We welcome locals and international work exchange visitors
We offer two work exchange opportunities:
Jamaican Youth Training Program
We host projects that aim to provide knowledge and expose Jamaican youth to all aspects of alternative building technology. Our work exchange programs focus on natural building, permaculture design, water retention landscape design, aircrete technology, and more. Youth volunteers will also be exposed to capacity-building skills like cooperative social interaction and project design and management. Priority is given to Jamaican youth who have demonstrated academic excellence or community service.
International Work Exchange
International volunteers are invited to participate all year around according to our building schedule. These opportunities are open to a limited number of international work-traders per year and require a minimum 10-day commitment.
We offer FREE DPS LifeTime membership along with free sustainable building experience to international work exchange visitors who are willing to house and feed themselves locally during their stay. We are happy to help you arrange local lodging that averages approximately $50 USD per day. This can be an affordable and unique way to get this kind of training.
Work exchange tasks may include:
Assisting with permaculture projects
Making supply runs to town
Brush clearing and trail maintenance
Assisting with construction projects
Tending to landscapes and gardens
Making community/recycling runs
Construction of paths and structures
AirCrete block manufacturing
Practical design, building basics, and more
We are currently giving preference to those who are actively exploring LifeTime membership and/or training who can accommodate themselves locally.
For those who join our building workshops we offer the opportunity to take part in psilocybin microdosing and limited sacred medicine exploration at no cost.
One meal will be provided onsite at the conclusion of each workday and as our building project develops we'll be offering our onsite eco-lodging to work exchange participants.
If you have any particular skills or talents that may be useful to our projects, we'd love to chat with you!
Join us in building our Sacred Medicine Center!
Are you interested in a work exchange opportunity? We're offering the chance to participate in the building of our sacred medicine center in Jamaica. Work exchange visitors will learn about natural building techniques and off-grid sustainability as we build our dedicated sacred medicine spaces, eco-lodging, workshop facilities, community recreational areas, and more.