Green fingers needed for off the path Eco guesthouse near Kampot , Cambodia

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  • Description

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    We are an eco guesthouse, 4km from Kampot town. The guesthouse house is secluded in rice paddies and mangrove. There are many activities to do in Kampot, it's the perfect place for likeminded nature lovers. Our Khmer staff are a team of 10, and have been here for the majority of the time we have been open. They are mainly from the surrounding local community, and we support each other like family!
    The business has been open for more than 5 years now and we are looking for positive and creative minds to join our eco friendly orientated guesthouse.
    Because we are off the main track and eco-friendly, we do manage everything ourselves, from construction to decoration, refurbishing, as well as our website and so many other things... Our volunteers are never bored!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Hello Nature Lovers!
    We are back online and we are currently looking for some help in the garden.
    Our garden is about 20000 m2 (2 hectares) with a wide diversity of local trees, flowers as well as many fruits, herbs and spice. We have been working on it for the past 4 years, trying to create a self sustaining garden while respecting the local bio diversity and the endemic species.
    We currently have 2/3 of the property quite established and looking for basic upkeep (pruning, grass cutting, fruit collecting...) and the last third is under "construction" with the start of a coconut plantation and are now moving to plant 100 new trees, like eucalyptus, within the next 2/3 months :)
    During your stay, you will be working in the garden with us on a regular base. Because we are now in rainy season, it's a pure gardener paradise: plants are just growing super fast and the garden is vibrating in luscious greens and colorful flowers. We do general maintenance work (grass cutting (A LOT OF IT)/pruning & cleaning/new plantations, composting, mulch...)
    We are looking for someone with a serious and valid experience in gardening/organic agriculture in order to be able to share our experiences. You seriously need to be fit for physical work, like rainy conditions and mud :)
    We have a really beautiful place lost in the truly rural and natural Cambodian countryside... Any nature lover usually falls in love within a few hours. You will be working and interacting with Khmer people from our local communities. You can learn about Khmer culture, habits, food, and even the language if you have the motivation! Most of our staff have been with us for the past 4 years and it feels more like a family than "staff".
    You will have space and time for yourself: we have 2 hectares of tropical garden where you can just find the perfect spot for all kind of spiritual activities such as Yoga, meditation, photography, drawing... Gardening or just a nap in the shade of the trees :) We even have a technical building full of tools! And natural swimming pool!!

    The package includes:
    Laundry, 3 set meals per day, shared staff accommodation/bathroom, set days off per week, free use of bicycle , high speed WiFi access.
    Minimum volunteering of 3 weeks - You will need to have a proper valid Visa for the duration of your stay, we can arrange your visa extension but it will be at your own expense. If you need more information on Visas please contact us.
    Good English speaking is mandatory.

    A little bit more about us: We are not an ordinary guesthouse... because we are off the main tracks we attract a very different type of guest. We are fortunate to attract quite a lot of creative guests, musicians, photographers as well as nice couples. This is NOT a backpacker spring break non stop party place... we are really into the chill out mood, looking for our guest to have the most relaxing time possible in a very friendly natural atmosphere.

    We are often are described as a chill hippie place in reviews... I let you make your own mind about that!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Khmer, English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared staff rooms with separate entry, furnished with a fan, mosquito net, bedding and towels are provided.
    Shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers here can make the most of the beautiful scenery by taking a canoe ride, exploring on a bicycle, going for a swim in Kampot river, meditating, practicing yoga, reading, writing, photography, and more.. You must love dogs as we have 4 of them.
    About our location: Kampot is a charming little city with a nice restaurant and bar scene, with a little party scene on the weekends. We are located only 4 km from the city so with a bicycle, it's only a 15/20 minute ride from us.
    You can also arrange Khmer lessons, sign language lessons, climbing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding and more...
    Kampot is located 2 1/2 hours from Phnom Penh and can be reached to by bus for $5-9.
    Sihanoukville is located 2 hours away and is $5-8 by bus.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are more than happy to share what we learn about tropical plants, weather and growing stage in our 5 years in Cambodia. Our projects include a natural swimming pool, compost management, eco buildings, grey water management, recycling and upcycling, growing fruits, herbs, making jams, essences, oils etc

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week

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A real place for attentive nature lovers and amateur photographers...
Sunset over the natural swimming pool
Dragonfly in the garden, a treat for the eyes...
Ganesha!!!!
View of he rice fields from the garden
The main house, where we have the bar and restaurant...

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