Help us to develop our homestay and cooperative near Ha Giang, in a peaceful and authentic ethnic village in Vietnam

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Not far from the city of Ha Giang (about 6km), you can feel the taste of the countryside of Vietnam.
    There are no vast fields, but unique terrace fields, jungle and green palm trees.
    This is the home of Tay ethnic group. Although there are unique sceneries and favorable natural conditions, but the life of people here is difficult. They are farmers, with a low level of education, still following ancestral working methods.
    We are a small local economic cooperative group, we mainly propose hometsay accommodation for tourists who want to experiment to stay with locals, but we also make and sell handicrafts and propose help and advices to tourists. We are constantly developing the homestay to improve the quality of our services and attract more guests. So we welcome all the volunteers from all over the world to come to us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
    You can learn about the culture of ethnic minorities in Vietnam, working on many different projects and support the community.
    During your free time, you can visit and explore the surroundings; participate in teaching English classes to earn extra income or help and exchange with locals from the village.

  • Help

    Help

    The help here include mainly bamboo and wood building, basic carpentry, DIY and sometimes some gardening. You will have to do manual work, including the use of tools like grinder, driller, handsaw, screwdriver or machete. Tasks like cutting, polishing and carrying wood or bamboos are frequent and we are looking for skilful and fit people.
    However there is also a part of daily housework like cleaning, cooking, washing dishes and we also sometimes need help with the reception of tourists.
    We prefer skilful and fit volunteers who already have some experience in carpentry, bamboo work or simply used to DIY, but because we have different types of work, we accept all profiles as long as you are motivated and ready to learn.
    Any marketing and communication skills or original ideas are also welcome to help us to promote our homestay and products.
    The helping time is around 5 hours per day but it doesn’t include the daily tasks like cleaning, cooking, washing dishes, etc. You can enjoy 2 days off per week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Vietnamese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers are provided free bed, tea, coffee, as well as fresh and healthy food in the homestay for the duration of their stay. There are two bathrooms you can use. We have an open kitchen; volunteers can cook & have a fridge to store food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    TO READ BEFORE APPLYING.
    There are some important points that you need to consider before contacting us:
    You will be hosted by Tay people with their own culture and way of life. We ask you to make an effort to try to adapt as much as possible to this way of life, which could mean changing some of your habits.
    We want proactive volunteers who never hesitate to do anything they can to help us and not just wait for instructions.
    We don’t want to repeat ourselves or remind the rules.
    Cleanliness and tidiness is a very important thing in Vietnam and we don’t want messy people. Moreover it’s important in our quality requirement. We will ask you to keep, all the time, everything clean and tidy, even your own bed and personal space.
    We can sometimes need some hard work, but if you are tired or you don’t feel comfortable with the task we are asking you, you should tell us and we will allow you some rest or can find you some other tasks more suitable for you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 153779735862

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