Come to learn and practice bio construction at Rhiannon. We are currently looking for volunteers for our building projects. This is our main focus at the moment, alongside this we continue with our small gardens.
What work can volunteers help us do?
- Help with our new super adobe multi purpose hall and earthbag house
- Organic farming, animal care and tree care.
- General construction and repair work.
We are especially looking for people who are skilled in the following:
- Organic gardens and Permaculture
- Electrical installations
We are also open to any positive ideas you may have to help us live more sustainably!
We are an LGTBI friendly community and welcome diversity. Volunteer with us, minimum stay of 15 days. We request a financial contribution of between $35 and $85 for your stay of 15 days up to one month (depending on your financial situation) to help towards expenses. We ask new volunteers to arrive on 1st or 15th of the month. Stays of longer than 1 month are encouraged (but cannot be guaranteed). At the end of the first month we can discuss and agree on an individual basis, and a further $35 to $85 is requested per month if you stay for a second or third month. Different arrangements for very long stay volunteers can be discussed after at least 3 months of living at the community. If you are coming to Rhiannon and would like to bring something with you to share, we have a few things we currently need like:
- Organic seeds
- Mugs, kitchen utensils
- Blankets, sheets, pillows
- Olive oil
- Black tea
- Board games
- Reference books on Yoga, Permaculture, etc.
Community life and activities We cook and eat all meals together and meet once per week as a community to talk. Yoga is offered for free throughout the week for those who want to take part, and occasional meditation or workshops in the afternoons. We hold sweat lodge ceremonies on the full or new moon and often host shamanic ceremonies. We enjoy singing Taize chants and Hindu chants. We have various instruments including guitars and drums,and a pool table, and other games.
Work Everyone works for 5 hours per day on projects or maintenance plus helps cook one meal which takes about another 2 hours.
Days off/ Free Days After 5 days of work you have 2 consecutive days off and can either stay at the farm and relax or go traveling. Please note there is no possibility to change free days in the first month of stay and your free days may not fall on a weekend.
Accommodation We have a converted truck, a yurt, 3 tipis and an earthbag house. If you have your own tent you are also welcome to camp, this is often a nice option for couples who want some private space. There is no internet access at the commune, so volunteers can go to the town to find an internet cafe. We provide blankets, sheets and mattresses. We have composting toilets and solar showers, and we have solar powered electricity. Smoking is permitted in limited areas.