Disaster relief, sustainable farm & earthship community center in Aguada, Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico

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    Última atividade

    19/01/2022

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    Taxa de resposta

    72.5 %

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    Tempo médio de resposta:

    dentro 3 dias

 
  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Hello!

    Welcome to our farm. We run two small operations: A farm and a non-profit dedicated to Sustainable Disaster Relief.
    Our farm is located on the west side of the island in beautiful Aguada Puerto Rico, and is comprised of a tropical hurricane resistant Earthship community center, a honey bee 🐝 rescue business, goats in a vertical integrated pastor, happy chickens and lots of ever-growing foods; over 300 pineapple plants, over 500 bananas , breadfruit (pana) trees, ginger, and lots of root vegetables like malanga and yautia. If there are any know allergies to Bees we ask that you please refrain from participating.

    In addition to growing lots of local fruits and vegetables, we tend to our animals, also have dogs a cat and compost heaps. It is also not uncommon for you to witness the birth of some of our animals. Because of our location in the Caribbean tropics, plants and wildlife grow incredibly quickly and there is always lots of trimming and gardening to be done here. We have all the tools you will need to perform these tasks.

    **Currently in need of welders and construction workers!**

    We are currently working on the Casita located behind the farm. We are in need of experienced workers who have worked in maintenance, construction, and are welders. We may ask you to assist in repairs/projects and maintenance on / around our eco-structures, perform heaving lifting (up to 50 lbs), farm maintenance ( cleaning weeds and planting) Please expect to work in hot humid conditions. Expect to sweat! We have plenty of cool, fresh water from our well on the farm to keep you hydrated.

    We have an outdoor kitchen that you can use to cook and store your food. Some ingredients will be provided from the farm to help you compliment your dishes. Grocery store is a 5 min drive away (Selectos) and a cooler will be provided to store. Although at times you may occasionally receive meals you must be responsible for your own food and cooking when not. We also have toilets and showers, but we only allow biodegradable soaps and cleaners. Transportation will not be provided at all times for the farm has other outside commitments, be it bee removals, personal and family, or work. You will still be at times invited or asked to go to help or enjoy. This is just a heads up so everyone knows what to expect.

    We are early risers, and need morning people! our day begins promptly around 6;30 am to milk the goats and feed the animals... we don't expect our volunteers to start that early, but we definitely appreciate early birds. For our wonderful Workaway'rs we ask that the day begins at 9am and you give us 4 hours of your valuable time.

    We speak fluent Spanish and English here. Feel free to communicate to us in either language at your preference. Please let me know what skills you may have to help, and if you have any requirements or needs.

    We are so excited to meet you and welcome you to the farm.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Manutenção geral

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Volunteers on our farm will learn about solar energy, stormwater management, erosion prevention, water catchment/filtration, raising animals by grazing and other natural techniques, Earthship design principles, apiary development, eco-construction, composting and vermiculture, and so much more!

    Our farm is 100% Boricua and we are proud of that. You will be fully immersed in Puertorican culture through food, language, music, and dance while you stay with us. We invite you here to work, but you will have a glimpse into our daily lives (and fun) as well. We love that our family get to be surrounded by beautiful people from all over the world who have a common goal; to make the world green and sustainable.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    Our farm functions as a community center, our nonprofit is a disaster relief organization, meaning in the case of a natural disaster we are out working side by side with first responders, it also means we always need to be prepared on the farm to help our neighbors. Because of our community presence, it is essential to keep planting and growing foods !

    *We are currently in need of some welders!*

    A few essential projects that are on the list this summer to get hurricane ready are ;

    - Working on finishing up building and working on the casita behind the farm. Welders are essential!

    - Working on building stairs and walkways throughout our property as a safety measure for visitors. We use pallets, pounded tires, and other industrially-foraged or up-cycled materials to build stairs and paths.

    - We are also working on erosion-prevention, as our farm is susceptible to erosion due to heavy rainfall in this area of Puerto Rico. We are located on a hill. We need people to help stabilize the land by planting strong plants that will anchor into the ground and stabilize the structure.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    You will either be staying in an earthship with other volunteers or be camping. There will be tents and air mattresses on site for volunteer use.
    There is also an outdoor kitchen, cooler, showers and toilets for our volunteers. We provide standard basic food supplies (eggs, spices, pasta, etc).

    Please also be aware that we cannot provide transportation for you to go to the store, beach, or anywhere else. Sometimes we may be able to give you a ride. We may be able to arrange airport drop-offs and pick-ups if you can schedule it ahead, and we may not be the ones giving you a ride. *PLEASE FLY INTO AGUADILLA airport!* Linea Sultana is a shuttle service that takes you to Aguada, as well as Manny Taxi service. We are happy to try to accommodate your needs .
    Thank you in advance!

    List of Farm Must Have's:
    -Head lamp or flashlight
    -Sturdy close toed shoes (Keens are a good work shoe brand)
    -Water shoes for off day waterfalls and hikes! (recommended)
    -Biodegradable shampoos and soaps
    -Wide brimmed hats
    -Sheets and pillows
    -Shower slippers
    -Towels (at least 2 recommended!)
    -Insulated water bottle (always good to have)

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There is a lot to do in our corner of Puerto Rico, but most notable of these is the beach. In Aguada we are near the coastlines in Aguadilla, Rincón, and Mayagüez. If you are renting or own a vehicle, please feel free to explore the island in your free time. Surrounding us are beautiful surf opportunities, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, and local cuisines. There is so much to be seen!

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have some property adjacent to the farm where Workawayers can park their vehicles, we actually recommend trying to rent a vehicle once your on island if interested in sight seeing and exploring.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Saturdays are a must

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.7)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (4.7)






Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 246441784841