Support our Social Enterprise based in a small village just south of the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia



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  • Description


    Hi there,
    We run a Social Enterprise based in a small village just south of the city of Yogyakarta.
    We have 2 for profit businesses, that then support 4 not for profit projects.
    Firstly we run a small eco-villa homestay, with half a dozen bungalows nestled amongst edible landscape gardens, and secondly a consultancy company specialising in humanitarian shelter and disaster preparedness and coordination.

    Basically we are all about sustainable housing and emergency shelter
    We have had quite a few volunteers over the years and have generally found the best to either be long-term or very specifically skilled volunteers. Depending on the relevant skills of the volunteer we may be able to offer support with accommodation. We don't really focus on making a profit which often means cash-flow can be tight and we try and focus what profit we do have on those in real need that we aim to assist.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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 are based in a small muslim village on the edge of one of the most culturally interesting cities in Indonesia. We have a great team of young dynamic and interesting Indonesians working on a broad range of interesting projects. You will learn about the reality of life in Indonesia, but also about the challenges to sustainable development in practice

  • Help


    Hi there. We posted this profile on Workaway a few months ago to see what sort of people applied.
    We are a small sustainable social enterprise and as such we run on a shoestring, so hosting someone is still a significant cost.
    The business has multiple aspects to it, organic gardens, sustainable construction etc We are always trying to build the skills and capacity of our team. Its very hard to get good training for our staff here, so our real hope is for people who have professional skills to offer, not just passing travellers sorry.
    Areas that we could really use help in are training and building the capacity of our staff in online marketing, front of house, kitchen management, construction skills, organic gardening knowledge.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Javanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a range of accommodation options, depending on the skills of the volunteer. Obviously we run an eco-homestay so this is our core business and we would tend to put volunteers up in other rooms nearby rather than one of the bungalows. Ah, there are so many options, really it comes down to a case by case discussion. but dont worry we are good at making sure people are comfortable

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Yogya has an endless array of things to see and do, it is often called the cultural capital for Indonesia, both for traditional and modern culture. We would be happy to provide advice and guidance and help you explore

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 768498974999