Live like a farmer in an agro-ecological farm on the east of Thailand, Trat

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Thailand

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    16/11/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! My name is Kwan. I left my job in 2011 to became a farmer in order to pursued answers for my life long questions - why do farmers are so poor and does natural farming really work.

    I began all this by taking over a 12 acres orchard farm since 2011 and converted it to a certified organic one. However, to make it become a real agro-ecology farm, there are still a lot to do. This is not only about stop using pesticide and chemical fertilizer, but also changing the way we live our lives. We have an ambition to make it as eco-friendly as possible and, hopefully; it will become a learning center for people who want to live a sustainable/self reliance life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Natural farming/ecological farming:
    - Workawayers will learn how to farm in a natural way.
    - Participants will see by themselves whether natural farming is the solution to the present day agriculture or not.
    - Participants will be able to apply the farming practice to their own project.

    Authentic cultural experience:
    - By living/working in a farm that is operated by the local people in a non-touristic area, workawayers will exposed themselves to a genuine local experience.
    - There are not many hosts on the east of Thailand that open their houses for volunteers. So, your experience will be unique.

    Site visits:
    - We are taking our volunteers to places in the province one a week. Although our location is not located in a touristic area, there are plenty of beautiful sites in the province to visit such as waterfall, mountain and beaches.

  • Help

    Help

    - Planting a food forest
    - Weeding, mulching and pruning
    - Planting a kitchen garden
    - Watering
    - Making compost
    - Building furniture for the house

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Thai, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will provide a room with bunk bed. One room can host 2 volunteers. So, pleased expected that you might have to share a room with another volunteer. There are modern toilet and shower rooms in a house. However, there is no hot shower provided.

    Food will be provided 3 meal a day. We are not vegans, but we can feed vegans!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It doesn't matter if you have an previous experience in a farm. We are interested in what you are willing to do more than where you have been or what you have done.

    We are more than happy to answer questions from people who have genuine interests in our project. To show that you are truly interested to join us and have fully read our profile, please put the word "fruit" in your first sentence when writing an email to us.

    We also take our volunteers to visit local sites at least once a week. Those places could be waterfall, beaches, local market and ect, which depends mainly on the weather.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 345697358396