Friends of Freyr is an inclusive program for Special Needs and Different Abilities, aimed to provide special needs families and individuals an opportunity to have a social and cultural experience of local life in Bali and to visit and participate in activities and meet family respite needs. Our aim is to develop social inclusion and meaningful participation in worthwhile ventures that enrich our experience of life by being IN COMMUNITY with others. We offer care support for children as well as for adults with special needs who require assistance/support on a part time or full time basis.
Providing support for children/young adults with special needs on a part time or full-time basis, we welcome guests to join our inclusive activity programs. We offer respite/ in house stays hourly, daily, weekly and monthly. We can come and work with you in your home/ with family up to 2 weeks and then accompany and provide support during travel for up to 30 days. We tailor individual programs and work with local care/support workers and nurses. Please get in contact to discuss individual needs and requirements. There may be some price variation for complex needs and nursing care and/or onsite 24 hour medical support.
For International families with special needs kids, or adults with special needs, we welcome you to be our guests and join us for supported/inclusive day-workshops and stays …. giving you and/ or your kid/s with special needs the opportunity to engage in learning skills in natural building and have tactile and sensory experiences with cob, bamboo, cob, eco-bricks and recycled materials. While parents can join in too, they are also quite welcome to take a break, have retreat/ self-care time (see our Carer Packages), go to the beach, get a massage, do yoga, work online…We can assist in supporting parents/carers who need some time out to find some solitude/sanctity for a little while… “Kids” can stay in our dorm room with Freyr and our carers or we can arrange outside accommodation and support at a hotel. Parents can also stay here or close by – or at another location. We have connections with local hotels, resorts and retreats and know of several fabulous spots to unwind from Kintamani to Tabanan and Ahmed.
Our aim is to provide a space for activities where young people and adults with disabilities feel included and to ease the ‘care burden’ for parents of special needs children. Through enabling access to inclusive activities and helping build our space, volunteers and guests participate in learning and sharing, music and dance, play-therapies, food-making, and sharing time building together and crafting. Our aim is to create a collaborative model which enables people with special needs to be part of a sustainable long-term community village co-operative in partnership with a local partner non-profit organisation, other families and organisations.
Everyone is welcome to join our activities at the bamboo house with building and making crafts from bamboo, recycling and up-cycling… I like to share with others my own vision for living in Revivement Community with my daughter and would like to discuss and create the potential for such villages to exist in Bali, Lombok, Australia and other countries also. And, I look forward to evolving this idea with others and co-creating events which will enable groups of families to have supported time out and create a wider discussion and platform to make it a tangible reality.
I have a separate website evolving a Vision for inclusive collaborative care and community formation at www.friendsoffreyr.com
If you would like more information about this Revivement Village Project – click on the “more info” link below or send an email request – subject: More Info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation, Inclusive Program and Meals
Please note, we have distinguished the price of disability assistance and support from the accommodation, meals and activity program below. Currently we are offering a discount for immediate/upfront payment for care services which may be booked flexibly below (I.E. you may adjust your booking with appropriate notice – see our terms and conditions*). Please send a booking request – subject: Booking Request to Friendsoffreyr@gmail.com
Disability Support rates
Rates include all physical support and activity co-ordination and staffing in AUD for non-generalised Personal Support
Special discount for Early Bird payment (24 hour care rate) –
- AUD $520 – 3 days/2 nights
- AUD $1140 – weekly (7 days)
- AUD $5232 – one month (up to 30 days)
*Bookings may be altered/rescheduled up until 7 days prior to scheduled arrival date (except in the case of a natural disaster – in which case a full reschedule will be available – even if the booking has commenced).
We have a kids dorm with 4 bunk beds. NB. The dorm is not yet wheelchair-accessible but we hope to have accessibility to the first floor of our bamboo house completed by March 2021 where we have a partitioned wheel-chair suitable bed/ sleeping area (double bed) for guests.
Freyr’s Bamboo Home – Denpasar, Bali.
Scheduled activities include bamboo-building and craft, cob (earth and straw) building, eco-brick (repurposed plastic), cooking natural food and pizza-making. Our day programs and overnight camps are run at Freyr’s Bamboo Home in Denpasar, 15min from Seminyak Beach.
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Care Assistance Enquiries
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Part of the evolution of this project is to co-found or create a post-school aspect to this program – which is where the inclusive village and collaboration with other families and co-operative venture comes into play – where also there will be more opportunity to learn bamboo construction and natural building (a big draw-card for our volunteers) and offer workshops for the public as well as Outreach Tours for those interested in learning and helping develop the sustainability aspect and research topics of this project. We also hope to offer skill exchange and exchange programs internationally to enable local staff to receive training overseas and also to enable kind caring and compassionate people working abroad to experience the family and cultural life of Bali.