We are a small local social enterprise. We are located just 13 km west of Luang Prabang, Laos. by boat ride takes about 40 minutes and by road is 30 minutes. Our business focuses on sustainable agro-ecotourism and providing local employment and hands-on agro-ecological education to rural communities to empower their lives.
The Farm is a thoughtful design of wild garden with so many varieties of edible plants including local edible wild species. The owner, Om, is very passionate to have a collection of edible plants and creating a sustainable food ecosystem. The farm site is isolated and it has its own atmosphere of Lao rural farm lifestyle. It is sandwiched between the lush green jungle and the mighty Mekong River. The farm site 2 is opposite side of the Mekong River of the farm 1. It has road access to a village near by and has few natural swimming ponds to relax and enjoy for your free time from work.
The farm is in the developing process to create a sustainable ecological farming system. Therefor, we are looking for volunteers with specific tasks and enthusiasm to help us further develop our vision. More specifically, we are in need of volunteers with the following skills or interests:
1. Creating terrace farming fields on sloping hillsides, using natural techniques. For this project, volunteers are should be aware that it will be physical work. Please bring your hat and shoes and be prepared to sweat.
2. Fauna and Flora Identification. This project, we are only looking for specific background such as: a biologist, ecologist, horticulturist or taxonomist who can help us to collect scientific information and numbers of animals and plants biodiversity in our farm. For the applicants who meet our criteria for this project will be the first priority to accept.
3. Marketing, Web designer or Graphic design for the farm, especially mapping and brochure, you have to have your own computer for this work. Note - for whom is choosing this task you may have to stay in town and work at our office and travel to the project farm site sometimes.
4. General helping hands with our local farm team at the farm site 1 and 2.
5. Hospitality/Tourism - will help us welcoming guests and helping to be a good host for our farm tour program. You must love to work in hospitality.
6. We have just expanded our business in the city center in Luangprabang which is also related to our farm works (we are developing our farm to table restaurant in town which uses mostly ingredients from our farm). For whom is interested in this duty, you will have to help our work in the area of marketing, restaurant, bar, Mekong cruise and stay in town. We will provide accommodation for you but you have to take care your own meal you can use our kitchen. We are looking for volunteers who has experienced working in hospitality, marketing and good with people.
If you are willing to help with one of these tasks, please choose only one option of the ongoing project above on your volunteer application when you apply for the position.
For volunteer who is choosing to apply for number 1,2,4 tasks will stay at farm site 2 or farm 1.
For whom is choosing to apply for task number 3, 5 & 6 you will have stay in town.
(For task number 5 if you prefer to stay at the farm sites, you maybe considering)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Volunteers will get to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to work very closely with Lao local people in our project site along the mighty Mekong river and the project that aims to conserve rich edible biodiversity of Laos.
Our project gives people new skills necessary to perform agro-ecology in a way that will also benefit their livelihoods.
The farm project site 1 is quite isolated and has an "island" type feel to it because the only neighbors around are a 5 minute boat ride across the Mekong River.
The farm project site 2 is perfect spot for hiking.
We are looking for somebody to assist with:
1. Creating terrace farming fields
2. Fauna and Flora Identification.
3. Marketing, Web designer or Graphic design for the farm, especially mapping and brochure.
4. General helping hands with our local farm team at the farm site 1 and 2.
5. Hospitality/Tourism, tours & Mekong cruise
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.
For who will stay at the farm site 2, you will stay at our farm house and share with other people and our local farm team. We will provide bedding and a mosquito net for you. (Note - you might want to bring mosquito repellent with you)
We also provide food 3 meals per day at the farm and we encourage you to help us to prepare and cleaning up or you can choose to stay at the farm site 1.
What else ...
We are located about 20 minutes by boat ride and then 20 minutes tuktuk driv to the famous and very beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. In your free time you may visit these tourist destinations, or just relax by the Mekong and enjoy a simple Lao lifestyle on our property. You can also explore the authentic Lao rural village across the Mekong river from us.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days per week
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40,000 KIP (less than US$5 per day) to help with food costs
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Accuracy of profile:
- the other Laos workers at the farm, despite knowing little English are lovely guys and make incredible Laos Food!
In general the communication via workaway needs some patience and they confirm your stay just after a talk in person in Luang Prabang. They ask you for 4 dollar/day for expenses, which was ok for us.
In the first days there was a change in the staff and
The location is amazing, boat ride on Mekong such a luxury honestly, the house where I stayed had all the basic needs, dont expect much, its very basic, there are
Thank you for this amazing 10 days!! Best for you and this beautyful project.
Definitly a highlight for me so far. Two amazing weeks, lerned a lot, lovly company and an amazing environment.
It´s a really inspiring mindset rising a great project.
I´m comming back, Om!
Thank you very much!
My project was to build terraces. Had to clear out the jungle a
Thank you Om and Day for your hospitality ! I really enjoyed my stay with you ! You are amazing cookers also ! :-)
I wish you all the best for your project !
Thank you for your hospitality. I'm grateful of the different exchanges that we've made as I was able to learn interesting cultural bits done in traditional ways.
You have a beautifully located place with a lot of potential. It's a gift that you must cherish.
I hope the project and your vision will continue to support the local
Your project really make sense and this farm is an amazing place, close to nature !
I really enjoy my time with you, eating delicious food, starting to build this mango tree house and helped you with your website on the best adventurous conditions ever :D
Wish you the best, I will love to be back one day to see you, how it
About one year ago, I stayed twelve days with Om at his little piece of heaven on earth.
Not only the location is fantastic, because you are surrounded by the Mekong and the jungle, but Om makes everything he can for you to feel great.
I remember the first few days, we were just the two of us and we were both a bit shy, but then,
The food was incredible and seemed to spring up out of
I stayed here for 8 days and I had such a lovely time.
OM and DEE are super friendly and there food is awesome!
I would recommand this project to everybody.
Thank you guys for this amazing experience!
We spend 2 weeks with Om and Day and it was a great experience! Om is a very kind, easygoing, authentic and interesting person. He has so many ideas for his project and we are happy to know him and his project! If you love the nature, are searching for a peaceful place and want to sustain a local project for local people, My
If you're looking to develop hands-on experience in many of the best-practices of farming, this place is meant for you. Om has so much knowledge about farming and it shows in his site. His vision for his organization is grand and it really felt good to be apart of something so full of potential.
Oh and Om doesn't
I stayed 10 days with Om in his farm and it was really an amazing experience! Wish I had stayed longer. We did some farming, jungle trekkings, kayaking, building thing out of bamboo... Everything was very cool and funny, the food there was also incredible.
If you want to have some time out of the crazy city and you are creative
Internet access is limited on site, so be patient if attempting
It was a very very nice experience and will definitely come back.
The work they do its very good for the community around.
We made two friend for life.
Thank you Om and Matthew for the great opportunity that you gave us.
We hope all the best for you and for your project.
Once again many thanks