A place you would love to stay in Yilan, Taiwan [Working for life]



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    Hello Workawayers!

    I am Homgoo. I welcome you to my quiet and peaceful workshop to share and experience a simple laid back life at the foothills of Taiwan's Snowy Mountain Range - where the air is clean, the pace is slow and the people are warm and welcoming.

    I used to be a tour consultant in Australia. I returned to Taiwan in 2015 and found a place to do something meaningful for my grandma and I. I am currently transforming my father's old warehouse into a workshop, camp site and an organic permaculture garden. I use upcycling methods to create new products and furniture. In the long term, I would like to create a co-working, knowledge sharing environment between both workawayers and the elderly and younger residents of Yilan.

    Workawayer tasks are varied and dependent on the season and progress of the project. Currently, I need help with organic farming, gardening, landscaping, permaculture and upcycling construction. You may also come up with ideas or a project that you may like to work on while you are here. I am open to your input on areas where you have a skill or experience.

    Daily routine:
    Morning : Join the fitness class with the elderly.
    Afternoon: Workshop project. (garden/ upcycling / weeding/ campsite / aquaponics)
    Evening: Experience sharing with the youth. (once fortnightly)
    You don't need to join all the classes, and we can see which is suitable for you or not. Main job is for the workshop project.
    I will share the google calendar and google map in detail for nearby attractions once we come to an agreement.

    Please feel free to email me with any questions and how you think you could help with your ideas and skills. I take volunteers for at least 1 week. Please state how long you would like to stay when you reply and specify the period of your stay. Thank you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Care
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    #eco-friendly gardening
    #handicraft skill / upcycling
    #art painting
    #anything you can teach the elderly. (fitness training/ games)
    #camp site
    It's a new place, accepting any possibility to make it better.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Maybe you could learn something from elderly people and know Taiwanese traditional art.
    Get a good chance to meet local elderly people and Uni students.
    Also,my place is located near the foot of mountain beside waterfalls and a stream. You can breathe fresh air in the morning and even have a swim in the stream in summer. There are hot springs and surfing spots nearby.
    I would like you to stay more than two weeks, but you can stay less subject to discussion.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/Chinese/ basic Korean

  • Accommodation


    Traditional Taiwanese old house with two separate rooms.
    Only volunteers will stay in the house, and it's only 2 mins away from work place.

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    Kitchen is basic with one induction stove for cooking. You can pick vegetables from the nearby garden and cook simple dishes here by yourself.The house is located in countryside. Be prepared that sometimes you will see some insects or spiders.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It only takes 13 mins drive to surfing spot and 7 mins drive to hot spring spot from my place. Also, it only takes 1 hour to Taipei.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day, every 5 working days got 2 days off.

Host ref number: 772744878788