We aimed to create a Permaculture education center school based on freedom to learn, no competition, non violent communication, sociocracy, Permaculture, arts, Cooking and Languages. Located on 20 minutes from Chiang Mai on a 4 hectares land (10 acres) we welcome volunteers for at least 2 weeks. Our community speak English, French, Spanish and Thai.
Please see the details about the help required.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are a community composed of French, Thai, Karen, Thai-French, English and some Spanish so languages swapping and variety is here a daily practice. We are a farm and an education center at its very beginning. You can learn basic Permaculture and its principles. We do farming, natural building, compressed brick making, carpentry, plumbing, solar energy, goat caring, ducks, goose, aquaponics, water management, sustainability...
We are looking mainly about people with skills or strong motivation to help on taking care our farm, grow our food (trees and vegetables) but also teaching art, craft, pre-school and elementary, helping on an aquaponics system, mechanic, electronic programing (Arduino / Raspeberry (iOT), webmaster WordPress and the list is long, just tell us what you wish to focus on but also we are looking for kids animation or education experienced people who can create fun activities for group of kids between 3 and 9 years old.
Please note that my wife is curing a cancer in a late stage and doesn't have any immune system so we can not accept people with a sickness like flu, sore throat or any other transmitted disease because this could be fatal for her.
French, English, Spanish, Thai
In the middle of the country side and rice field, the project is off grid despite proximity of electric network. This is very challenging. There is a good power 220 volts by Solar panel. We provide sleeping space either in bungalows made from earth or tent under shaded on a platform. Mosquito net, mattress and pillow are provided. Kitchen is shared, there is a fridge and a freezer, drinkable water, shower (some hot water) and toilet and a washing machine. There is bicycle to go to the local market and one tandem (double bicycle) with a trailer. Food are prepared all together or per turn. Vegetarian or vegan are welcome. General cleaning and washing is done collectively, each volunteer is responsible to clean his own sleeping space and maintain it in a good standing. We are a drug and other addiction free zone also alcohol consumption is limited as well as smocking.
We have a lake with a chill house with a lake where we like to swim and jump. We like to relax in hammock, exchange talks, listen and play music. Almost everyday we go to the local fresh market.
Around our land there is rice field, country side and less than 10 km mountains. The different village around have pubs, restaurants, fresh markets and there is now a pizzeria in the village. Located only 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, the city of over 300 temples offers great activities, concerts, pubs, cultural events.
There is daily transportation to Chiang Mai by Song Taew (open mini bus) for half dollar.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week