Learn about tropical plants and experience off-grid life on the island of Taveuni, Fiji

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Fiji

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm located at Taveuni the famous Garden Island of Fiji. Please keep in mind: Taveuni is a somehow remote Island without much entertainment from outside however with the most friendly local people and stunning nature you can imagine.
    Since leaving the hussle and bussle everyday life in Germany, about six years ago, I have set up and realized a dream; a life close to the ocean, all year round pleasant temperatures, with off grid PV electricity and independent water supply. For guests and friends there is now a self contained guesthouse located on the same property available.
    The one acre land is sensitively used to produce organic food, medicine and other usefull crops. I love to eat wholsome healthy mostly vegetarian food from the own garden in which I grow meanwhile more than 150 (mostly tropical) plants.
    My interests are art, spiritual growth, alternative medicine, Qigong, of course gardening and creating an environmental friendly place for a harmonic existence with mother earth.
    Enjoying this little paradise means to me watching the miracle of nature, snorkling at the volcanic black sand/gravel beach (1 min walking distance), talks to share, exchange of ideas and knowhow, playing card or board games and marvel at the breathtaking sunsets which Taveuni is famous for.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will experience what it means to live off grid, mainly self-sufficient on a remote Island in the tropics. I'm ready to share my experience in respect of organic gardening, local herbal medicine and life sustaining healthy vegetarian local cooking, snorkeling, discovering hidden trails on the Island and the interesting Fijian culture, exercising Qigong....

  • Help

    Help

    I'm urgently looking for a welder (to make a gate). Additional I'm always grateful :

    - for help in the garden (weeding, trimming trees, harvesting, brush cutting),
    - cleaning in and around the house
    - and about skilled craftsmans helping to maintain the buildings and for repair work.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    On the 1 acre property I have built a fully self-contained guesthouse, simple furnished with a comfortable queen-size bed, basic cooking facilities, own bathroom and toilette and a large sea view veranda, one minute walk away from the beach.
    Just in case If the guest house is occupied by friends... there will be a guest room available in the residence with a private bathroom.

    Guests are welcome to join in the cooking in the main residence and sharing meals. In general I have a decent breakfast, during the day snacks or fruits from the garden and a cooked dinner around sunset.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Scuba diving with dive operators (one is in 20 min walking distance) on the famous Rainbow reef, snorkeling from the beach, hiking on local trails, tours like Lavena beach walk, exploring Bouma national park water falls, natural water slide ....
    There is plenty of online information about Taveuni Island -

    Public bus transport is available however only once or twice a day. Taxi fares are reasonable priced.

    If guests are interested I can organize excursions or we might have some hikes etc.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet connection would be decent if you get your own router.

  • 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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