Help our family to improve our house, build a tree house and more in Kedah State, Malaysia

  • Malaysia
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  • Last activity: 6 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    We are a small family: Man, Jannah and son Najme.
    We live in the countryside in beautiful Kedah State mainly surrounded by the tropical rainforest.
    We would like to welcome you to our home, introduce you to our daily life, food and we will share everything with you.

    Our main aim is to cultivate and develop 25 acres on our beautiful hillside and create a place for travelers from all around the world. We welcome any ideas and expertise to join us and make this place a slice of paradise.

    Also we constantly try to develop our home with any kind of different DIY-projects, e.g. building a bathroom and gazzibo (a small hut to chill) in the garden. On our property there are also a lot of fruit trees, so during harvesting season (June+July) you are more than welcome to help with picking fruits.

    Due to fortunate events and new ideas, we currently have a lot of other projects to work on:

    1. Building
    (previous experience welcomed, but a willingness to learn is all you need)

    We are in the process of building tree houses using resources harvested from my land. We welcome any style and idea, as long as it stands. Each house should reflect the creativity and ability of the builders.

    We are also beginning construction of the dorms. This will require alot of hands, so volunteers will have the chance to really learn valuable skills or apply what they already know to a huge aspect of the project.

    2. Weaving

    We weave together palm leaves for the roofs. With the rain we get during the wet season, a quality roof is everything.

    3. Farming

    Our main goal is to cultivate a cashew nut farm with about 2000 trees (800 planted so far). We also plan to grow our own vegetables and fruit trees. We're in the process of planting sugar cane, tapioca, bananas and durian with plenty already in the earth.

    Other than that there is room for exploration and any creative ideas.

    4. Gardening

    We also have a garden in fromt of the main house. This used to produce corn, tomatoes, and peppers but has since been overgrown with weeds. We'd love to get this up and running again to produce fresh greens and veggies for our meals.
    (Foraging in the jungle does the job in the meantime.)

    5. Everything else

    Building steps into the hills, keeping the place clean and in order, helping with cooking, or anything you feel you can contribute is welcomed and appreciated.

    All these projects make a good variety and give room for everyone to enjoy the beauty of nature while being active and creative. So, pick a place, make it yours or help everywhere a bit - your choice ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    We are located in a surrounding of true country life with tropical rain forest atmosphere where the malaysian culture is experienced best. The view of the valley from up on the hillside is breathtaking and you're sure to find a sense of calm and inspiration that you can't get in the city. You'll learn the ins and outs of sustainable living and how to potentially run your own similar project. You'll also be surrounded with some pretty good company.

    Keep in mind, this is also a muslim village where the culture should be respected.

  • Help


    All we ask is that you help out with any current project.
    We are sure that everyone can contribute something useful and use their talents in some way.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    We have a main house constructed by the volunteer in the middle of tropical fruit farm where we have two bedrooms, one chilling balcony, and nice outdoors living area..

    We have scooter, mountain bike and motocross dirt bike basically we use to the hillside from the main house,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's lots of possible activities here. We will bring you guys fishing, hunting, bird watching, or just exploring exotic fauna and flora

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 157368153761

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