We are a small family (me Masay 26, my wife Lena 26 and our son Balthasar 2 years old) who recently build a house in the heart of Ethiopia, in the small green village named Wondo Genet (meaning "green paradise").
A real paradise indeed with HOT springs all around the mountains where one can shower in alomst boiling water shooting out from cracs in the mountains while enjoying a super sweet sugarcane ore perhaps a ripe mango.
And ALOT more...
I (Masay) am adopted from Ethiopia when i was two years old and grew up in Sweden in a small city named Örnsköldsvik, my wife Lena is from Germany from the old capital named Bonn.
We met in Ehtiopia in 2012, i was ther in search of my roots and a wish to maybe live there. Lena was there as a Doula (birth assistent) helping women when giving birth.
We spent some time together there and we visited Wondo Genet for the first time.
A year and a half later in Sweden we got married and soon our son Balthasar was born.
We went back to Wondo Genet in October 2014 and bought a nice pieace of land aprx 1000 squaremeters and started building the house.the land:
under our own coffee-tree:
After 6 month of building the house was done.
The house is a round shaped mud house with grass roof, typical ethiopian style, though a bit bigger than the avarage huts!
Here a few pictures of the building process:
first step: putting up the middle pole
wooden frame of the house:
foundation, stone work and roof:
preparing the mud for the walls of the house:
alot of painting:
Now we are planting fruits, trees and vegetables that will hopefullt provide for us! Masay already harvested alot of salats, tomatoes, brocollis, redishes,carrots,moringa and herbs!
And we already harvested our own coffee!
We now have a dream of building a guesthouse on our land !
We want people to visit and experience ethiopian countryside and reconnect with a very simple and natural way of living.
Thats where we need your kind support !!!
The guesthouse would be smaller, with two seperate rooms that could fit one double bed per room so two adults and a smaller child could share it.
This house would also be round in shape and made from mud with a grass roof.
The materials we need for building are:
- Stones and Cement for foundation
- Wood for the total framework plus floor
- Roofplates for roof isolation
- Grass for Roof and MudMix(Walls)
- Frames for doors and windows
- Glass for doors and windows
-Materials for a shower and compost toilet
ALL of the materials will be local and deliverd by Donkeycarrige, Workes will also be local people.
Your Donations will not only be used to buy materials and to help us build our guesthouse but they will be of signigicant support to our workers and family who are our direct neighbours!
This is our neighbour Eyob and his daughter Aster. Eyob is working for us as a guard and helps in the garden.
These are the children that live close by, fetching drinking water for their families from the pipe we pulled into our land.
If we can make a living with the guesthouse,we hope to start some projects in the future that could help the village in a suitable way!!
We want to start building the questhouse in early spring 2016 so it will be finnished untill the rainyseason in summer.
Please support us!
Any amount is of great significance!
We will keep you updated here so you can follow the progress!!!
If you want to connect with us more, you can do so via facebook:
You can also purchase products from ethiopia that we are selling here:
Please share our projects and help us reach more people!
Lots of love!
Masay , Lena, Balthasar Adamu
- camilla christou
- Haylie Panteli
- benji + simbah Super Dread
- Charline von Fragstein
- Heidi Aho
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