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Join a nice team and learn about cultivating vanilla and about the local ecosystem in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We still have possibility for a couple or one person from June 26th to July 11th.
    We are one of the first Vanilla Farm in Thailand. Actually we are adapting the vanilla plants to the local ecosystem. The final objective is to be able to provide knowhow, vanilla plants and a market for their crops to the mountain farmers, mainly the one working in coffee. Without added revenues, the coffee cultivators' villages will disappear as it's a too tough job for a so little revenue for the young generation.
    Come to meet us, join our team to learn about vanilla and to help us to the garden and in the vanilla cover-houses.

    We specially welcome people skilled in website and online marketing (but not only) to help us to start our web communication.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being with us, you can share the life of our farm with 5 Thai residents, learn basic Thai but, over all, learn about the wonderful world of the vanilla culture with its problems but as well its secrets.

  • Help

    Help

    It's more a learning centre but learning by doing. We have about 5000 vanilla plants to take care in the two cover-houses. It's a nice work, clean but needing patience and observation for the care. You can as well work in the garden. The team is mainly Thai. We speak Thai, English, French and some German.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have an apartment, 2 bedrooms for the guests. Our cook does only Thai food but we have as well a nice kitchen if you want to cook the food you miss.
    Attention: the North food is not adapted to vegan diet as most of the dishes have meat or eggs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a bit lost un the countryside, about 30 minutes driving to the Chiang Rai airport and 45 minutes to the city centre. If you like tribes, mountains but as well temples and simple life, you will enjoy to stay some days with us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Minimum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Host ref number: 397767284677

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