Volunteers required for developing farm near Suvannakhet, Laos



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Hi, I am Ping, a 43-year-old Laotian from Lahanam village purchased five Rai (8000 sqm) of rice fields in 2012 with the plan to develop a sustainable farm. Located in a rural rice farming area conveniently 300 m from the Savannakhet to Pakse road # 13.
    First step of development was to build a family bungalow mid property and a 2m high wall around the entire plot.
    A pond, Nursery, vegetable garden and fruit tree orchard are also being developed.
    Two farm stay rooms are available with two more under construction. A camping area exists with toilet and shower facilities.
    I am in need of help to make a website and promote my farm is anyone can help it would be very much appreciated.
    Accommodation is provided. Food is not but we will support in purchasing at local market. Cooking facilities are available as are all crockery and utensils.
    Please note that drugs are not tolerated at the Farmstay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Staying in a rural smallholding meeting local people. Learn about Laotian culture and food.
    Participation in local festivals and integrating into village daily lkfe

  • Help


    As well as developing the existing structure, progressive improvement and diversification is planned with support from family, friends and volunteers. We are planting Dragon fruit, Bananas, Papaya, Mangoes, lemons, limes, Tamarind, lemongrass, galangal, Garlic, Morning Glory, Bamboo, Guava, Jackfruit, Palms, etc. There is a further 25 rai(40,000 sqm) prepared for rice at present with a big lake to further develop.Near completion of new chicken and duck house,ongoing building of a further two rooms for volunteers ,near completion stage, restructure of existing irrigation system to accomodate new plantation

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Laos, Thai, English

  • Accommodation


    Camping and bungalows. A private room in the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Stone House (Heuan Hinh)

    A nearly 1000-year-old relic, believed to be one of the 121 rest houses constructed by Jayavarman VII, a king of old Khmer empire.

    That Ponh Temple Complex

    That Ponh is a temple complex is important to the locals. It is located on the way to the Stone House which was a northern outpost of the Khmer Empire. One temple still stands which is partly in ruins. The artwork is partly visible and it shows that this once was a magnificent outpost.
    Inside you can see the main Buddha statue where people still pray. There is an annual festival held in the full moon night in April.

    Songkorn Market Village

    Closest village with two markets and shops. A focal point for the surrounding villages,as well as restaraunts ,pharmacy, atm's,

    Rice Mill

    Located next to the property.

    Lots of rice fields!

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, max 25 hours/week

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