We are making some projects around Indonesia concerning art project, organic farming , English classes and creative recycling. The recent project is located in a semi jungle, Suli Village, South Sulawesi Indonesia, close to Tanah Toraja and seeks to educate young people in language, art and environmental awareness.
Most of all I want to develop a connection between all human beings. We come from different countries, speak different languages, have different skin colors – but we are all the same. We need the same things! There is no difference.
The world is not about money, it is about sharing, helping each other and spreading love and energy. Therefore I called the project is eco house
Our project is set on 1/2 hectare of land. We are a hard working and dedicated team of volunteers. We are doing this project for the love of the earth.
The project is entirely self-funded and still faces many challenges although the major obstacle of gaining community support has already been overcome and activities are going well.
We are presently building our first of several tree house that already serves as a school and eventually art gallery. The building is made entirely of recycled materials (except the nails that are donated to us sporadically).
We believe in the concept of immersive and open-air education where skills are learned in an informal setting with the focus on building confidence and creativity through direct interactions with people and the environment.
The English classes have already started with several volunteers. There are three kinds of English classes: classes for children, teenagers, and adults. As a result of the classes, the young people already feel more comfortable talking with foreigners and showing visible signs of enthusiasm towards the recycling project.
Our project is independent which means that we are making everything by ourselves with our own thoughts. We hope you can adapt to this way of working, creating and helping. Many adult members of the community have also expressed their support, including the head of the village who is eager to help in any way he can.
Our activities include:
Creative recycling trash to be painting.
Building tree houses with recycled materials from the local environment, particularly wood, bamboo and dried banana leaves. These tree houses are to serve as learning hubs, accommodations and an art gallery.
Organic farming: teaching youngsters how to plant without using chemicals with the main focus on the principals of perm-culture. In doing this, we want to be an example for the people in the village.
Tree planting to help the thinning ozone layer, retain groundwater, provide shade and oxygen.
Introducing and teaching traditional / Indonesian cooking techniques to foreigners who volunteer here, especially dishes from South Sulawaesi such as Sinole and Dange (Sago palm).
Teach painting with used trash techniques to village youth. .
Looking for someone who would like to be a photo model in both traditional and modern dresses.
You as a volunteer:
We are looking for volunteers who are self-motivated. We would like them to pursue their creative and functional projects themselves, and of course they get help from other volunteers and the community members. Volunteers are not forced to work, but having their own drive is appreciated. Our wish is that the volunteers are happy to contribute to the project – the ideas they bring, aid they give, and donations they make go towards keeping this dream alive.
The working day starts when you are ready (after coffee and breakfast) and goes until you have finished your project (which may take days that's ok too) .When it’s too hot – a swim in the river is always fun and cools you down. The project is going on the whole day while taking turns and with a lot of small coffee breaks.
At the moment all meals are shared. We are preparing and eating the food together as well as going to the local market to buy the ingredients, which is a nice trip! The preparation of the food is a great chance to learn the Indonesian cooking methods.
Eventually we hope to feed everyone from the garden but we are still in seeding phase. If you have any gardening knowledge to share or seeds that will grow in tropical climates (summer crops) please bring them along. We would love to grow an international garden!
You can start your daily work whenever you wake up even though we might be still sleeping because we are working on organisation and art projects in the night. We are all working 5 hours per day and have two days off per week. Besides the work we go camping, fishing, swimming and do whatever we feel like ?
If possible, we would be happy if you could bring the flag of your country, English books (any kinds as we want to make a library), some seeds, or art supplies as a gift which is symbolic of your stay here.
Note : In this new project has been running a few activities, as english classes, collect many inorganic trash. trash painting project.
We are looking forward to work together for a brighter future!
Thank you so much.
Nice regards and big hugs from Suli, South Sulawesi, Indonesia,
Type of help
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I need help of many volunteers to teach English in Suli South Sulawesi.
so for this I expect help from all of you, without you I would not be able to do anything.
other than education,
we also want to develop tourism in the region, especially in Luwu, so... that this area can be one tourist destination for all people, wherever they come from.
besides which I wrote above:
it will be many other activities over time and their new ideas from all of you.
I will not stop doing, even though it was a small thing, I hope small things is going to be useful for us all.
greeting of peace
warm regards from Suli south Sulawesi
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Culture exchange, traditional food and trip to some remote places around of my village.
The volunteers can help us for teaching English, language practice, organic farming, zero waste to ocean, waste management and recycling.
A house with bed room
I provide the scooter for volunteers so they can go to explore some places.
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