Off grid permaculture and reforestation project. Bintan island, Indonesia

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  • Last activity: 1 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    A 12 hectares off-grid permaculture site located in a vast palm oil plantation in Bintan island, Indonesia. Our land is degraded and burned and we are here to restore it by agroforestry and natural farming. its a project of reforestation, and conservation because our land acts as the last refugee for the animals in the area and it's our duty to protect it. our primary project is reforestation based on sugar palm agroforestry that's more profitable than oil palm based plantation (to see the detail, watch "how to store a rainforest by Willie Smits). the other goal is to become a fully sufficient village (food, water, energy, waste management) based on permaculture principles. We do organic farming based on food forest system and aquaculture. We need a lot of help to establish the garden, orchard, and the forest. We already fully sustain our energy demand from solar power but we still need help to achieve food sustainability through natural farming, building infrastructure, and general maintenance of the house

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    They can learn how to live in a coastal area in the tropics and how to live self sufficiently and still make a positive impact on the ecosystem

  • Help


    we are preparing a lot of tree seedling in our nursery, so maintaining, propagating, watering is a daily activity. planting pioneer species will is the first thing we plant on the property. cleaning up the house is also a daily routine here.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We live in a 2 stories wooden house, and we will sleep in the second floor. Seated toilet is available. In terms of food, we are located near the coast, so we get all of our protein from the sea (we just eat sea food basically) vegetables are provided by the garden, but currently we still need to buy grains.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beach is 6 minutes away, this island is a holiday destination so there should be enough to see(search Bintan Island on google)

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 625548934426

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