Fitness, Yoga, and Nature Skills; Dome-homes and Movement in Tropical Koh Phangan - Thailand



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    URGENT: Looking for dog sitter for 3 dogs from Aug 15 - Aug 25th. Please message
    We are building a Movement, Fitness, Yoga, and Nature retreat center. Most of our building is sustainable, and alot of our materials our recycled, or locally harvested.

    We have one geodesic dome almost complete and will build approximately 4 more before the winter season of this year. What we need most is able-bodied help to complete these builds! :) The more building experience, the better.

    We are looking for:
    * folks with building, and carpenter skills
    * folks who will make the space beautiful, painting the houses, decorating the land, maybe doing permaculture setups, and preparing the land to hold space for various activities. You'll make art, and paths on the property, etc.

    We will be installing a kind of "playground for adults" on the property in the upcoming few months.

    We have been on workaway since about August and have already done some really nice foundation building, experimented alot, invented alot, and developed or skills - we have used a lot of “primitive technology” from our ancestors to build our own equipment and shelter, and a million other very cool things like:

    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


    Please write us with how you think you could contribute to the project and why you feel we may be a good fit :). If you have relevant experience, please elaborate! :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You are contributing to a very meaningful retreat center that's bringing people into their bodies, and teaches 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.

    You'll get to see your way around this beautiful island with a very informed and connected host. You have an opportunity to learn anything we know, as Skye is always willing to share his knowledge, experience in skills in the work we've done in this project, as well as in the field of martial arts, yoga, and fitness.

  • Help


    "Conscious" people, with an effort in emotional intelligence, and a taste for hard-work make the best fit :).

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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and conversational Spanish

  • Accommodation


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

    There is free drinking water on-site and internet, electric, etc. Lots of great neighbors, and LOVELY resident dogs.

    We have a common are a Tipi, body-weight gym, and a wood-fired pizza oven made from earth :).

  • 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 COMPLETELY chill, relaxed, informal, fun, playful, and friendly.

    Skye is the force behind the project, and is always out moving, working, sweating, and creating. Some volunteers like to grind out (and also exercise) with Skye all the while, whilst others may need more rest or other activities. But a minimum of 5 hours a day help is required.

    We might be able to pick you up at the pier, otherwise, it should be about 150 baht ($3) from the pier to our project (about 20 minutes drive).

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Approximately 5 hours a day, 5 days. The other two, there are still optional projects to keep working on, and so far volunteers are too interested to stop playing with them :D. But we like to try to use these rest days for aventures, treks, waterfalls....

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