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Earthbag house build

World, Caribbean, Jamaica, Berrydale



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 6 volunteers

I own a small 5 acre property on the Rio Grande river in Portland Jamaica ( not the other Rio Grande). I am constructing a Earthbag house from foundations up. This will not be a earthbag dome but a 3 bedroom house to be lived in. We will start from the foundation to roof and will include earth plaster and floors. I have done earthbag building before but this house will be my first complete project. I have a lot to teach and I’m sure there is a lot I can learn from you. I am planning for the building to take 2 months however this is not set in stone and I am flexible.

About the host

Miguel (64)

Host since




I'm learning Spanish but it's slow.

Last seen online

3 weeks ago

I'm a non smoker, I am mostly plant based diet but with fish added. I have an avid interest in permaculture and sustainable living as well as building with natural ,materials i.e. bamboo and adobe. I have worked on an earthbag project before so I do have knowledge and experience to pass on. I love videography, photography, art and have spend time traveling with my partner since taking early retirement. My dream has been to build this eco off the grid retreat and this is the start.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • construction
  • farming
  • eco projects

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • tent

There are currently no buildings on the site so accommodations will be tents. We have two big tents and everyone will share however you may bring your own tent. We also have a few hammocks for those who want to sleep off the ground under the stars. There will be shower and toilet facilities.

  • shared meals

We will prepare a small breakfast and lunch then end the day with a hearty jamaican meal. We prepare meals to suit most eating habits although a plant based diet Is our main concentration.

  • offering money for additional hours 

No money is required