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New Rainforest Homestay Project in Borneo

Land: Malaysia

Workaway Host rating
3
Zuletzt online
20.08.2014

Beschreibung

A new homestay project set amongst 300 hectares of stunning Borneo (Sarawak) rainforest. Your hosts David and Jackie are setting up this unique wildlife conservation concept and aim to be open early 2015 but need lots of help right now.

The family home is already built and sits on top of a hill with lovely views of the forest and hills in the distance - at 650 m or nearly 2000 ft in altitude the heat and cooling winds make it a perfect temperature for the tropics.

David has a multinational background and worked overseas all his life, and his wife Jackie is originally from the local village but grew up in Kuala Lumpur.

You will be made to feel most welcome not just by the owners but also three dogs, two cats and a Sambar deer.

Wake up to the sounds of the nearby gibbons and hornbills, cool off in the nearby rivers, this is a remote but memorable and authentic opportunity to assist in a fulfilling way.

Leki-Lu is 2 hours from the town of Lawas in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Lawas is easily reached by bus, boat and plane - see additional info below.

We do not yet have internet but do have and sattelite phone for emergencies only.

Region

Sarawak, Borneo

Arten von Arbeit

Betreuung von Tieren,
Hausarbeiten,
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten,
handwerkliche Arbeiten,
kochen/einkaufen,
Bauarbeiten,
Gartenarbeit

Arbeit

Work will include and not be limited to building, digging, cementing, landscaping, trail cutting and trail maintenance, cooking, housework, helping with guests and feeding the pets! Occasionally we may need you to house sit for a day or two while we go out of town for supplies.

A new longhouse and deck is being built, the road leading into the property needs continual maintenance and there is numerous other projects including building a fish pond, vegetable gardens, pergola, generator house, canteen and landscaping.

Ideally, workaways should have some previous of experience of labour intensive jobs and construction. You will need to provide your own clothing and footwear suitable for doing manual work and exploring the jungle.

gesprochene Sprachen

English, Malay

Unterkunft

Self contained accommodation a short distance from the house in the workshop/utility building. This comprises two bedrooms a deck and bathroom (cold water and oriental WC). Work is still underway but near completion. The food provided is more than adequate but limited to what is available locally so you will need to provide your own luxury items, alcohol etc.

Was noch ...

Most Workawayers travel to Lawas by bus from Kota Kinabalu or Miri/Brunei which arrive mid day. Alternatively you can fly to Lawas from Miri or take a speed boat from Brunei or Labuan Island. We usually visit Lawas on Mondays so please plan to arrive on that day. If you choose another day to arrive or depart you will have to make your own way by local transport to/from our access road and walk the remaining two kilometres to the house. Give us as much notice as possible of your arrival.

Arbeitszeiten

5

Weitere Bilder

My Photo Album

A small insight into what to expect

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View from the balcony of house on a clear morning
View from the balcony of house on a clear morning
The sungai Panagar on our western boundry, good to cool off in.
The sungai Panagar on our western boundry, good to cool off in.
Heading off to town on a supply run
Heading off to town on a supply run
Views from main road up from Lawas town
Views from main road up from Lawas town
You may feel like a prince if you fly into Lawas and have the plane all to yourself!
You may feel like a prince if you fly into Lawas and have the plane all to yourself!
Final approach to Lawas STOLport.
Final approach to Lawas STOLport.
Misty forest morning.
Misty forest morning.
Bad hair day!
Bad hair day!
Jackie at Lawas jetty.
Jackie at Lawas jetty.
The sungai Brayong is our southern boundary.
The sungai Brayong is our southern boundary.
Rain storm seen from the deck.
Rain storm seen from the deck.
Crossing the Pa Lekilu.
Crossing the Pa Lekilu.
Sis at work building the workaway accommodation.
Sis at work building the workaway accommodation.
Katryna and Tomas with us and Megan on the deck.
Katryna and Tomas with us and Megan on the deck.
Sunset from the deck.
Sunset from the deck.
Always check your shoes!
Always check your shoes!
A monkey spider- you will be lucky to see such a beauty.
A monkey spider- you will be lucky to see such a beauty.
Cooling off during a jungle walk.
Cooling off during a jungle walk.
Max.
Max.
Our jungle retreat.
Our jungle retreat.
Megan the Sambar deer orphan in her temp home on our deck.
Megan the Sambar deer orphan in her temp home on our deck.
Host ref number: 199356517413

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