Help with picturesque campsite and permaculture projects in the paradise of Palawan, Philippines



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  • Description


    Sam and I (Anita) have had the pleasure of living in Port Barton, Palawan, since 2016. In 2018 we started to build a house and project in a beautiful location overseeing the bay of Port Barton. We live alongside Uwe and Domino the dogs and BB the cat.
    We have a glamping and camping eco-resort and permaculture project open in 2019. We are developing our project with environmental low impact and sustainability, and trying our best to use energy and resources most efficiently.
    We apply permaculture principles where ever possible; Earth care, fair share and people care. We are trying to create a welcoming space, where people can connect with the beauty of the landscape and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ocean, Mount Kapwas, pristine native jungle and the village of Port Barton. We are very lucky to be here and want to share this special place with people to enjoy, relax and experience the heartwarming community of Port Barton. Our place is multi use for accommodation for guests and volunteers, creative and educational workshops, and retreats. Profits from our accommodation goes back into community and marine conservation projects through our NGO.
    Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved we would be happy to welcome you to our little piece of paradise.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Following permaculture principles;
    Earth care - Basic gardening, establishing a vegetable and fruit forest garden. Marine conservation projects in the surrounding seas.
    Fair share - Investment back into community projects delivered in the local area.
    People care -Creative participation projects, cultural exchange through interaction and conversation. with local people and national/international travellers

  • Help


    We have numerous projects on the go, we are currently looking for help in the following areas;

    - Gardening/Permaculture projects
    - Site maintenance;-painting, clearing, basic construction
    - Upcycling/recycling projects
    - Cleaning and preparation of accommodation .
    - Meet and greet of guests at accommodation
    - Social media promotion and networking for various projects
    - Supporting or leading in Marine education workshops with local children/community.
    - Film and Photography
    - Creating visual educational wildlife interpretation resources
    - Commission based earning potential for bookings

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have workaway accommodation in a Kubo (Filipino hut) with sleeping attic. The attic can sleep 4 people, 2 in each side of attic. 2 single mattresses side by side under a double mosquito tent. The rest of Kubo is a communal seating area with views of the sea, mountains and jungle. Downstairs house area with dining and lounge area is communal with shared kitchen and bathroom.
    We provide tea/coffee/bread/jam/fruit for breakfast, rice/noodles/vegetables for lunch/dinner, all self serve. You are welcome to use the kitchen to store/cook any other foods you may like.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local activities;
    Port Barton village and beach- Restaurants/ cafes/live music/fire dancing/ - 10 mins walk
    2 waterfalls - 1/1.5 hour walk
    Coconut beach-simple/quiet/peaceful - 45min walk
    White beach - Restaurant/fun family beach - 1 hour walk
    Pamuayan Beach - 1 hour walk
    Jungle bar- 15mins on from white beach
    Island hopping- snorkelling and BBQ beach lunch all day boat trips- 1200php

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 737444624769