Sint Maarten Projects
Sint Maarten (Dutch pronunciation: [sɪnt ˈmaːrtə(n)]) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. With a population of 41,486 as of January 2019 on an area of 34 km2 (13 sq mi), it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Sint Maarten’s capital is Philipsburg. Collectively, Sint Maarten and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.
With the intention to empower locals to become more self-sufficient Marlin Yard Foundation is responsible for creating several initiatives in Sint Maarten Dutch West Indies. Marlin Yard’s mission is to stimulate and contribute to self-reliance and to strengthen human resilience in affected areas. Our focus is on the Hurricane Belt in the Caribbean region, with special focus on people who are most vulnerable, people who have little or no access to healthy food, who would not survive or survive poorly without help, or whose living situation would be miserable and without health assistance would be endangered due to natural disasters. Marlin Yard’s mission has only been accomplished by helping to build and teach people to build ecologically responsible homes that are hurricane, earthquake and fire resistant, to set up efficient and effective agricultural activities, to promote sustainable entrepreneurship so that profit-sharing opportunities (crowd profits sharing) are created among communities.
Check out our Portfolio and Good Causes for which we seek volunteers and or Donations for.
Become a Volunteer
Have you ever done something for a good cause without asking anything back? Have you felt the need to share with and or give back to your community? Got some time on your hands but don’t know what to do with it? Are you open to live, learn and share experiences with like minded people?
Marlin Yard Volunteers Program offers an exciting and unique working experience that could benefit ones views on life and or career. It’s an occasion with the possibility to meet, live and work with both Caribbean locals as well as with other volunteers from countries and cultures from far and near. Our Volunteer Centre seek volunteers for beneath projects. Read more about our Volunteer Program here.
Here you can find the projects Marlin Yard has initiated on this beautiful gem of an island to which we welcome you to participate, contribute to and or enjoy.
- Reinstatement of an old plantation
- Allotments – Community Gardens
- Community Supported Agriculture
- Agri- Education Program (publication soon)
Eco Housing at Green Communities
Eco Living your newest Habit(at) @ Green Communities also known as Tiny House Communities
Hurricane and Earthquake and Fire Resistant Housing – Eco Homes
Stichting Marlin Yards “Green Community” is a residential concept focused on the Dutch Caribbean islands. It stands for small-scale neighbourhoods in which diversity is encouraged. Families, singles, couples, people of age, with a disability or need for care are united in a casual way and look out for each other. A communal area and associated facilities – such as gardens, a food park, a community space that connect the residents with each other and their environment.
Our Carib Housing projects
Merriment Green in Sint Maarten and Hofi Diamant in Aruba are currently Green Community projects. These projects are not just a new-build plan with varied sustainable housing supply. It is a neighbourhood that conceals the self-sufficient living concept. Curious? Take a look at the housing options listed at our subsidiary Carib Housing by clicking here.
Looking to the future
Carib Housing and HoomStreet in collaboration with Stiching Marlin Yard developed two projects based on the Green Community concept. In order to be able to realize this concept throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the coming years, Stichting Marlin Yard seek partnership with other organisations to join forces. Together we respond to the housing demand of diversity. This creates an eco-neighbourhood or hamlet with an open structure where residents are encouraged to be active outside, to garden and, if desired, to be there for each other. Loneliness is prevented and the elderly can live at home longer.
Shipping containers are recycled and modified into Eco Homes (Tiny Houses and Tiny Villas) that are self-sufficient. Each Eco Home will be hooked up to a Waste-Water Management system, Waste-Management system and furnished with Solar panels and Solar boilers providing own renewable energies which is shared among each home. These Eco Homes will be able to operate off grid when necessary.
Read more about the Eco Neighbourhood project, how you can assist and or participate by clicking HERE.
Donate and help us realize these Eco Projects in Sint Maarten. And or become a volunteer and come on down and help us out the way you can. Click here for more info about our Volunteer Program.