I live in the countryside in Trinidad island of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2017, I returned here after living in United Kingdom for 40 years. It was the best decision ever made. I took over and expanded my mother’s kitchen garden and started growing all the vegetables and fruits that we would normally buy in the market as I wanted to be in control of what I was consuming. I am an organic conservation style gardener, with a focus on building good soil, recycling for compost, and working with nature to grow food.
The garden has expanded to an acre, designed in an agroforestry style, populated mainly by banana, citrus, avocado, breadfruit and other fruit trees interspersed by annual crops of cassava, ginger, turmeric and pineapple.
I live with my mother and younger sister and her two dogs in a seven bedroom house. Having four bedrooms empty within this paradise, I would like to share with anyone who would like to experience a different type of holiday. There will be opportunities to help in the garden - from weeding to planting to making compost…there is always a project going on.
Most days are between 30-35degrees, nights are a pleasant 25 (can drop to 20 during Dec/Jan). We have two seasons: Jan to June, hot and dry; July to Dec, hot and wet. With The climate changing new patterns are emerging. Our landscape is lush and tropical. Our beaches are warm and inviting. I live 30minutes from the nearest beach. I wake up and enjoy daily the music of a variety of birds and other creatures.
What you will experience:
Real life in a Trini family home
Home cooked meals
Comfortable accommodation from quality beds to hot showers and free WIFI service. Rooms are air conditioned and also have fans.
Outdoor living - hammocks, BBQ area
Tours of the country: The Pitch Lake, mud volcanos, oil & gas industry, other unique agricultural projects like Moruga Hill Rice, Cocoa & Chocolate industry, beach days, hiking days - once garden work is done.
What will be expected from you:
Approx 4hrs - 5hrs daily for five days of the week help with agricultural or home projects.
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Companhia para idosos
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Ajuda em fazenda
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
My home is situated in the middle of an oilfield. The town is historic as the birthplace for both the oil industry in Trinidad and the Trade Union Movement associated with it. I was born and grew up in the heart of this. My mother who is 90, is full of stories and my father (now deceased) worked in the oil industry and left his written memoirs for all to read.
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There are always projects in the garden so what is to be done depends on when you come. For example, in January 2023, one project is to build a greenhouse area; the second project is to fence of an area to keep chickens, build a coop etc. General garden help: weeding, planting, feeding, making compost. For special projects as stated above: building skills - fences, greenhouse roof, plumbing for rain water irrigation etc.
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
I’m interested in learning Italian and and African language.
Large seven bedroom house on two levels. You will be accommodated on the ground level which has two bedrooms, one shower room with toilet, utility space (washer and dryer), kitchenette, living room/library with piano and WIFI. Outdoor living space features sofas, hammocks and an over ground pool. Extensive gardens with fruit trees surround the house.
Tours of the country: The Pitch Lake, mud volcanos, oil & gas industry, other unique agricultural projects like Moruga Hill Rice, Cocoa & Chocolate industry, beach days, hiking days, the wetlands…
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Mais de 2
5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum