Help us develop the land in terms of sustainable and organic farming and eco-building in Brih, Lebanon

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Lebanon

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  • last activity

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    26/04/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our vision stretches beyond permaculture designs and sustainable living. We aim at reestablishing the connection between the culture and habitats we currently live in and the ones we previously cherished before we moved into an excessive and demanding lifestyle.
    The more we observe that fact, the more we realize that nature does not tolerate excess. Our nature as beings reached a point where it has traded abundance for excess. Infinite growth is destructive, sustainability is balance.
    We receive by giving, first the luxury of a retreat to raw nature, to learning different concepts (in local communities, schools, researchers. summer campers, practitioners, nature lovers, and curious observers) from organic planting, to harvesting, to eco building, to social responsibility ; A space for workshops/talks, hands-on experience where people can shape ideas, knowledge & skills.
    Workshops raise curiosity, results create initiative in others, and more results create a trend and then a momentum.
    We are neither a venture nor a venue, we are somehow collaborators of change, and we are learning that along the way, all channels tend to have an impact directly or indirectly.
    The project started with a series of workshops hosted by local and international people, starting with vermin-compost toilets to a cob oven, wood working and finally the building of an earth bag dome hobbit house
    The idea was to teach others the process of building one’s own house with minimum cost from limited resources they can acquire from their own land. Smart and simple systems can be installed (passive solar, gray water, rocket mass heater ...) that would allow them to benefit more from nature's abundance as an alternative to investing money and thus time to pay unnecessary bills.
    Our vision aims at making a difference while interacting with nature, by substituting nature’s exploitation with nature’s appreciation.
    You are always welcome to stay if you are volunteering for roughly five hours a day, depending on what we are working on. (Planting/picking season, sustainable building, up cycling furniture …)
    Opening Hours: open every day to come & get hands on experience.
    Campground:
    -Workshops: depending on the workshop
    -Our farm to table restaurant will be serving food on Friday, Saturday & Sunday along with our juice bar.
    -Land Set Up: Toilets, Showers, chill out area, hammocks area, riverside area, the waterfalls, tent area & our kitchen space is equipped with a cooler, stove, kettles, cutlery, cups and plates.
    If you wish to reserve for private events please contact us for more information

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • 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

    Travelers could learn loads about organic farming, how to farm without plucking, ways to fight insects & pests organically, bio diversity farming & companion planting ...

    Moreover they can learn how to build in an Eco-friendly way & building smart systems

  • Help

    Help

    We will be needing help with our organic farm (planting, preparing the beds, picking up the fruits, production of liquor and other needed products, animal care).

    We will also need help with our Eco-building project , finishing our hobbit house and up cycling old furniture to be made as seating and all and building eco friendly systems (vermicompost toilet, water management system ..)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Arabic, French, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Land Set Up: Toilets, Showers, chill out area, hammocks area, riverside area, the waterfalls, bakery & restaurant.
    Our kitchen space is equipped with a cooler, stove, kettles, cutlery, cups and plates.

    The volunteers would be sleeping in a tent of 2 people, and will have access to our entire facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers will benefit from our hikes, sculptors museum, other Eco villages around us.
    They will also benefit from the variety of workshops taking place in the land (Yoga, meditation, clay & pottery, eco building, organic farming & holistic workshops...)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 526493639953