We welcome volunteers who want to experience the Mongolian farm life in Orkhon, Mongolia

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 14 Apr. 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 3 Wochen



  • Beschreibung



    My name is Minjee and I am the owner of a Ranch. Together with my daughter we live on the border of a small village named Orkhon, which is about 50 kilometres north of Darkhan. On the ranch we keep cows and a couple of dogs and cats. On the land outside of our ranch we own over 100 horses which live in herds under a stallion. Our cowboy keeps track of them and pushes them to where the grass is greenest. Sometimes he also brings them to the ranch for a checkup, to change riding horses, for vaccinations, or to cut their hair. We also plant our own vegetable for volunteers and tourists. Also, our dairy products are from the cows.

    Mongolia has four seasons per year. We need volunteers who want to know more about farm work and who can ride horses well!

    Also, if volunteers want to trek on horses or rent cars to explore the countryside, I can help you with getting horses, or renting vans or motorbikes.
    This year I will start building a horse farm up in the mountains. I'm taking volunteers who want to help me build some DYI small houses and build and fix fences for the horse stable, as well as horse training, riding etc. The minimum stay at the farm is 21 days.
    Volunteers will stay in a Mongolian yurt and a small house with other volunteers. About food, we grow our own vegetables, and have our own dairy. Meat is from our own cows and horses. If you are vegan you must bring your own food.
    Notify us before you come if you are vegan.

    See you at the ranch.


  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    The ranch will offer you the opportunity to truly experience the Mongolian lifestyle. You live amongst local people and work alongside them. Sometimes the work is hard, but that is part of living on a real farm. That is part of our traditional way of life. We get volunteers that have some problems adjusting the first few days, but once they get used to the daily routine they start to enjoy it. There is a strong sense of solidarity amongst the volunteers and they have a lot of fun. Also during helping time! And eventually they have a hard time leaving the ranch and most of them want to come back one day...

    Apart form living this traditional way of life you will also learn a lot of practical things involved in daily farm work. You can learn how to milk cows, cut grass, help build fences and etc. etc. etc.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    I have been hosting volunteers for quite a long time.
    I would like to provide seasonal work descriptions. It may help future volunteers who are considering coming to my ranch.
    Mongolia has four seasons, and every season has its own climate and working rules.
    Let's start with March, April, and May. This time of year it's starting to warm up. Also the days are getting longer. The cows and horses need to be fed. Especially newborn baby cows. Make sure cows don't get stuck in river mud.
    Also help vaccinate cows and horses. Brand and castrate horses, but it's not an everyday task.
    In June, July, and August, move all cows to the summer place that's nearby the river and mountain where they want to go. For them it's paradise. Early morning get up and milk cows. Make cheese and dairy products the traditional way.
    We also plant and look after vegetables on the ranch so that we can supply our own food, especially for vegetarian volunteers.
    September, October and November is for grass cutting and making hay mountains, loading up and unloading. Fixing fences and shelters for the horses and cows.
    In December, January and February, the cows and horses come to the winter place. We feed them grass and collect cow manure daily. Also slaughtering cows and horses for food till summertime.

    This year, 2024, we are planning to build a yurt guest house on my mountain land.
    It's helpful if volunteers know basic carpentry, plumbing, building, and painting. Build stone paths between the yurts.
    We also need volunteers who have knowledge of solar energy. The yurts will use solar lights.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Mongolian: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    We live in the main farm house, where we have rooms especially for volunteers (bunk beds). In spring and summer, when the weather is more warm you can also stay in a traditional Mongolian ger on our property. The food we eat is mostly from our own making. As we are a cattle ranch we eat our own meat and drink the milk the cows produce. In summer we make jam and cheese. Apart from that we get vegetables / wheat / rice form the town and if you cook you can make anything with the ingredients we have. The traditional mongolian diet is very much based on meat and dairy products, since that is what the land offers. But we also cook pancakes and pasta and whatever we can!
    In winter it is harder to get vegetables, so the diet will be a little bit more sober. But in summer and autumn we have a lot of vegetables and lettuce and we can make salads and have barbecues outside. If you are vegetarian that is not a problem, but please do understand that others will eat meat and that it is part of our culture.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    When you as a volunteer have time of you can do whatever you want. you can go to the village, hike up the mountain, swim in the river, hang out with other volunteers or just sleep if you are tired ;)

    From UB Airport:

    1. Go to the main train station in UB
    2. There are morning (10:35 AM) and evening (8:30 PM) trains, and maybe some during the day. You can buy a train ticket from UB to Sukhbaatar (Mongolian). The train ride will be around 8 hours. Bring food and water onto the train (there is hot water on the train for noodles/tea). Bring toilet paper with you everywhere.
    a. You can tickets buy online at this website: eticket.transdep.mn
    b. You can also buy in person at the ticket station (another building to the left outside of the station)
    c. Train tickets are about 30,000-37,000 Tugrik
    3. Get off the train at the Orkhon (Mongolian) station. This station is 2 stops after Darkhan station. The attendant will usually tell you when you’ve reached your stop. The train only stops for ~2 minutes at the station so you won’t have a long time to get off the train.
    4. The direction of the house when your back is facing the train station is to the right if you follow the railway. Minjee may pick you up at the station or ask you to walk along further down the railway. Message her for more instructions from the train station.

    It takes about 1 hour each way to walk to Orkhon village from the volunteer house. You can follow the railway or the road straight to the village. You’ll be able to buy some basic groceries and snacks at the supermarkets in town.

    Clothes: work shoes, hat, t-shirts, thermals, shorts, jeans, long pants
    Other things: sleeping bag, sunscreen, bug spray (especially in summer), baby wipes, headlamp/flashlight, water bottle, e-cigs/cigarettes (if you are a smoker, these are hard to find in the village)

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Dieser Gastgeber nimmt gern Digital Nomads bei sich auf.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    max 25 hours with 2 days off

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