virgin Islands have to offer.

    "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; & of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system." Bill Mollison

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come for sun, fun, beaches, water sports, dining, shopping and day trips to surrounding islands.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    As we are in the beginning phase of the project, we are looking for people that can help with maintenance, repairs, and construction projects. The villa is in good condition but needs some renovation work both inside and out. We also need some help clearing trails and setting up the permaculture gardens.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The type of accommodation is basic but clean and comfy. We have hot water for showers and internet access. A kitchen area is available for use, and we will share any produce from the farm. There are dozens of fruit trees around the property, and our veggie gardens are in the making.

    St Thomas does not have much public transportation so you may want to consider renting a car for part or all of your stay. We will provide airport pick up for our WorkAwayers.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    3 Hours per day

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