CRAFT FOR COMMUNITY WAS BORN
A journey that continues:
Volunteer and Travel Nicaragua
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.
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.
Craft for Community was intentionally built over 60 feet above sea level for the views and also to account for rising sea levels.
The complete 3,200 square foot beach lodge took over two years to build and now welcomes guests from around the world.