ABOUT US

We started in 2014 as 2 persons, simply gathering together inspired by the same vision of life and by the desire to collaborate making synergies with others to create a better world.We started in 2014 as 2 persons, simply gathering together inspired by the same vision of life and by the desire to collaborate making synergies with others to create a better world. • We act so to be the change that we wish to see all around us and we invite others to join, share and develop their own ideas for personal and sustainable development and then create their own life project. • We dispose of 9 acres of beautiful land, facing the amazing Caribbean Sea, in an unspoiled location, with optimal weather conditions all year round and a big potential for community driven sustainable tourism and the creation and spreading of good vibes.
The team at the beginning was made by John Deer,  Jamaican Rastafarai Architect and Landscaper, and Ramona Bavassano, International Consultant on Human Sustainable Development. Ramona had started her experience in Jamaica volunteering to help small business to thrive in Treasure Beach. The first one has been Welcoming Vibes, which now is one of the coolest guesthouses in the area.
• On 2013 : Launch of the “Welcoming Vibes Guest House and Cultural Center” • Creation of Welcoming Vibes as a guest house and Social and Cultural space in which We made several actions:
Story telling nights: inviting elders of the local community to meet travelers and tell stories about old time Jamaica Guerrilla Gardening: planting seeds in several abandoned areas of the village and cleaning form plastic bags, Styrofoam containers and pieces of those terrible black plastic bags…
Organic gardening: involving guests into planting aromatic herbs and spices in the garden.
Lion Fish awaress nights: the Lion Fish is invading the sea, probably due to climate change, and its poisoning stings are dangerous both for fishermen and snorkelers. This fish eats everything and is contributing to the depauperation of the coral reef.The good news is that the Lion Fish is poisoner only when alive and very good to make fish soup. So, we convinced some fisherman not to throw them back in the sea after they found them in the lobster’s trap and to sell them to us. Then, we prepared delicious Italian style dinner and leverage awareness about solving the problem by eating it…
Female carpentry workshop: we invited local girls from the neighborhood to come and build the furniture for the guest house out of fantastic cedar wood…. And the result was fantastic! Also because some girls that “never thought a woman could build a table” now are setting up small creative workshops…
Sunbeds building on the beach: to invite the girls on the beach with a purpose, we built 2 beautiful sunbeds for the delight of visitors and to foster cultural innovation and new places and ways to stay together…
Traditional Jamaican Breadfruit Party: we picked up and roasted bread fruit in the yard, tasting it with other delicacies…
Festival Tours: we went together in safety and delight to the best festival and events around the Island arranging car and good vibes sharing!
Meditative fishing: we woke up at dawn and went fishing with our local experts from the rocks in Great Bay while contemplating the arrival of the sun and diving into cristal blue waters… preparing for a delicious  fried fish  lunch!
Social Eating: we got together and prepared dinner exchanging recepies from all over the world… unforgettable nights!
“Collective Operas” of Art: we created painting and sculptures, signs and lamps for the guesthouse together with our local friends and international guests joining creativity and amazing ideas!
Home decoration parties: we joined and created Symbolic Christmas decorations with homemade materials, and started beautifying everything around us using interesting materials (seeds, branches, leaves, fruits, shells, minerals, bids and so on) “ International  Creative afternoons”, joining together and playing traditional board games in case of rain…
Realization of the first “artistic Residence” with the internationally known artist Severstet Sakar, which created several pieces of art in the common spaces of the guest house as part of her projects held also in Turkey and New York in “engaging art for the collectivity” Collaboration with the Caijan Art Gallery: The Caijan Art Gallery has been created by Mr. John Deer, a Jamaican Rastafari Architect and Handicraftsman, active for 20 years in building in Treasure Beach a point of interest for the preservation of the History of Jamaica and the building of a collective cultural identity. The partnership between The Caijan Art Gallery and Welcoming Vibes has then given birth to the project of creating a weekend of Open Days with special events to celebrate the 20 years of the activity, and then… to the whole concept of Jamadda!

Our history