CRAFT FOR COMMUNITY WAS BORN

A journey that continues:

 Volunteer and Travel Nicaragua 

A DREAM

Craft for Community was dreamed up by Jared Acker and Jennifer Cooper over coffee in a small cafe in Wicker Park, Chicago on a typically gray day in 2006. They bought an overgrown lot with no power, water or sewage.

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THE BONES

On a trip through Central America in 2013, their first to El Tránsito, Jared and Jennifer were caught in a rainstorm and took refuge in a handmade shelter and ended up talking with a group of fishermen for a while.

ELEVATION

Craft for Community was intentionally built over 60 feet above sea level for the views and also to account for rising sea levels.

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THE LODGE

The complete 3,200 square foot beach lodge took over two years to build and now welcomes guests from around the world.