The Joglo preschool is situated behind the home and guesthouse. It is a traditional building with a traditional joglo roof, red brick and mortar walls, and a spacious, white ceramic-tiled, open interior that is supported by four sturdy wooden pillars.
The joglo roof is the most complex of all Javanese roof types. and it consists of columns that become higher as they converge at the center of the roof. The four innermost main columns are the tallest, while the outer columns are the lowest. Post, beam and lintel construction with flexible nailless joints was used for the main structural supports.
The innemost columns support a roof that is the steepest of all types of Javanese roofs. The roof almost forms a pyramid, except that it comes to two points rather than a single point. (Joglo information adapted from Wikipedia)
We have two bedrooms available for either 2 persons or 3-4 persons.
Transforming power exists in the direct relationships among people and with the earth.
Come and experience these amazing transformations yourself!
Volunteer in the school house, participate in an AVP workshop or work on your volunteer project
Lunch and chores
Free time or AVP workshop
Chores, dinner, and get together
Guests come to participate in the activities of Peace Place to:
Visit with Nanik and Petrus, who have a significant commitment to peace in the region.
Visit Christian and Islamic neighbors, schools, and study centers.
Participate in and/or help facilitate Alternatives to Violence Project workshops. These are interactive peace building workshops that are run by Nanik and Petrus.
Conduct activities at the on-site preschool, after-school, or parenting programs.
Teach English as a second language.
Specialized activities related to farming, the household use of bio-fuel, art, religion, and village life can be arranged.
A typical daily schedule:
7:00 am -12:00 pm: ,
1:00 - 5:00 pm:
5:00 - 7:00 pm:
7:30 - your bed time:
Peace Place is a cultural exchange and an educational program. Tradtional Javanese food is served containing rice, vegetables and one or more proteins (variations of chicken, fish, tempe, eggs, or tofu) at every meal. A clean and safe environment is offered. If you have specific dietary needs including lots of fruit, specialty drinks, a vegetarian diet, a gluten-free diet, or meat at every meal, please contact Nanik and Petrus ahead of time.
Everyone is expected to contribute to daily houshold taks such as cooking, cleaning, washing, sweeping, general chores, and teaching. Assigned tasks will be made clear shortly after you arrive.
On average in a one week stay you will be offered one recreational trip in the Pati area. Choose which ofthe activities interest you ost of our special activities list and ask for addtional operation information.
Three bicycles are available for use for free (with helmets). One motorcycle and two helmets are available for use for free (excluding petrol). You must have an international drivers license (more info here). Someone can be available to drive you around in a car for $26/day, motorcycle $5/day (includes gas). The two parenthetical elements contradict each other
Per person/per night: U.S. $16 (Includes room and board: $8, program fee: $4, gas: $4)
Per person/per week: $75
Children under 16: $5/a day, $30/a week
If you are a student or someone who wants to take on a special project to defray some of the cost of your stay please contact us.
FUNDRAISING: To further support this important work you can help us fundraise as well as spread out your traveller’s carbon footprint by sharing your stories digitally and by offering talks and events at home before and/or after your trip.
The suggested donations (I don't think that there are any suggested donations anymore) are guidelines and not requirements for participation. We prefer you raise the funds for your trip rather than pay them all yourself, which means volunteering your time before you leave and think about what the trip means to you, sharing what your trip means with others, and encouraging others to contribute to this work. You may let groups know about your trip before you go, and then share your insights, learning, and experience with others when you return home. Suggestions for post-trip sharing including showing our film, Silaturahmi: The Power of Visiting, arranging a Skype interview with someone involved in the work, and in general sharing your own commitment to this work.
So that you can avoid carrying a large amounts of cash (100 U.S. dollars = over a million Indonesian rupiah) and frequent trips to the ATM, we ask you pay for your stay using Paypal. Find our payment details here.
We are happy to welcome you at Peace Place!
Physically, Peace Place Pati is located about a 7 minute drive from downtown Pati in the quiet village-like neighborhood of Muktiharjo. Petrus and Nanik’s home and the guesthouse are integrated into an open-concept home, with the two guest rooms located on the second floor, and Petrus and Nanik’s family space (you are welcome in the living room and kitchen) is located downstairs.
The home and guest house is a large, (by Indonesian standards) handsome, brick and mortar home with red roof tiles. The kitchen and downstairs bedrooms are finished with the cool, smooth, white ceramic tiles that are found in most Indonesian homes. Chickens roam the property and the neighborhood freely, and all table scraps go to feed the chickens.
People in the the Peace Place neighborhood are a mix of both Muslim and Christian. They are open and friendly, and walks in the neighborhood and learning a little Indonesian will be rewarded with offers to sit on front porches for tea and biscuits.
The land next to the guesthouse is planted with banana, sugar cane, and cassava.