Global Indoor Farming & Cooking Experience in Busan, South Korea.

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  • Description

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    We strive to be the premium indoor fruit farm and happiness destination in Korea. For you too! Enjoy scheduled events, random events, bonus trips, great food, great people and strawberries indoors.


    We are on the outskirts of Busan, South Korea. We spend our weekends helping and talking to visitors from all over Korea and beyond that want to share strawberries and their culture with you, and vice versa.You will teach them about the fruit and our farm, show them proper picking techniques, then mingle with them as they partake in our enclosed greenhouse environment, and sometimes in the cafe/restaurant with food making activities. You will assist in picking fruit & gardening the plants.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️ New premium plan for 2018: Volunteer at the farm and earn 7530 krw per hour. Bonus work beyond 24 hours a week is also available, but not required, on occasion to interested parties.*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️

    We are looking for people to help at our farm and to expose the people of Korea to the global world and culture you carry as a traveler.

    -We hope you are kind, outgoing, amiable, and respectful.
    -We hope you English fluent and easy to understand.
    -We hope like you can always help Friday - Monday.
    -We hope you stay more than 4 weeks helping us for 24 hours in a week.

    During weekdays you will work with our farmer inside the hydroponic fruit farm. All of our farm is inside indoors, so the experience is quite pleasant regardless of weather or season. Weekdays our farmer cleans away spoiled fruit, trims the plants, picks fruit and packages it for customers who have reservations on the weekend. We all receive students from the region's public schools on science field trips.

    Every weekend you will spend interacting and engaging with these visitors inside our farm and cafe. Visitors are eager to enjoy the delicious fruit (they will feed it to you), but more importantly converse with you on a personal level. For the shyer children simple conversation will satisfy their eager parents. You will also have time in the cafe to do activities with the families in a 1 on 1 environment. Opportunities like teaching children to make cupcakes, chocolate fondue, and cream sandwiches provide you with the chance to share conversation with them and see children and parents alike come alive as they bond with you in the tranquility outside of the busy city.

    Other small amounts of time would be spent assisting in cleaning of our cafe, cleaning of the common areas and your bedrooms, as well as occasionally mingling with interested large families who use the farm for private BBQ parties at night. In late spring adorable kindergartens will look at you in wonder during the weekday mornings as they do field trips here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a new (2018) awesome accommodation available for you. Beds are offered in several private detached rooms above our restaurant kitchen inside our large new greenhouse complex. You will share a room with one other person, or together as a couple. Your living space will include mattress, bedding, new floor heating, as well as cabinets for your personal items.

    In addition there is a shared common space that has many amenities available to make you feel comfortable while contributing to the superb atmosphere and cultural experience at the farm. These include purified drinking water, WiFi, laundry machine, movie projector, hair dryer, and bathroom with shower. We will also provide workawayers with free shampoo, body wash, and detergent.

    Available are excellent meals which will be 60% together and 40% independently. Among these available meals is a catered, seasonal, authentic, Korean lunch. You will enjoy a shared kitchen with staple foods: tea & coffee, bread, eggs, rice, kimchi, noodles, onions. As well as additional ingredients we use to cook while working at the farm. Our shared kitchen has a refrigerator, dishes, cooking utensils, and more to allow you to easily cook, or share in our cuisine when we cook at the farm. A common outside area will have a BBQ and allows more space to relax when not helping at the farm. We are a 10 minute bicycle ride from a large grocery store.

    We will also provide bicycles for quick commute between our green houses (about 500m apart). We also recommend using them to ride along the riverside (20m) where there is an eco park, biking trail, and sports fields that are popular with the local community. If you wish to travel into Busan or further away we are close to the local bus and Busan subway public transportation system, one of the best things about traveling in Korea.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located on the western edge of Busan, the 2nd largest city in Korea. It is home to many mountains, temples, beaches, shopping destinations, and restaurants indicative of both Korean and world cuisine. Our farm is a convenient 10 minute taxi ride from the local inter city bus station, which also connects to Busan’s vast subway system. From there you can quickly reach the Busan Airport in Gimhae, as well as travel into Busan, or out to other cities. This makes your off days (grouped together) ideal for scheduling trips to Seoul, or other parts of the country. We would be happy to share suggestions or assist in itinerary planning, or just often drive you somewhere because we feel Korea has a lot to offer a world traveler.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    ㅡLearn about Korean life as you assist and converse with countless families visiting the farm on the weekends.
    ㅡLearn about hydroponic farming and other technological aspects of farming we are pursuing at the farm. Examples include ICT technology, LEDs, new soils, and farm to table recipes.
    ㅡExperience sports, meals, parties, trips, spas, hikes, and whatever else we think of with our farm family.
    ㅡExperience delicious Korean cuisine by sharing meals with the farmer or other workers.
    ㅡEnjoy nature and history with myriad hiking trails, temples, and beaches in your downtime.


    1. Urban Agriculture Farm
    2. Structured Taekwondo training lessons
    3. Global Farm Membership and point system
    4. Health Recovery Farm
    5. Karaoke & beer garden nights
    6. Badminton events
    7. Movie nights & sauna nights
    8. BBQ family style meal nights

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    Hours expected

    More on weekends, less on weekdays, 24 hours total weekly.

General Farm Photos

Workawayers will receive free taekwondo training! Here we practiced some roundhouse kicks at the end of a session.
Inside of our greenhouses we have attached classroom space. Here you will teach customers how to cook and how to have fun in English.
We pack fruit for visitors to take home as well. A nice relaxing change from the hustle and bustle of cooking classes!
Farmer Sam shows guides customers on how to find and how to pick strawberries.
Your bedroom is new. It has in-floor heating, electrical outlets, a desk, and more.
In the warm greenhouse you will talk to visitors about the plants and then mingle with them while they pick strawberries before relaxing on our terrace.
We are growing every year, this is 2017's addition, a 40'000 plant greenhouse with the latest technology.
This is a normal delicious meal provided to workawayers. Rice, soup, protein, and a variety of side dishes that are typically vegetable based. Healthy eating!
We converse over a cooked meal at the start of the day, ~Weekday, preseason 2017, 7AM.
You will pack local strawberries that have been harvested with NO pesticides and have superior taste to globally sourced, and participate in a local farm's serving of their community.
A child enjoys a 20 minute food making activity with the assistance and guidance of someone like yourself. Lots of cream and strawberries will be eaten.
You will be indoors at the farm. We operate our hydroponics in greenhouses, with attached commercial space.
You will be a memory in a child's life. This child will remember our trip to the Strawberry farm that day. Many moments will be spent bonding like this.















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