Workshops are usually half days and take place year-round. They are recommended for short-term visitors who are on holiday and wish to spend some time learning or enriching a particular practice.
Residencies occur within a disciplined program with multiple classes that range from 12 to 42 days, offering the opportunity to immerse oneself in a field of study to gain a real-world knowledge in deep ecology, permaculture and holistic living.
The Who House is set on stilts and nestled amidst the treetops with sunset and mountain views. It is built from reclaimed old boat wood and has an outdoor bathroom, with a roof of hanging loofah plants (which provide sponges for bathing) and a kitchenette, treetop balcony and downstairs “baruga” living space. It has a beehive of sting-less bees in the tree which leave and return home at the same time everyday without many guests noticing.
Villa Cashew lies amidst the shade of cashew nut trees, with mountain and palm tree views. It has a natural bio plunge pool which is cleaned by way of plant life and a private food forest garden, which includes papayas, bananas, mangosteens, oranges, limes, chillis, mint and lemongrass. Guests are free to pick whatever they like from their garden.
The Nest is set up on stilts with mountain and tree top views. It is built in the local “rice barn” style with a palm and thatch roof. It has an outdoor bathroom with a shower surrounded by purple hanging vines, as well as a kitchen and “baruga” local style living platform nestled amidst the trees, from where many birds can be seen. The Nest has its own vegetable garden and also holds the nursery for all our seedlings
Villa Bamboo lies among the shade of bamboo trees with mountain and palm tree views. It has a natural bio “plunge” pool which is cleaned by way of plant life and a private food forest garden, which includes papayas, bananas, mangosteens, oranges, limes, chilis, mint and lemongrass. Guests are free to pick whatever they like from their garden.
Based on an earth berming concept, our Hopi House Dormitory is set into the mountains and topped with a garden roof, which combine to keep the rooms cool. Three separate rooms with two bunks each provide a cosy sleep for four people per room and twelve for the whole dwelling.
Mawun mud village has a very strong community spirit and as some of the first foreigners in the area we have tried our best to foster a harmonious relationship with the local community. The retreat was constructed by the local villagers and an attempt to find common ground between local skills and resources, permaculture concepts and modern, high end design.