Your five day in-country training will take place at our partners Tribewanted. You will have the opportunity to get involved with the everyday running of the community while also completing your pre-placement training. Read on for some more information about the tribe in their own words:
Our mission is to build sustainable communities in amazing places that benefit locals and visiting members; inspiring positive change within and far beyond the village.
In October 2010 the first members of the tribe arrived on Sierra Leone’s John Obey Beach, 20 miles south of the capital, Freetown, and began to build a new community alongside the local fishing village. The first season saw the building of cal-earth dome classic and the honeydome, the sea bright solar tower, beach kitchen, first two VIP Shacks on the lagoon, and permaculture gardens.
As importantly we started to build a partnership and friendship with the fishing community of John Obey. 30 full-time earth-builders, carpenters, cooks, farmers, gardeners, managers and guides led the development. They continue with earth-building and community projects in season two starting October 2011.
Tribewanted Sierra Leone has formed a partnership with the government, landowners and the local John Obey community to create the eco-village over the coming years to support sustainable development in the area.
For the visiting tribe members it has already been a unique opportunity to experience a peaceful, beautiful and vibrant country building a new beginning a decade after being ravaged by civil war.
‘Best beach in the world?’ Read Tom Volpe’s Tribewanted experience