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We are a retreat area in the beautiful island of Flores in Indonesia. We have five bamboo huts where we receive guests and a small restaurant for cooking over open fire. We have no elecricity so we use solar panels and a small generator. We have a dog, cats, goats and chickens.
At the retreat Elisabet, her husband and sister works with all the tasks here. We have also one person emplyed helping in the gardens and with the food preparation for us and the guests. She also works with the teaching in our recently opened preschool in Mamis village. So you will be part of a small but passionate team. Sometimes we also have dayworkers from the villages around us helping with specific tasks.
Cooking / shopping
You have the possibility to learn about the Flores traditions regarding living and the traditional ceremonies. If you are interested in cooking you will learn the traditional Flores way of preparing and cooking over open fire.
We grow traditional Flores medicinal herbs, vegetables and fruits which you will be part of working with. All buldings here are made from natural material mainly bamboo, and as part of the work here is maintanence of the building you will get a good insight in the art of traditional Flores construction. There will also be plenty of opportunities to participate in tradional weddings, birthday celebrations and other traditional celebrations in the villages around us, as we frequently get invited and when we are invited you are also invited.
We need help in our organic gardens. Depending of season that includes: Weeding, Planting and Harvesting of Vegetables and Fruits. As we still are developing the retreat area you will also take part in maintanence of our bamoboo buildings. Sometimese also need help with teaching in our preschool Pelangi Baru in a nearby village. You need to be able to drive scooter as we also need help with shopping and transportation. We have a scooter on-site.
Projects for the future are:
- Building a stone oven for baking bread.
- Making a natural pond for fishes.
- Making a natural swimming pool.
If you have experience in any of these areas you will help us realise some of our dreams.
Accommodation in shared two bed room in our bamboo huts. As we live on site we prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for us and for the guests when we have guests, You will eat with us when you are staying here. All food is traditional Flores food prepared over open fire.
In the surroundings there is a lot of places to visit. Beautiful caves, waterfalls, lakes etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week