About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workDuring the introduction week you will be participating in various activities. You will get acquainted with the Balinese culture, study the Balinese language and explore northern part of Bali-Lovina and its beautiful surrounding areas. You will experience a beach-break in a exotic island. You will also challenge your cooking side in the traditional Balinese cooking class. Finally, you will make a traditional flower offering and offer your creation at one of the impressive Balinese Buddhist temples: Brahma Vihara Temple. In this temple you will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hindu-Buddhism style and pray for good luck!
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation You will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Tukadmunga. Located on the street leading to the beach 5 minute by walk. Village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life roosters crowing and all! For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost per week. Please contact us in advance to check for the possibility for that program period. Food Arrangements Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc.
About the project locationLovina is a relatively new name coined in the 1950s by the late king of Buleleng (Buleleng Regency) Anak Agung Panji Tisna, with a good eye for future tourism-based development. It started with small lodge built on his own land and named Lovina. After going through struggle of ups and downs, finally the community accepted the presence of Lovina. Nowadays the name Lovina is used for the stretch of seven traditional villages, which all slightly merge into one over ten kilometers off the main road which hugs the north coast to the west of Singaraja: Temukus, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Banyualit and Kaliasem. Kalibukbuk is the main hub of this area and is often thought of "Lovina town centre".
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme