Bamboo Tiny House Earthship Internships…
Applications NOW OPEN!
Through assisting us onsite in our tiny house bamboo and recycled material project build in Seminyak/ Denpasar, you will receive a comprehensive orientation to the world of bamboo. From sourcing bamboo, to treatment of bamboo and construction design and techniques, using tools, making measurements and cutting, joining and carving bamboo… You will have the hands-on experience and develop confidence around the basic concepts and techniques of working practically with bamboo, earth and recycled materials.
Bamboo Creative isn’t just about building, we are also looking at systems (specifically for the tropics) that can help reduce waste; lessen the need for power consumption (by simplifying and locafying our lifestyles); design and sustainable resource use and economics (you wouldn’t even dream of having a horrible closed-in stinky room with an air conditioner when you work out the math)… Greywater gardening systems, energy from human waste and reduction of plastic throw-away consumables to approach a zero waste economy and community. We welcome interns who would like to help contribute to our special disability program and who would like to spend time developing aspects of this program with our local school for kids with special needs.
Interns stay at a subsidised rate and contribute part of their time/days and talent (usually 3-4 hours a day) towards the project – either in what we are already doing (while we figure out the details of how they will fit/contribute) or in what has been planned/agreed to. Meals and accommodation are included and prepared by our staff so the rest of your time can be yours to learn working with bamboo here in our workshops, and to utilise our connections and local knowledge to help develop your work. We have connections with local projects, artists, craft/handicraft producers, photographers, IT/Social Media specialists and material sources. We commit two evenings a week to assisting our general interns to work on developing their own bamboo product.
We offer a sliding-scale contribution approach to make this learning accessible to the everyone. Please communicate whatever way you feel you can pay/contribute and also offer your skills and time. Whether you’d like to contribute more physically through Skills/Expertise/Labour or to things like bottle brick expeditions, basic cleaning, cooking/meal preparation, errands… We are committed to finding ways to collaborate which are mutually beneficial for everyone. Our normal rate is $150/week (minimum rate is for 7 days/6 nights) which includes accommodation and meals (work exchange in the morning 9.30 til 12.30pm and bamboo workshop time in the afternoon 2-6pm). You may arrive any day of the week.
We rely on others sharing their knowledge with us; We rely in/on good-will; We are encouraged to have a spirit of gratitude within ourselves; We believe in paying it forward, balancing the feminine and masculine outlooks to gain peace and prosperity. More than anything, we want to nurture people who genuinely care and are prepared to commit the time to learn a skill and work together with other humans in a harmonious way and help to share these skills and knowledge that can make our world TRULY Sustainable… and that means helping 70-80% of the world’s population who live on less than $10/day access what has been termed “The Sustainable Building Material of the Future”.
If you have skills/knowledge to contribute to our project, we would like to hear from you! … get in contact on the form below and let us know how you’d like to contribute!!
We also offer bamboo courses/workshops if you’re interested to come and work with us and learn about building with bamboo and natural/recycled materials in a comprehensive way. Follow the link above for more details.
Enlisting in our Paid Workshops enables us subsidise the costs of others who are less able to contribute financially, but who may have valuable skills, time and abilities to help evolve the bigger picture of our project.
Day Workshop One on One Instruction for developing your skill and/or bamboo product. Available Monday to Friday. Our VIP interns get one-on-one assistance for 4-5 hours to focus on and develop their chosen skill/product. Our morning starts at 9.30 with fresh jamu/coconut/coffee and brief intro and chat about what your aims are (you can have input prior so we can tailor the workshop to your needs). You will have all-day with us one-on-one basically and you will be given instruction and then time to try yourself and continue your individual project. We will be assisting you where necessary…
Indonesian-style lunch with vegan options and time for chatting. We continue into the afternoon finishing at around 3pm. Additional tutoring sessions can be booked in advance at AUD$40/hour with our master-craftsmen.
VIP Day Internship
Day Workshop One on One Instruction for developing your skill and/or bamboo product. Available Monday to Friday - Our VIP interns get one-on-one assistance every day for 4-5 hours to focus on and develop their chosen skill/product.
Bamboo Creative Workshop VIP Internship – 1 week package
All inclusive 7-day Accommodation, Tuition and Tour package: Accommodation in the bamboo house and daily meals are included. Includes 5 hours individual tuition per day - coaching in the design aspects of working with bamboo and construction methods used in our tiny bamboo skyscraper. PLUS HOT SPRING Experience and MASSAGE.