Now we are in the progress of building up a children's exploring museum nearby the farm. It will be like an intergration of exploratorium of San Francisco and boston children's museum, the first countryside museum of China. Quite a lot of creative volunteers come to us and did amazing works helping us to design exhibits and spaces in the big architecture of 5000 squre meters. What's amazing about the museum is that it will be built on an scapped old brick factory with wasted machines and brick kiln left there.
Our farm and the new museum project is located less than an hour drive from Chengdu city (about 40 km), near the edge of the western Sichuan highlands. On a clear day, you can see the snow-capped mountains to the west. The farm is near the famous and culturally rich Anren ancient town.
Our farm has organic vegetable fields, rice fields, fruit trees, animal houses, fish pond, wood tinkering workshop, , photographer workshop, kids' playgroud, restaurant, well as a greenhouse with an aquaponics system inside.
Every weekends, the farm welcomes kids and families. We design programs for them, and we have facilities such as Do It Yourself kitchen, a cafe with a bakery area, a dyeing studio and a makespace for electronics and aquaponics.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
they will communicate with local people and learn local culture, tradition, custom, character, cooking method and food production, which are versatile and interesting, and also get understanding how the culture and life style are formed and the reason in the back.
Based on your interests and the situation at the time you come, we will make an appropriate plan for your help. Tasks you can participate in on the farm includes aquaponics, gardening (planting, weeding, composting, harvesting, plowing), assisting with programs for kids and families (baking, traditional cooking, woodworking, tinkering...), ecological build, English teaching, electronic and information project...
We have private double rooms for volunteers to stay in the farm.
We provide spring water for drinking, and meals made by the cooker.
Volunteers visit local scenery sights with their time off, such as neighbor ancient towns. For longer term volunteers, we can take you on some excursions such as hiking in the mountains.
The farm is located at Longxing (隆兴) town of ChongZhou of Chengdu. When you arrive at the Airport, you can take Air shuttle Bus to downtown of Chengdu. Then You can take subway to to Cha Dian Zi station (茶店子).
The bus station of Cha Dian Zi (茶店子客运站) is located in the same place of subway station of Cha Dian Zi (茶店子).
So you take bus from the "Cha Dian Zi" (茶店子) to Anren Longxing (安仁隆兴) and get off the bus at Longxing (隆兴).
Our farm is not far away from Longxing, maybe 15 minutes walk.
You can go to the farm by foot or take a small vehicle to get to the farm, or call us and we will go to Longxing station to catch you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5h/day max 25 hours a week