Help at our regenerative farming in Sg Petani, Malaysia



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    Our Farm is a small and happy scale regenerative farming at 2 acres in kampung(village) setting of Sg Petani. The work was started by 2 travelers, Xin Tong and Fred in 2015, with only Xin Tong full time on site at the moment. Our regenerative methods including traditional farming, Permaculture and Biodynamics. You will also meet the original family, which is Xin's grand uncle and grand aunty who have been living here since 1969. The Uncle with his infini"tea" and the Aunty with her excellent cuisines. Xin's passion is medicinal herbs. She also does massage treatments for a living. We harvest and make our own products by hands. We join organic market and runs educational workshops such as Virgin Coconut Oil Workshop in Penang monthly. We do what is fun! After few years of work, we are blessed with healthy environment and good souls.

    We will ask for volunteers to contribute RM15/night. That would be for all the transporting, room and board (3 sumptuous meals), logistics costs such as working tools and gloves for example. If that's too much for you, we would love to ask you to give by donation as you could. You could pay at the end of your stay. So if it's not a pleasant experience for you, you could choose not to contribute, that's the guarantee from us :)

    All in all, we are happy to show you our community life with warmest hospitality.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Our home has many characters- farmers, travelers, masseuse, cook, merchants, artists... We all love learning by doing, or storytelling... We practice mindfulness living in the farm. It will be an experience, so let us all make the most out of it.

  • Help


    We will show you the farm and arrange tasks according to your ability and passion. Volunteers arrange their own time for the tasks needed to be done :) You can offer ideas related to our way of life and we could make it happen together.

    Sneak peak of our tasks:

    Daily Tasks:
    -empty compost bins
    -clean front yard and tea table

    Weekly Tasks:
    -clean chicken barns
    -rake up leaf to use as mulch
    -clean storage room and tool shop
    -shower the dogs
    -make farm products (virgin coconut oil, gelenggang cream, lime syrup...)

    Monthly Tasks:
    -clean lotus ponds
    -weed orchard fence
    -whipper snipper

    Occasionally Tasks:
    -oil wood structures
    -organise climbers
    -save seeds
    -construct building

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Spare room in our wooden kampung house or we have a make shift garage room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We could be reached by bus or train. You need to get to Sungai Petani. We could pick you up at the station. Just call us when you are there.

    If you come by bus, we have 2 bus stations, old and new. The old one is in the town center, the new one is opposite train station. So ask the bus driver which one they will stop you at because it can be confusing. It depends on the bus driver which one they will stop at. I can pickup from both but you need to let me know which station it is when you arrive.

    Please let us know if you have special diet so we can arrange accordingly. We are not vegetarians but we welcome everyone.

    We were volunteers before so we hope to provide the best experience for the world that is coming to us :)

    What else? We are also a non for profit association :)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    As much as you like - max 25 hours, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    Voluntary donation of RM15 per night (around USD$3.5). Decide whether to pay at end of stay

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Host ref number: 416117441164