Come and discover our secret valley a hidden gem in Sumatra, Indonesia

  • Indonesia
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  • Last activity: 03/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi Workawayers!

    I am Romes I live with my lovely family in Kerinci in a small village not far from Padang, West Sumatra, . We really enjoy hosting Workawayers in our family, and share our daily life with them. We love showing you around our region. There is so much to do and to see here! Hot pools, mountain hikes, jungles, lakes and waterfalls are waiting to be discovered. But mainly our wonderful people!

    Kerinci has many different cultures and languages. Most of Kerinci people are farmers, we have tea and cinnamon plantations under Kerinci mountain, the highest mountain in Sumatra. There is no tourists here and people will give you a warm welcome and many smiles. Prepare to have your photo taken by many people you met!

    We have alot of waterfalls, and also Kerinci lake and Gunung tujuh lake - one of the highest lakes above the sea level in Asia. In Kerinci, there is alot of cinnamon fields. We produce one of the best guality in the world! There is also the tropical forest with untouched wildlife, we call it 'Kerinci seblat national park'.

    I like to share my home, valley and culture with you and make your trip, an adventure with unique experiences! It is important to me that you feel like home in my house.

    We are a 7 hour minibus ride from Padang, West Sumatra. This is the closest airport. If you are interested to visit us, I can arrange a minibus to pick you up at the airport.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you! :)

    Romes and family

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn and feel how the traditional people in Kerinci live. We have alot of social culture and art. And of course you will meet all the locals. See the farmers work in the fields. Have a nice trip, nice adventures and nice experiences!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    There is many ways in which you could help....;)

    I am started in the process of renovating my garage to be a small cafe like uniq places for public hanging area in the back yard I also prepare for mini garden with growing fruits and flowers...and to turn my place into a guest house. For this, I could use some skilled carpenters and handymen, an artist who can help to build similar with hut house..bamboo small house..decorate my place. And gardening

  • 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


    Stay at my house in your own room and feel as comfortable as like at your house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Something very important for me to make you enjoy and relax in my place..also we will do amazing tracking in the jungle to see waterfalls, lakes, water spring hot, and tea plantation.. also climbing mountains etc.,,don't miss it!!! You will have a wonderful time here. :)

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 245236231118

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