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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 must say that although I have done earthbag building before, this will be something very new and so we will be learning together. I am planning for the building to take 5 weeks however this is dependent on the amount of workers available.

About the host

Miguel (60)

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I'm a non smoker, I am mostly vegetarian but will eat fish. 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.

Project dates

Work to be done

  • construction

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 vegetarian meal. We will occasionally prepare fish meals.

  • no money is involved

No money is required

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