Culture exchange in a culture lab in Keelung, Taiwan



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    We want try to provide everything that goes beyond the traditional idea of being “useful”. That is to say the things that help one pursue efficiency, fame, and money.

    We are creating a new local lifestyle in our city. We encourage everyone to do something, play something, share something, and to do so without any particular purpose in mind.

    We dream for a better way of life. We plan to start a warm and welcoming local life experiment in our hometown Keelung City.

    This begins by opening a space where individuals can come to share, create, and blossom a beautiful local life.

    We welcomely invite travelers to join and open cultural exchange through their preferred form of communication.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We were Workawayers before, so we would love to share the things that we enjoy.


    *️️️ Stay with local people, neighbors and us (We love to travel also)
    *️️️ We are not here every day, and the exchange is 3 hours a day, 3 days a week (One day on Friday and Saturday). So you can arrange a lot of free time to explore the city.
    *️️️ If we cook, you are welcome to join us. (We cook vegan food mostly, sometimes not) We would love to share Taiwanese food.
    * There are often people here visiting, so you have plenty of chances to meet new people. And if you want, you will have lots of opportunities to practice or improve your Mandarin with neighbors and with us.
    * Keelung city has a rich history and many old historical forts, there is an opportunity to learn about the Keelung and its history.

  • Help


    Cultural sharing and exchange
    Travel expiring sharing


    Traveler project
    Our goal is to provide a friendly and open environment where local students and residents can interact, play, and make friends through conversation, games, and events in our space.

    Above all, we invite you to share your culture, and it’s better if you can speak in English. We hope that residents try to express their culture in simple words or body language.

    Therefore, your main responsibility is cultural exchange and interacting with different languages (better in English). You can use games or other ways to assist you with this activity. At the same time, there is an opportunity to learn about Taiwanese culture through dialogue with people.

    In this project, we will not charge payment from the locals who join our event, expect if we provide drinks or food for them.


    We are looking for open-minded people. We want to meet with people who are spontaneous, fun, friendly, responsible, independent (you will have a lot of your own time), and with good communication.


    What we expect in the project
    *️️️ 3 times a week, 3 hours per time. (One time must be on Friday night or Saturday afternoon/evening)
    *️️️ The course you want to share must be discussed via email before you arrive (preferably including your culture)
    *️️️Basic English conversation skills (not necessarily native English speakers) Need to communicate with the people who are varying levels of English.

    About course,
    • We hope you can bring your own cultural knick-knacks (ex newspapers, books, board games, small toys) in from your own country (or your current country) as a course to share, and we hope that you can leave these little things in this space as a gift for future visitors.

    • Maximum stay: 2 weeks.

    Provide us with your idea about what you want to exchange through email. We need to discuss the project before you arrive.

    So please mail us,
    -introduce yourself
    -what you want to share
    -what you want to bring and leave here
    -how long you would like to stay

  • Languages spoken

    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    There is 1 rooms with big tatami beds ( with mattress ) and a bathroom. It is on the top floor (5th), so it is sunny with good ventilation.

    We provide
    -hair dryer
    -sunny room with temple outside the window. (really good view)

    Keeping your living space clean is necessary.

    *️️️*️️️ We don't provide kitchen or food, but there are many different food choices around the corner. You can easily find good food for $1 - $3 per meal. If you are vegan or vegetarian, there are options for you around the corner also.

    *️️️*️️️We don't have Wifi, but we can help you buy a prepaid card if you need it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the heart of Keelung, 3-minutes walk from Keelung Railway Station. We’re nested in a very convenient location that remains isolated from the noisy traffic in the streets.

    Keelung City is quite near to the ocean. You can walk 3 minutes to the port, to take in the ocean wind and sunshine.

    There are many different food choices around the corner. You can easily find good food for $1-$3 per meal. If you are vegan or vegetarian, there are options for you around the corner also.

    Because we are in the center of the city, most transportation us only a 5 minute walk away. Taking this transportation, it’s easy to go to Jiufen, RueiFang, JinGuaShih, Yehliu Geopark, and Jinshan.

    If you want to go swimming in the sea, you can go to Waimushan or Heping Island Park by way of a 15-minute bus ride.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 3 days a week

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