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Long-term volunteer in search!
Focused on simple volunteer coordination and gardening,
We are searching for one commited volunteer to stay for a time of minimum 3 months and dive into the core of community. We are hoping to have more hands in our team to make the most out of our project and the piece of land. If you have experience in volunteering, team building or coordiating projects and are ready for taking responsibility this one is for you. Creativity, organizing & communication skills and a humble attitude are traits we are looking for.
The focus of these positions will be in coordinating of our short-term volunteers and garden work for example taking care of emails, welcoming & guiding new people into our routine, sharing and creating a more systematic approach to our seasonal- and daily tasks, planting, weeding, watering and taking care of our plants.
This position offers you to gain experience in team building and organizing, living off the land with the principles of permaculture, thai traditions and much more. We ask you to pay for the time of a trial period which is one month and after an agreement on staying from both sides the rest of the time will be without a fee.
Apply for this position with a compact email describing yourself and your previous experience and we'll get in touch with you.
Tacomepai is a traditional organic farm based on the permaculture principles. We are located 6km south of Pai between the mountains and the rice fields. The main goal of Tacomepai farm is to develop sustainable techniques of growing rice and vegetables with the least input possible, with no ploughing, fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides used. We want to keep it simple and learn how it all happens without having out hands too much involved. We are also in the proces of building living areas while experimenting with different techniques how to make each one unique and fun (mudhouse, bamboo house, tree house,...)
Tacomepai was reopened in July 2017 after a break. We want to exchange and share cultural knowledge with foreigners and teach thai traditions to young thai kids drifting away from their roots.
Tacomepai is set on 20 acres of land with food forests of mango, banana, papaya, starfruit, bamboo, jackfruit, tamarind, lime, longan, coffee, mangosteen, rambutan and many more, vegetable gardens on contour, rice paddies and ponds.
We welcome volunteers all year around. As a volunteer you will be staying in simple accomodation around our beautiful farm. You will have all your meals provided. All of our food is vegan and most of it comes from the farm.
We will cook together and learn about Thai cuisine. To give the volunteers the best experience we are currently taking 7 people at a time. We ask for a contribution of 200 bath per night.
Please note, we are not a tourist attraction. Because we are a functioning farm we expect volunteers to be committed and interested in our philosophy.
We do not allow any drugs.
We are looking forward to meeting you and exchanging our cultures and ideas!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Depending on the season you might be doing different kind of work.
Projects ongoing at present include:
Construction and maintenance of natural houses using local materials
Production of vegetables in mixed poly-culture beds on contour using a rotation system
Soil fertility management and organic soil improvement strategies
Creation of new ponds and water systems such as swales, tanks and passive irrigation
Development of alternative energy systems such as solar electricity, and a hydro powered rice dehusking machine.
Organic rice production (in the wet season)
Many other projects such as tofu and soap making, solar cooking, production of fermented foods.
Simple yet private bungalow
Simple life with organic vegan food.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 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 volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.