Help us build an eco-farm food forest in St John, Virgin Islands


Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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  • Description


    Gordon is a woodworker who designs and builds kitchens, doors, windows and furniture. Jamie was a sailing instructor and since the birth of their daughter does mostly electrical and AC work. We recently purchased a piece of land that we are working on turning into a garden forest with sustainable homes. We are in the very begining stages and welcome lots of fresh ideas and helping hands!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    We will show you around the island. Mostly you will be on your own to explore, hike and swim. We like to go on boat sometimes on weekends (once a month). And will include you in dinner and playing music a night or two a week. Learn(and/or teach) about gardening in the tropics, local cuisine and sustainable living.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Lots of gardening, planting trees, chipping wood. Could be help with some building projects. Right now our biggest project is putting up a fence to keep the deer, goats and donkeys from eating all our plants!

    We will bring breakfast and a packed lunch every morning and make a plan for the day. 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week is expected. Dinner's and weekends you will be on your own for food, but can help yourself to anything growing on the property of course!

    Also, anyone who would like to spend part of their time working on boat repair, we always have plenty of that! Dinghy, badly in need of some upgrades could be used with a little experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in a large tent on a platform with an outdoor composting toilet. Water is caught from the rain and a battery and solar panel will provide power. At this time we do not have wifi at the site but hope to get that soon.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    St. John is full of hiking trails, national Park and snorkeling. We are located right in Coral Bay, St. John about a ten minute walk to the bus route and the restaurants. Busses run till shortly after dark, not into the night.

    Sundays we will give you a ride to a beach and will include you in boat trips whenever possible. Anytime we can help to arrange a ride or anything else you need we are happy to try to help. We usually drive into Cruz Bay a couple times a week and you are welcome to hitch a ride.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 674787253127