Tourism and social enterprise Tribewanted that started an eco-resort on the Fijian Vorovoro island by online crowd-funding has now chosen a less remote location for its next project at Umbria, Central Italy. In 2011, Tribewanted created its second tourism project at John Obey in Sierra Leone.
Tribewanted has teamed up with an existing local agriturismo business for the new venue. As part of the new project, the rooms of an old 15th century watchtower are being renovated for the guests and the best part of the project is that, apart from a range of activities, the guests can cook or harvest olives as part of their contribution to running the community.
Monestevole was chosen as an ideal location for a sustainable tourism as it meets the company’s ethics of matching local traditions with global tourism operation.
Tribewanted has recently started a Community Interest Company that allows interested members to pay monthly fee of minimum £ 10 to avail discounts on accommodation and also help in the running of Monestevole. The money collected also funds the prevailing Sierre Leone eco-resort and 10 other projects that are planned all over the world.