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  • CoffeeSnobs FairCrack - Tanzania Farmstay

    March 2012 goes down in FairCrack history as one of the biggest projects that we have ever taken on.

    How would you like to 4 days on one of the best coffee estates in Tanzania and get to see the whole process from tree to cup?

    I know I want to!

    Through Bente at Machare Estate and via FairCrack funds we have commisioned local TZ builders to construct 4 double guest houses on the farm.

    The idea is that the FairCrack money will provide the building costs (which is being spent on labor and materials) , Marche have provided somewhere for us to build (no charge) and 20% of all future farmstay accomodation charges will go directly to the villages on Kilmanjaro... forever!

    This provides an ongoing income stream for the villages and an amazing holiday option for coffee people that would love to go to origin and have the resources of multilingual Bente and Ralph to show them the ropes.

    Construction has started, below are (LOTS!) of pictures and Ill add more to the thread as they happen.

    Well done CoffeeSnobs everywhere!
    8-)










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    Foundation and brickwork...









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    • #3
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      Walls are getting higher!









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      • #4
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        Really looking like something now..









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        • #5
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          Starting on the roof...









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          • #6
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            High work permit?










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            • #7
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              At the same time work has begun on the 2nd guest house.










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              • #8
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                Foundations are in...





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                • #9
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                  So that brings us up to date.

                  They guys are working hard and the results look amazing so far.

                  Before everyone asks "where do I book" and "how long should I stay"... Details of the farmstay packages will come in time.

                  Bente is currently thinking that a 4 day stay would be about the right length of time to see everything on the farm and maybe get a trip in to see one of the villages that FairCrack put water or a pulper into.

                  I also expect that CSs will be able to lend a hand at something while there... coffee farm chores would be fun!

                  There are a lot of details to work out and still a fair amount of construction before they are ready but now the thread is up here everyone can enjoy the progress.
                  8-)

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                  • #10
                    Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack - Tanzania Farmstay

                    That is very cool Andy.
                    Well done to all concerned.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by 050217010C1A3C525A5A5A630 link=1333460508/9#9 date=1333463050
                      Well done to all concerned.
                      ...of course thats well done to you too Fatboy.
                      Stand proud CSrs everywhere!


                      That little bit of FairCrack on every order is adding up to some amazing projects on the ground and real long term returns for farmers.

                      Even if occupation is low on the farmstay its still a great project as the building money goes directly into the micro economy on the mountain, future visitors will also eat, drink and get transport as well as the potential of people picking up local made produce and craftwares while there.

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                      • #12
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                        Love your work Andy.

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                        • #13
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                          Here are some more progress pictures...







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                            Building at this time of year is a struggle with the wet. The rain arrived before the roof was finished so they will wait till it dries before finishing it off.

                            Making some great progress though!





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                            • #15
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                              Oh man, I love this!

                              I want to go.

                              I want to support this some more.

                              Its time to log onto the Bean Bay and buy some FairCrack contributions direct!

                              Greg

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