Participate in Setting up a wellness retreat and art centre on Funzi Island, Kenya

  • Kenya
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  • Last activity: 06/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Greetings! We are Rafique, Billy and Tindi and our work is mainly in sustainable development and bio construction. We are also Permies and integrate permaculture in all our projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    Sustainable living practices, cultural excursions and opportunities to volunteer in other areas of the island.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    No experience is particularly required, though we are looking particularly for creatives and volunteers happy to do quite physical labour and are happy to learn. People with natural construction experience, carpenters and other practical skills are a plus. We are also mostly Permaculture enthusiasts and designers and work along these principles to create kitchen gardens and common spaces.

    An exciting opportunity to volunteer in the creation of a wellness retreat and arts center has arrived, located in the island of Funzi in Ukunda, South Coast of Kenya near the Tanzania border. Here you will take part in daily farm work which includes tending to both livestock and the food gardens. Superadobe/earthbag building and other natural building techniques will also be used in building an outdoor kitchen and keyhole gardens. We will also be doing a Rocket stove and oven in this building building. We are also building a vermicomposting toilet and shower building just to name a few activities. The site is located in the wild, scenic Northern beach of Funzi Island, near the Tanzania border. We have a private beach on one end of the 11 acre private property and there is also presence of wildlife and resident rare birds. Volunteers will also help with every stage of the build from design to implementation and furniture making.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    There is tent space available on the fenced grounds and *️️️️️volunteers are requested to come with tents and bedding*️️️️️ . We will be using composting toilets and water and toiletries will be provided. All food and cooking are shared amongst the volunteers on a daily basis and we request all volunteers to contribute to the food shopping expenses wherever possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will be expected to arrange their own transport to the island. You can take a bus from the likoni ferry to Ukunda, specifically to Msambweni where you can ask to drop off at Milalani just outside the island. 200Ksh or 2USD approx 2hr with traffic. It will cost roughly KSH200 by motorbike to get to the site from the main road, and details will be communicated.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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    This host charges a fee

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    USD $1-3 twice a week on Market days to help with food costs
Host ref number: 941751384514

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