HopHost since 29 April 2016
Sobo Bade, it is first a lifetime work. The life of Gerard Chenet, an haitian man arrived in Senegal in the 60s and who, in parallel of his official occupations with the cultural authorities, pursued his dream, his vision, little by little. Since, his wife Sylvaine and any others, resident artists, cultural development manager, and many others, are feeding collectively this work that will always be evolving, experimenting, progressing.
This tourist and cultural place is like no other. It is singular in its construction, in its cultural activities, in the diversity of its visitors, in the activites suggested, in the experimentations for a better living (constructions with natural materials, energies, water management, artistic development…). A UFO, but well on earth (see the article of Justine and Mahery during their HopTour West Africa).
#Relax #Rest #Culture #Experience
The first contact (visual) with the place will automaticly suprise anyone who comes here. The second look, if the visitor goes to the beach and the sea, will be enchanting. The next discoveries, will feed body and spirit throughout encounters and potential performances and art axhibitions (paintings, sculptures, batik, danses, musique, ironworks…).
On the menu of the day, typical senegalese dishes, or european, homemade cocktails, swimming pool, exhibitions and shows, walks on the beach, and if you get lucky enough to talk with Gerard, take enough time…
We necessarily leave Sodo Bade bigger, richer (in a good way). A unique, authentique and responsible travel experience, life experience.
Welcome to Sobo Bade !
|Bassin de baignade naturel||-||Construction et Aménagement, Gestion de l'eau|
|Solar panels||solar energy||Energy|
|Local food supply chain||alimentation, circuits courts, food, fooding, local, local product, market, repas||Agriculture and catering, Local Development|
|Creation of an educative center or a school||centre éducatif, école, educative center, school||Heritage and Biodiversity, Local Development, Social Responsibility|
|Eco-workshops for children||ateliers, workshops||Local Development|
|Phytopurification||grey water, purification, salle de bain, water||Water Management|
|Walls in terracotta||EARTH, insulation, terracotta, wall||Construction and Lay out|