Farm work in the quiet hills around Phitsanulok, Thailand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is located 35kms East of Phitsanulok towards the mountainous region of Phetchabun (Khao Kor). It's an area of natural beauty generally overlooked by visitors from overseas. It's remote and quiet so it's suitable for those seeking some time away to relax in the countryside.
    The farm includes a 60 acre Rubber Plantation and 10 acres of land which is mostly taken up with Fig, banana, papaya, mango & Mulberry trees.

    We are a Thai/Scottish family with 2 kids aged 10 & 13.

    Requirements as of : 23rd September, 2019
    With the kids away at school in Scotland we require volunteers for farm work only. This is quite hard and dirty work in
    the heat, although we choose to work early in the morning to avoid the worst of the temperatures during the afternoon.
    The farm work can involve some heavy lifting, weeding, planting, picking of the products and also taking the produce for
    sale at the organic market on Sundays.
    Food and accommodation will be provided, although you will have to cook the majority of your meals yourself, a sufficient amount of meat, vegetables, sauces etc. will be provided for you to do so.
    We are looking for volunteers that can stay a minimum of around 3 weeks although we can accept lesser stays if
    we feel you have relevant skills that we require. eg. mechanical, electrical knowledge

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Long stay volunteers (16 days+) may be rewarded with a trip to a local place of interest if there is the opportunity.

  • Help

    Help

    Generally we are interested in volunteers that can handle work in the garden and able to endure the heat.

    - do weeding in vegetables bed and fig trees
    - rasing vegetables bed
    - seedlings
    - making compost
    - watering fig trees
    - etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English / Thai

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteer room with 2 single beds & en-suite bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are 2 mountain bikes for use and the possibility of going paddleboarding on the rivers/lakes with the host.
    Tennis Court & Table Tennis Table can be used here free of charge
    River Rafting - One of the best river rafting locations in Thailand just down the hill from the house. (Wet Season only)
    National Parks - Plenty of national parks around this area including Phu Hin Rong Khla with mountain peaks around 1700m above sea level. (Transportation required)
    Phitsanulok is a pleasant city with plenty of shopping centers and a temple that houses one of the most famous Buddha images in Thailand.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day (max 25/week)

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