Upcoming Retreat and Education Centre in Koh Phangan, Thailand



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    This is a playful retreat center for Fitness, Movement, and Mindfulness.  We have 5 houses on site, some with multiple rooms/units (4 units for tenants, one unit for workaway, and a small storage house), 2 geodesic domes homes, 3 outdoor bathrooms and showers, and a 128 square meter fitness and yoga hall. 

    We have many visions for the future, but are running pretty low-key during corona.

    We are currently only open for residents, and have closed or suspended the opening of our: retreats, classes, and open gym. 

    At the moment, we need help to keep the place nice and clean, taking care of tenants, and incoming tenants, and minding daily upkeep.

    Your list of ongoing tasks are pretty clear, and you'll usually have a few other creative projects per week.

    As long as the work is getting done beautifully, and everybody is happy, you make your own hours.

    You have a nice little bottom-floor unit, and a motorbike for use.
    You have full access to use the gym and yoga hall for your personal practice and play. (Our gym is private for residents only, during covid closings.)

    There will always be something different or fun to do each week. This week for example, someone would take apart the remains of a geodesic bamboo dome, clean the fire pile, and light a fire :).

    Other weeks you may get into small or bigger projects. At the moment, we are not at an intensive building period. Other times, there is a big group effort and we'll work on projects together - but now with covid its generally low-key.

    There are other tasks at the tipi but where we are right now in this covid stage, these are the most active roles.

    Other fun skills we can put into good use:
    * website, graphics, seo, etc.
    * building experience (steel, wood, bamboo, natural, etc.)
    * professional marketing experience
    * arduino/raspberry pi programming


    A developing Retreat and Education Center for Mindfulness, Movement, Fitness.

    We have been in development since mid 2018.

    To create something truly unique, we had to master a very particular set of skills. Having started from a vision of sustainability, we learned all the skills of the conventional and traditional building trade, and outfitted with tools and a workshop. On-site we are equipped for, and capable of diy cobb, bamboo, steel work, wood work, plumbing, electrical, etc.

    We have built nature huts, earth ovens, and gorgeous, unique geodesic domes with our own hands.

    We have been on workaway since about August 2018 and have already done some really nice foundation building, experimented a lot, invented a lot, and developed or skills. In addition to the more traditional building, we first started with practicing and learning a lot of “primitive technology” from our ancestors to build our own equipment and shelter, and a million other very cool things like:

    Smart Home Technologies
    Geodesic Dome building
    Natural Hut Building
    Palm-leaf work for roofs, paneling, etc.
    100% Natural Dream-catchers, Natural Cordage & Rope-making
    Bamboo Building - Houses, Huts, Furniture, and More
    Sweat-lodge and natural sauna process
    Cobb Oven building
    Adobe Earth Brick and Cobb work
    Fire-making, starting a fire without a lighter, material use, etc.
    Wood Burning
    Using recycled tires for building & instrument-making
    Log benches and Furnitures
    Fire-Show and “nunchuck” blacklight show
    Lashing Natural Portable Bamboo Tripod and Making Exercise Equipment
    Bamboo art-making (wood bending, shaping, etc.)
    Sewing and Tipi-making
    Harvesting opening, processing, cooking, and preparing COCONUTS
    Charcoal Making with Clay Charcoal Machine
    Primitive Pottery Making
    Weaving (Baskets, Mats, Filers, Etc)
    Big Basket-making with Rattan
    Making of Kombucha, Home-made coconut yogurt, fermented foods, pizza from scratch
    Natural, cruelty-free “leather” from growable SCOBY mushrooms
    Natural Hot-Stone massage & treatment process


    NOTE! We reserve the right to cancel any workaway agreement immediately, at our discretion. Each of our time is limited and valuable, and if we think someone is not contributing or respecting the project or its hosts or guests, you may be asked to leave.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Come innovate with us!

    You will learn EVERY day. We problem solve and build almost daily to push our innovations. You are contributing to a very meaningful retreat center that's bringing people into their bodies, and teaching them how to hold their own practice of movement, fitness, yoga and meditation. We are also giving people and experience of what its like to live in simplistic, healthy spaces, aligned to nature and green-building.

  • Help


    Happy people happy project. The energy of each individual should be aligned to carry the mission forward, in a focused, happy, and motivated way.

    If you are inspired by this project, and want to be a part of making it grow and blossom, we encourage you to apply, and grow with us! You'll learn every day!

    2 week minimum commitment. DO NOT apply if you are SIMPLY looking to not spend money. Please be here for the project first; we are not here to be an unpaid hotel and tour-guide.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We are offering free accommodation, internet, and shared motorbike.

    We have fiber optic internet, electric, (paid) laundry on-site. Lots of great neighbors, and LOVELY resident dogs.

    We have a huge common gym area, and a well-outfitted workshop to create just about anything.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About Skye: Skye started martial arts at 5 years old (3rd degree blackbelt), and fitness and meditation ever since the prodigal year of 12 years old. He was a personal trainer since 17 years old, opened studios and martial arts schools, and was also a web developer for many years. Skye started yoga at 16, and got certified to teach much later at 29 years old. Skye has lived in Thailand for 5 years, and is very happy playing with life, people, his body, dogs, and nature. Skye finds his flow best in creative production.

    Despite his serious effort, focus, and discipline around creating and producing, Skye is chill, and friendly.

    Taxis from the pier are about 150 baht ($5) to our project (about 15 minutes drive).

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

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Host ref number: 456261777673