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
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
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
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.
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.
Beach is 6 minutes away, this island is a holiday destination so there should be enough to see(search Bintan Island on google)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week