All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 19713
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Last Updated: July 7, 2018
Help in a Small Permaculture Garden on an Island off Honduras. (Utila)
work required: 4 hours per day, 5 days per week - i work online and expect you to work with limited direction
up at 7am (latest)
breakfast 7-8 - coffee/tea/water, oatmeal/eggs and toast/seasonal fruit
8am start work - 2 hours weeding/watering/planting
10am - leaf collecting/toilet/sand collecting, help with misc projects
11am - daily/weekly household tasks/dog training
12pm - lunch, rice/pasta with veggies
days off: tuesday and friday
Housing is provided in the house in a guest bedroom - limited privacy.
There are always bugs on the island - mosquitoes, sand flies, etc. The house is very open - there is a sandfly net on the guest bed. I do occasionally have scorpions and tarantulas inside the house.
I have 2 cats and 2 dogs, they live in the house.
I do not currently have running water and limited electricity (small solar panel, no wifi), composting toilet.
3km (1.5 miles) outside of town, bicycles available.
In your free time and days off (2 days per week) you can go to the beach, go snorkeling, go diving, hiking, and explore Utila.
4 hours per day (8a-12a), Breakfast and Lunch provided on work days
Compost material collection
About us - Kristina is a web designer who got tired of the rat race and moved to Honduras to live off-grid and grow her on food.
special interest in those who have knowledge: in gardening, permaculture, and can talk to plants
Volunteers should bring work clothes - lightweight pants, lightweight long sleeved shirt, boots/closed toe shoes, bug repellent (the sand flies can get really bad).
Utila offers many tourist activities to enjoy on your days off including diving, snorkeling, mini golf, kayaking etc.
A tourist visa for Honduras is given when you enter the country - it is good for 90 days. - Unless you are coming in from one of the CA4 countries (Guatemala, El Salvador or Nicaragua), a visa is only good for 90 days for all 4 countries, a legal 1 month visa for the mentioned countries can be obtained legally in la ceiba for about 450 Lempiras (contact me for additional visa questions.
For meals not provided: if you have a chance to get groceries in La Ceiba - do - food is 1/2 the cost on the mainland. I do not have a refrigerator.