Volunteer in the beautiful heart of Bali for a life enriching experience.
Placement Type: Eco-tourism, Teaching. 1 volunteer at a time. Minimum length of placement: 3 months
Average length of placement: 4 months
Price per week: Free to volunteer. Restaurant meals and private serviced bungalow provided in one of the most stunning eco retreats in Bali. 3 month minimum commitment: stay may be extended if things work well.
Bali Eco stay is a small eco retreat, currently with only six guest bungalows and a restaurant.
Our goal was to create a sustainable business incorporating permaculture principles, aquaculture, hydro electric power, traditional building and rice growing techniques.
We employ local villagers to design, build, maintain and help run the retreat.
Australian hosts John & Cath Blundstone and son Huey, came to Bali in November 2009 on a holiday and fell in love with Mt Batukaru.
"We were so inspired by mountain life that we packed up our lives in Australia and moved over in March 2010. Nine monyhs later, we opened doors for business on the 27th of December 2010"".
"There are very few, really eco friendly businesses in Bali and the island is in need of all the help it can get.
"We wish to tread as lightly as possible on our land and set an example using all the principles mentioned above"
The Blundstone's are passionate about all things eco and have created a stunning and successful model of how eco tourism can work for the benefit of all.
This is an amazing opportunity to experience life in an unspoilt village culture in a beautiful unspoilt part of the island.
For more information please contact John Blundstone firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to what Johnny has to say in this inspiring video on the creation of Bali Eco Stay in the mountians of central Bali.
Volunteer will be collected from airport and transported to Bali Eco Stay, likewise on their return.
Every Sunday, John goes to Ubud for shopping and socializing. Volunteers are welcome to come along to join in or explore Ubud on their own.
To inspire and teach a ten year old Australian boy who, as yet has had no formal education or structured learning environment other than home school tutors. There is no curriculum.
Although academic areas such as reading, writing and math are important, as equally important is the need to support Huey in his creative endeavours (painting, model making etc), his desite to reseacrh various topics, and his need to discover his environment further.
The ability to be adaptable to sudden changes in a days program rather than rigidly adhere to a schedule of activities is an advantage.
Patience, flexibility and humour are required. Tutoring will begin at 10 am and finish at 3pm.
Three times a week for 1 hour in the afternoons the volunteer will be required to teach English to the local villagers and on Saturday morning, help out with activities at Kemetug School.
Volunteers will have their own bungalow with private bathroom facilities and all restaurant quality meals will be provided. Bungalow cleaned every day and even your bed made. Clothes washed, what more could you wish for ?
This is the most stunning part of Bali, as yet untouched by heavy handed tourism. Bali like it used to be !
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Ask Previous tutors about their experience :
2013 volunteers, school teachers Christine Hanna & Michelle Leroux from Canada, have offered on going support to future tutors. Feel free to contact them for more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other past tutors:
2011 Liza Hogg ; email@example.com
2011 Samantha Isaacs ; firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Ric Hennessy; email@example.com
2012 Turi Grierson ; firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Jeanne Clynes : email@example.com