Away from the city lights, near Korat and the Khao Yai National Park. See my hidden Thailand

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  • Description

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    Imagine Thailand. No, not the one you usually see on television, no floating market or trained monkeys. The real Thailand. Where life passes on with it's own unique style and rate. Where musical birds provide soundtracks to the glowing sunset.

    My siblings and I grew up here climbing rocks, exploring jungle trails, and swimming in ponds. I will always remember those carefree childhood days, where every rock was a new castle to be conquered and every trail would surely lead to El Dorado, if you just followed it long enough.

    When the siblings get old enough, we go for college in America. I spent 10 years learning and working in California before I realized it wasn't the life I wanted to live. I moved back to Thailand to help my family start a sheep farm with the help from volunteers from all around the world. The farm has started with much thanks to all our volunteers who we've been honored to know and work alongside. The work is hard, but the reward is that satisfying feeling when you know you've really contributed and made a real difference.

    ​The farm now provides a haven for travelers and volunteers who are looking for the unadvertised, uncommercialized Thailand. Or as a launch point to make it easier for planning and traveling around Thailand. Since we are located in a central place in Thailand, it's easy to continue your exploring the northern or southern parts of Thailand. Our homey atmosphere and fast speed fiber optic internet makes this a perfect place to rest up and plan your next Thai adventure.

    There's a lot to see and do when you come to visit Thailand. But if you ever feel like you need a break from things, grab a cold Chang and just sit and watch the sunset over distant hills with its smokey clouds and red sunbeams wishing you goodbye and goodnight; marking the end of another beautiful day in Thailand.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Please note we only accept volunteers above 21 years old at this farm. Thanks!

    There are varied types of work that need to be done, so in one week you may have a variety of chores.

    We have about 60 sheep, so the sheep pen needs to be swept every other day. Some days we need help herding the sheep.
    For those volunteers who are able to hack underbrush in the jungle with machetes, we need help putting in property fencing in the jungle area of the farm. We have a local young man also working on this project alongside you, so you will need to use sign language, your limited Thai and his limited English to get the work done. It's hard work, but put some good music on the speakers and it's fun.

    Some days our 3 dogs need baths and need to be walked. Also, we need help cleaning the cafeteria, dorms and other residential buildings.

    Cutting the tall grass with weed whacker machine, mowing the lawns with a lawn mower and picking up dead branches on the ground are other chores we need help with.

    From time to time we need help weeding in the coffee grove and clearing the jungle around it.
    We also have a very small vegetable garden. Some days we need volunteers to weed, plant, and pick veggies as well as help collect and make compost.

    We are an eco-friendly farm, no hunting, no chemicals. Fishing is allowed and encouraged. If you catch a big fish, bring it to the cafeteria and we will cook it for dinner, Yum! During the year we will have different projects going on.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Thai

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have clean dormitory style buildings with bunk beds for our volunteers. We also have a few private rooms for couples. Free wifi. Clean bathrooms and western toilets...all the important luxuries :)

    For 3 1/2 hours of work Mon-Fri, (weekends off) we exchange accommodations (room). All meals are homecooked Thai food with mostly organic products (all you can eat). Drinking water, coffee and tea are provided, but we ask a small contribution toward the food from each volunteer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Things to do.

    Find a shady tree and read a book, put up a hammock and take a nap, go fishing, start a campfire at night (invite me too!), take it easy. Perfect for the aspiring writer who needs to escape the commercialized distractions that comes from tourism.

    We are located close to Korat and the Khao Yai National Park, perfect for weekend trips. This part of Thailand is primarily agriculture and is untainted by tourism or bars/clubs. The local people here are conservative in nature so we ask that you dress appropriately. No bikinis, short shorts, ect.

    We have internet here!...so YEAH!

  • 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

    Since we are a biracial family, we can bridge and explain the interesting aspects of rural Thai life and traditions to a more Western culture. During your time on the farm you have the option of spending time with other travelers or our family, be alone with nature, or getting special time with your partner. Also you can focus on online work via our fiber optic internet connection. However you choose to spend your time, our family welcomes you and hopes you feel at home on our farm.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    3 1/2 hours a day. Monday - Friday

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    US$5 per day to help with food costs

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