Come and help with our Sustainable Living project in George Town, Malaysia



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Please read all before you send inquiry.

    Please provide me with your WhatsApp number if you have one as this is much easier to make contact, a call / interview will be required prior to your stay.

    Passionately discovering and sharing solutions to everyday environmental impacts that we inflict on our surroundings. Creating a healthy living environment, turning the tables from an environmental withdraw to a environmental deposit for the future. The idea is to grow what is needed to sustain nutritional needs in house. Work with soil regeneration, composting using fermentation and growing food in a urban setting. ... You'll find many moringa trees, aloe vera, lime trees and others, around the space. I also propagate milk and somtimes water kefir and kombucha cultures. There are two gardens, one growing in the apartment itself that consists of containers, about 40 range of size is 5 gallon and less. Downstairs is a kind of community garden for the property. Strictly come and go as you please. Soil rehabilitation is the name of the game and I do a lot of "field work" there. It's not a requirement for helpers to participate in the downstairs garden, they can if they like to learn about composting and fermenting compost ... Its like a community garden where we share and learn together.

    I use this three bedroom apartment as a proof of concept and to discover ways to live more eco friendly in the city. As a way to fund this project I host travelers in the two spare rooms. I look for people to care for this project while I take a trip to Lao. You will need to be in close contact with me, I'll be managing the reservations and forwarding all details to you.

    No alcohol, no pets, no smoking inside.
    Internet is in house, the best we have access to.
    Bicycles are provided at your risk.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Penang is a mecca of cultural activity, ... food and nature lovers are sure to enjoy. We are centrally located between the popular Gurney Plaza complex and George Town where you will find Little India and China Town... . Each are a 10 minute bicycle ride, 30 minutes walk or a 6rm Uber ride away.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Ask about our Resident Service Program: We look for energetic couple or individual to water our small urban garden, keep the place clean and accept guests. We would consider one month minimum stay. Those with a passion for healthy living, urban gardening and fermentation will enjoy this space. We will be working closely together from a distance!

    This most loved program has a lot to offer those looking to make their lifestyles more Holistic, if your interested in minimalism, zero-waste, environmental studies... this program may be a great fit, offering a broad range of applications.

    The Vivarium Ideal Candidate:

    Has an open, positive, and willing attitude
    Wishes to dedicate time to a focused period of service
    Enjoys working with others as a team and proactive on their own
    Is comfortable living in a collective situation
    Is emotionally and psychologically stable
    Has physical stamina and is capable of working several hours at a stretch
    Cheerfully takes on essential physical tasks such as housekeeping and food preparation
    Is interested in learning and personal growth

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation


    The Vivarium - Three bedroom apartment located in a well treed, safe low density, middle upper class neighborhood. Your room is well suited for two with custom made wood platforms and a large mosquito net, several opening windows and a large ceiling fan.

    All rooms have several opening windows, a large ceiling fan, mosquito net to cover the bed, garden growing outside all windows and low voltage LED lighting, providing a pleasant, healthy light.

    Sleep on Nature!
    In our opinion; the fairy tale of the perfect sleep, the utmost comfort begins here, coconut fiber tatami mats. Coconut tatami mats offer spinal support and are naturally breathable. Coconut fiber beds are recommended for those that suffer allergies. Enjoy a cooler more supported nights sleep.

    Bathroom; the shared bathroom has a sink, toilet and provides a Hot Shower, access the shared 3 piece bathroom located just outside your room.

    You will have full sole access to the kitchen and laundry. Guests do not have kitchen or laundry access, you can offer laundry service for a fee. You will also have access to two bicycles for the duration of your stay.

    The exchange: One - Two hours of your time a day. Making sure guest rooms are ready, bathrooms are clean and plants watered. Laundry, cleaning, gardening, ...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many great places to shop, wet market, grocery stores, organic shops and shopping malls at hand. Botanical gardens are also a short bicycle ride away. Many things to see and do here!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 1 - 2 hours a day, 7 days a week

Enjoy the Polynesian style platforms. Work space, yoga platform, bed!
Host ref number: 329434759355