Help with natural farming, food forest, and community building near Taitung on the east coast of Taiwan

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  • Description

    Description

    Ours is a not-for-profit 4.4-Acre farm situated in the scenery town of Dulan on the east coast of Taiwan. We grows various vegetables, beans and peanut using natural farming. If you are looking for a different farming experience, this will be it! We are willing to share our know-how to whoever is interested.

    Growing vegetable and bean are not all of our plan. We intend to develop our farm into a small food forest where school kids and adults could learn the amazing nature and become to cherish the earth we live.

    Adding to the development of the food forest, we are also endeavored to develop Dulan village into an eco-, senior-friendly community.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project

  • Help

    Help

    If you are interested in natural farming, food forest, and community building, you can choose from the followings to help us.

    - Planting
    - Cropping
    - Weeding
    - Gardening help
    - Feeding animals, i.e., goats and chickens
    - Promoting environment-friendly farming
    - Building sense of community through farming and learning activities
    - General maintenance

    You'll work 4.5 hours a day, 4 hours of work plus 30 minutes to close up the daily work, 5 days a week. Minimum stay is one month.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, Japanese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide clean and safe accommodation. Basic appliances provided, including hot bath and Wi-Fi access. There is a kitchen, three dorm rooms and two bathrooms. You will have free home-made bread for breakfast and free lunch on working days.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The town is 20 minutes’ drive from the city of Taitung, and 30-40 minutes from the train station and the airport. You'll have lots of time for relaxing and sightseeing via (rental) bicycles, (rental) motorcycles, and bus. Many scenery places are within working distance. Dulan area is a good place for surfing if you know how. From time to time, hosts will drive you to the city or scenery areas.

    - Please bring personal toiletries, sleeping bag, oversleeves, hat, and long-sleeve T-shirt/pants. Wellington boots are also suggested (We have several spared wellington boots but not sure if you can find the right size for you.).
    - Please bring personal medicine if needed, including mosquito repellent and sun block lotion.
    - In order to maintain a clean, quiet place for everyone after and during farming activities, please, no tobacco and alcohol in the dorm rooms and farm. No drug always.

  • 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

    Dulan is a beautiful small town with strong aboriginal culture (80% of the residents are aborigines). It's quiet in the weekdays and vigorous in the weekends and holidays. Dulan is a favorite for many foreign and local tourists. You can find temp workers and artists gathering here from more than 15 countries. While learning and practicing natural farming knowledge and skills, you’ll have insight understanding about various different culture.

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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