The Penida Project
Updated: Dec 2, 2022
The Penida Project is what we have been calling our project for a while now, and also the title of a series of blog posts about our adventure.
Thanks to all our friends that gave us words of encouragement over the last few months. We had overwhelming feedback on Helene's blog posts about starting up the dive shop and the set up of everything, so we have decided to share them here too. We hope you enjoy reading about our little adventures to get everything started!
On how we got started and why
PP2 - The pre-building headache
On plans and architects and how we know nothing about building
On the headaches to build this website you are currently navigating
On how before we build anything, we need a road to get there...and on machetes.
On chickens, dogs and more
PP6 - Indonesian negotiation for dummies
On bargaining and drinking coffees
PP7 - The reality of starting a business
On sleep deprivation, more coffees and other fun stuff
On the road (again) and writing contracts in colouring books
On delays again, but getting there
About Sharon and small people problems
PP11- Taking Sharon for a ride
How we got our truck to her new home
PP12- Plan A, plan B, plan C...
On how nothing goes as planned. For everything.
On trying to move a house from Bali to Penida and how that's harder than to move to anywhere else in the world probably....
PP14 - How we survived the first season
On finally going diving!
On turning a pile of rocks into a dive centre
PP16 - Running a business in Indonesia...as a woman
Different coutry, same patriarchy
PP17 - Business in times of coronavirus
And then, a pandemic happened
PP18 - And a pandemic later...
Yes, we survived
We will update the links to newest posts here, come back and check once in a while or go directly here.