Learn bio-construction in a beachfront eco-friendly community in Nicaragua

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Nicaragua

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french, english, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$5 per day to help with food costs










































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