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Permaculture Farm Homestead start up

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionWe are a young family from living in Panama for the past 4 years. Lau (34), Luca (10), Mia (7) and myself Emy (34), we also have one cat, four dogs, 5 ducks and 12 chickens. 
    Our vision for the future is to design and develop a Permaculture food forest and self-sustainable homestead while helping and teaching others skills they can apply to their own lives thru hands-on experience.
    Additionally, we'd like to develop a small eco-friendly lodge, offer workshops, classes, tours, events and more.
    Besides developing our farm and homestead we also rent a few rooms so we often have guests around the house. 

    We are located on the virgin island of Solarte, surrounded by untouched rainforest and right on the Caribbean sea. Volunteers can explore the amazing jungle trails, take a dip in the sea right off our dock take the kayak to the nearby reef, go fishing, snorkeling or explore the amazing jungle, and make new friends during to visit this magical island.
    We are located only 5 minutes by boat from the famous Red Frog Beach. 
    The island is mainly inhabited except for a few homes. There are many trails along the island where you can walk and explore, it's very safe; you will probably encounter no other human life! bring your compass :-)
    Although we are still in the early stages of this lifelong project, we feel very optimistic about the great future that awaits us and we look forward to living a simpler more sustainable way of life surrounded and connected by nature

  • LocationPanama, Bocas del Toro Province, Bocas del Toro, Bastimento

  • Work
  • Type of work Permaculture design- Organic farming - Construction - Carpentry

    Some of the on-going or near future projects involve:
    Building composting or biodigester toilets
    Treat wood
    Mapping contours and features
    Making and maintaining trails
    Making ponds
    Make more planting beds
    Complete dock
    Build greenhouse
    Build adobe houses
    Build timber storage area
    Build tool shed and workshop
    Water management, harvesting and storing
    Make more swells
    Clear vegetation
    Starting seeds and cuttings
    Transplanting plants and trees
    Build nursery
    Start farming mushrooms
    Wood Chipping
    Researching and identifying native plant species
    Researching and identifying new species to plant based on location and climate
  • Hours per day it will be 30 hours per weeks 6 days a week 5 hours per day.
  • Work requirements: We are currently looking for motivated volunteers who are experienced in some of any of the fields listed below but most importantly that are interested in helping out
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: minimum commitment of 1 month we prefer longer stays
  • Maximum number of helpers: 4
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:spanish, english
  • Has pets? 1 cat, 4 dogs, 5 ducks and 12 chickens
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Bunkbed room that will accommodate 4 people, a shared bathroom and space for 2 tents under roof with shared bathroom Keep in mind that the house off the grid and power and water can be limited at times, so volunteers must be mindful when using these resources.
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