We are a Permaculture farm in its infancy stages. In 2015, I found Permaculture and started working as Permaculturist. Since then, we have been integrating Permaculture methodology into our farm. In 2017, I am adding farm stay. So we will be similar to a guesthouse and hostel for people who want to practice and learn to farm. You will see construction activities and many things on the farm are not in place.
We produce Organic fruits and berries for our own consumption and the local markets. Our main products now are Mulberries, Gac fruits, and Limes. You will also find Papaya, Bananas, Lemon Grass, and more. Because our farm is still in the formation stage, any volunteers with Permaculture or farming experience would be wonderful. I also welcome those new to farming who would like to come and learn with me.
I have greenhouses, hammocks, a rooftop with a view, dogs, nature, Organic food, Chickens and fresh eggs and more.
I am starting to create value-added products to sell in stores like berry juice, preserves, etc. I also sell my produce wholesale such as Limes, Banana, and Papaya to a middleman.
Like most small farmers, I have a freelance job. So you will not see me do farming 100% of the time. I spend about half my time in Bangkok, either taking produces to the customers or farmer markets, or spend some time with my family. There are 2 live-in staffs who maintain and do all the heavy machinery on the farm. So you will not be left alone nor work alone.
Wed: Returning to farm. and reach the farm about noon
Th, Fri: Farm life
Sat: Leave for Bangkok in the morning
Sun-Tue: Bangkok life
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Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
There are many tasks throughout the farm. It will depend on when you come. I will be happy to send you what is being worked on at the time after you send a message. The help can be from seeding, planting, making new grow beds, making compost using the materials around the farm, compost juice/tea, propagating plants, or making value-added products. Sometimes help feed the Chicken and collect the eggs for our daily breakfast. Occasionally, we go out and sell stuff in the local market when there is a special event in town.
Being a new farm, construction is abundant! For handyman type of work, we may be doing stuff like replacing valves, irrigation hoses or putting in new ones, building fences, or clearing rocks from an area. Anything bigger than that, I will leave it to the contractor.
Daily chores are rotated among all volunteers. All the stuff that your mom tells you to do that you hate. I also like people who love to cook, since we would be able to enjoy varieties of cuisine every day.
I have a spare bedroom in the house which can sleep up to 6 people on 3 bunk beds. Setting up tents is possible in camping areas in the yard and on top of my house which is a scenic viewing roof. Most volunteers opt to set up tents outdoor. Please bring your own tent and sleeping gears if you have them.
Volunteers work in exchange for 3 meals and accommodation, but we would like to charge a fee of 100 THB per day per person to cover most utilities such as food, electric, cooking gas, warm shower, 3 meals, bunk beds, and linens washing.
Things that you need to bring
1. Personal toiletry
2. Laundry detergent
3. Warm cloth and foot gear (I have spare boots, but it never fit everyone) I often work in my flip-flop
4. Tents to sleep on the rooftop are nice if you have them, bring them.
While I am at the farm, I often take the volunteers to a nearby attraction once a week. Usually winery, mushroom farm, or temples.
There are many local attractions in the area, including the Khao Yai National Park. They provide hiking, camping, as well as night safari to see many wild native animals. The areas near the park also offered many local private attractions, such as underground water spring (free to the public) for swimming and relaxing, mushroom farm, even an amusement park with a water theme. They are not walking distance, but rides can be arranged. Public bus from town to Khao Yai entrance cost 30 baht then you can get to the camping ground using your thumbs or tell the ranger you need a ride.
Many people like to rent a scooter, which is available in town. Rental fee is 300 Baht for one day and 500 Baht for overnight.
Pak Chong city is also nice and becoming quite comfortable to hang out during day and night. Local coffee shops are very friendly and cheap. Getting there is a 4 KM hitchhiking and a minibus ride, which total about 25 KM. Public bus to town is about 30 baht.
If time allowed, once a week or so, we do take a drive to the night market in town, which is quite enjoyable for the local dishes and drinks.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
On the farm, I can provide you with knowledge of Permaculture and Organic agriculture. You can learn from practical experience. Once I think you are OK with the task, I cut you lose and go back to my normal task of contacting customers, etc ...
Our local staffs are a library of farming knowledge, if you can get pass the language barrier.
I lived in the US for most of my youthful life. Exchanging Thai culture with me is pretty minimal, but my local staff is very friendly. She likes to show you places around her home town.
We may go for some live music in a nearby pub, or night market for a locally cooked meal, if time allows.
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteers stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
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