Wood working at Awan Damai

Here is our wood working shed at Awam Damai, the Earthship inspired build. Diana form Mauritius and Sophie from the Netherlands have put up their tent and are now giving the first varnish to the already cut wood, to be used in the building. In the background are our three carpenters, Ignacio form Chile and two local helpers, polishing away on the wood. Lebong our local architect is admiring the whole procedure

Incredibly inventive local Balinese team

Here you see how incredibly inventive our local Balinese team  is. The tires for the Earthship inspired building have to be unloaded by the large trucks on top of the hill and then loaded on motorbikes to be ferried down via a small path to the building site. Placing a stick across the back of the seat of the bike, tying them with string, he actually manages to take 8 huge tires with him on one bike and take them downhill .

What an art it is! The tires for the Earthship inspired building have to be unloaded by the large trucks on top of the hill and then loaded on motorbikes to be ferried down via a small path to the building site. Placing a stick across the back of the seat of the bike, tying them with string, he actually manages to take 8 huge tires with him on one bike and take them downhill . What an art!

Wonderful guests at Jiwa Damai

A wonderful introduction to Experiencing the Heart through Permaculture at Jiwa Damai to a group of teachers from an international school in Bali. They were excited, engaged and involved into much hands on learning. An initial step was a Heart Mediation, and then to introduce various fruit and plants at Jiwa Damai while walking through the Mandala and Butterfly garden to taste, touch and feel. In between theoretical learning about the inherent ethical values of experiencing the Heart Through Permaculture, about people care, earth care and sharing surplus. Hands on with making compost and preparing the earth to receive the plantings was participated in with great enthusiasm.

Introduction to "Finding your Heart through permaculture"

A wonderful weekend, an introduction to "Finding your Heart through permaculture " for the teachers at the international school in Seminyak took place at Jiwa Damai.

They were introduced to the Heart meditation and then to the principals of permaculture in a presentation.

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A She-Soul Story

A She-Soul Story

It was in those olden first days of earth, when dragon -beings were real, and had not yet turned into faint memories stored in the deep recesses of people’s hearts. Today they come alive only as paper dragons, depicted on drawings and patterns of silk fabrics.

Ohhhh… such an incredible beautiful being – the dragon. It could sleep floating in the skies, carried by the love of earth and its beings. The open loving hearts of the planet’s inhabitants created a gentle crystal clear sound field that the dragon could ride on. In order to ride a dragon, one needed a wide open heart and be able to emanate the love sound frequency on which the dragon was carried and could fly. It then could choose an earth being to be its companion.

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Volunteers at Jiwa Damai

A wonderful volunteer group with incredible supportive skills. Evan from Australia, giving much love and knowledge to our garden, Iseult from France, supporting with her graphic skills improvement on the website, Lulu from Brazil, introduces many wonderful recipes how to prepare cassava from her Brazilian cooking heritage. Our Chilean fairy, filming and producing four wonderful videos, last not least Boris from Bulgaria, working though our website and company structure. A great group.

If you would like to join us as a volunteer, find out more

Awan Damai Earthship building work in progress

May we introduce our glass bottle bricks? The bottles are cut in half and the two bottom half taped together. A beautiful way to later create a great glass wall in various colors to let the light come in. They will reflect the sunlight beautifully. At this stage we are cutting about 500 bottles and maybe more.

If you would like to join us as a volunteer, let us know at jiwadamaibali@gmail.com

Motorcycle gang at Jiwa Damai

What a surprise! On Indonesian National Independence Day, Margret found this motorcycle gang parked in the Jiwa Damai parking lot:  a huge number of heavy motorcycles with the accompanying drivers as well. Rasio Bali group which is connected all over the island.

Wondering why they were parked here, we tried to find out their purpose as well. After much back and forth talk, they were willing to offer support if needed for our educational and social foundation, Lagu Damai. They stressed that they support good causes and if we let them know they will support ours and we can also support theirs.

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Kevin, our Project manager from Australia with Mattheo a young and enthusiastic architect from New Jersey, USA. Both are standing at Awan Damai in front of our makeshift kitchen. This is their 3rd day in the mountains and they feel that they are adjusting well. Since it is winter right now in the southern hemisphere, the nights are quite cool, even cold.

At this time until we have more volunteers arriving by next month, they are doing their own  cooking. Later on, one of our kitchen fairies from Jiwa Damai permaculture garden and retreat center will take care of their nourishment. Of course vegetarian and organic cooking.

If you would like to join them and the Earthship inspired build, read more details here!