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We are an international community of people sharing the vision to make knowledge revolving around natural building free and accessible to the most amount of people possible. Because we make no money out of natural building, we are also a Lodge and retreat center to generate the income we need to pursue our mission.
Located on the Pacific coast of Isla Los Brasiles in Nicaragua, the lodge is a beachfront Eco-resort, co-living space and educational center where guests and volunteers can experience life in a community, learn about many things including sustainability, and contribute to the well being of the local communities.
We have decided to enact a social enterprise model rather than a traditional non-profit. Like this, we do not depend upon donations and can create long term sustainable projects with the local community.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
You get to learn about permaculture and natural building, discover an other culture and their language (spanish). Get to live in a community where you meet people from all around the world. Learn about a bunch of other things, enjoy the beach, practice Yoga and do meditation.
From Monday to Friday, the days start with a free optional yoga session and breakfast. It is followed by a morning routine including watering plants & trees and general cleanliness of premises. We then gather for 3-4 hours guided hands-on bio-construction workshop comprises of different building techniques like cob, light straw, round wood carpentry, earthen floor, natural plaster, thatch roof, etc. Time to time, we organize community projects like beach cleaning and encourage the creation of art projects. We sometimes need people to help in the kitchen. Weekends are off for everyone
french, english, spanish
We have a beautiful forested area where you can camp with your own gear. If you don`t have any gear or need more comfort, you can rent a cabana or a space in the dormitory.
Apart from learning about sustainability, volunteers can enjoy activities such as sunset volleyball, surfing, horseback riding, yoga, acro yoga meditation, flow arts and a variety of workshops. We also dance our butts off and drop into ceremonies when appropriate. We also encourage volunteers to organize workshops or retreats at the lodge so they can share their knowledge, make extra income and learn how to live out of their passion.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 25 hours a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.