Please allow me to introduce myself - I am a 7 time burner currently located in Florida. I am a director of an investment company which owns one of the most beautiful private islands in the world in Fiji (10 hour flight from LA). This is one of the last untouched places on the planet. The island has white sand beaches and a 5,000 acre lagoon filled with florescent giant clams which are practically extinct, amazing coral reefs, white tipped reef sharks (which are harmless), sea turtles... The entire lagoon is bio luminescent. It is truly an amazing place.
They started construction on the island 10 years ago - and stopped construction about 2 years ago. I am interested in assembling a burning man construction crew who can complete some of the houses which are about 75% done.
Take a look at where we are in the construction phase:
The deal would be we would pay for your flights to Fiji and the island, there would be a cook on the island making all the meals and on top of that you would receive a stipend for your stay on the island. We are thinking of it being approximately a 4-6 week stints but are open to a little shorter or longer stays. We are open to having people bring partners to the island.
Your job would be to help finish one house during that time frame. You will also have a team of local Fijians to help you - these will be the local carpenters, plumbers, electricians... as well as some helpers. Therefore we are looking preferably for licensed electricians, general contractors, plumbers, AC/Mechanical installers... We are also looking for one person especially qualified who will manage the process who will receive a higher stipend who preferably is a licensed general contractor. We are also looking for people who can install the solar panels or the solar shingles or who can build a wind turbine on the side of the mountain facing the Trade winds.
The island already has working toilets, showers and an electric grid connected to a generator. Most of the materials are already on the island but we would also ship a container from Suva so by the time you arrive or a day or two after you arrive all the materials you need will be there.
There are a few hundred pigs on the island so hopefully applicants will like fresh bacon although there will be plenty of other food. There are six cabins style accommodations on the island but anyone who wants to bring a tent for a little more privacy is welcome to.
First trip to the island will be scheduled for a few weeks after burning man. If there is enough interest prior to burning man - perhaps we can schedule one for July. Otherwise these trips will run every six weeks from the middle of September.
If this interests you please send me an email to:
with your resume/bio and indicate which skills you are willing to use.
I am hoping that we will assemble a great fun crew and each of these trips will be fantastic. I guarantee that you will remember this experience forever as it is an amazingly magical place.
Looking forward to hearing from people.