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Dongi Village (Sorowako)
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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 91732
Country: Indonesia

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Last Updated: April 4, 2019

Hello everyone,
we are the people from the small Dongi village in South Sulawesi (Indonesia). We belong to the Karunsi'e tribe.

Currently we have the plan to build a nature/tree house in the jungle just a short walk away from our village. The tree house should give people from overseas or any other tourists the opportunity to stay a few nights in the middle of jungle, to have a bath in the river next to the house, to see the beautiful butterflies and to learn about local plants and culture.

We have small team of people who know how to build and at the moment we are gathering all the tools and materials. There is a design for the house and you help gathering the material and with the building itself. We might also need help with further planning and finding ways how to gather funds for the materials.

We hope that there will be a small income from the house that we can use to start rebuilding our old traditional village.
As a result of colonisation our old village was burned down and our people were dislocated and lost cultural identity. To regain cultural strength and our landrights we want to build the old village again.

We are more than happy to welcome volunteers any time to help us with building the tree house, but also to run a English class for our children.
We are super happy if you could stay longer than a few weeks to help with the project, but if not no problem. You will stay in one of our families and have your own room and three meals a day (as much coffee as you wanted) and experience family live here in Dongi village.

We can go camping, visit the close waterfall or swim in the lake and play volleyball everyday. We might go to a traditional wedding or have dinner at different peoples houses.
We had lots of volunteers with us in the last year to help us. You can also get involved in general maintenance with one of the family houses like painting the walls or doing activities with the children .

We are looking forward to have you staying with us anytime!

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