Come and learn about natural and organic farming near Chiayi city, Taiwan

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Taiwan

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    05/04/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    About us:
    Me and my wife own a tea shop in town, but we are currently building an organic farm with some wood houses around nearby Mountain Ali in Chiayi County in order to develop a sightseeing place and a camping site where people can relax, socialise and enjoy the view of Chiayi city with a good attitude, it is a great chance to improve mental & physical health, and to socialise, culture exchange and share farming knowledge. We are open-mind, welcoming, and ambitious to create and exchange Taiwanese culture with you. I am always happy to introduce foreigners to Taiwan. Every morning, I have a cup of tea with my friends and you are welcome to join us, you can learn how to recognize and distinguish tea and do tea ceremony by yourself.

    Our Location:
    We live in the central of Chiayi city, which is about 5 minutes away from the main train and coach station by foot and helpers will stay at my tea shop which is also near these stations. However, the farm is 40 mins away from the city, but don’t worry about the transportation, I will take helpers with me to the farm by my car.

    Help description:
    1. We need helpers to help us to build fence, plumbing, gardening, weeding and art painting for the farm and the wood houses.
    2. Sometimes general housing maintenance to help my wife, such as watering flowers, gardening and preparing/helping breakfast or lunch or dinner as now we have more and more helpers come, so it is a good chance you can show your cooking skills (i.e. making local food from your country and share with other volunteers), also it would be very kind of you if you help to clean up afterwards by yourself or with other helpers, because me and my wife have to get back to work immediately after having meals, and we have no time to clean it up.
    3. Help me to design or give some suggestions for decorating my farm and wood houses, so if you have a great sense of this area, you are very welcome!

    What we offer??
    1. Accommodation conditions: A double bed in two rooms, with a share bathroom.
    2. Meal: We only provide ONE meal if helpers have to work that day. If helpers have a day off, then you can cook by yourselves or get food from the supermarket which is located across our tea shop.
    3. Culture exchange: languages, Taiwanese culture, religion (If you are interested in knowing Taiwanese religion, there is a Buddhism temple next to our farm you can visit).
    4. Others: WI-FI, Bikes, kitchen.

    Working Hour:
    Working days are flexible, usually 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. But if you have any plans, please inform me in advance, so I can reschedule the timetable of helping hours.

    But I have to tell you in advance that my project is a little far from accomplishment. I start in 2015. I cut most of betel nut trees, installed irrigation water system, plumbing, planted fruit trees and bonsai trees, build 3 huts .....etc. There are still a lot of works need to be done, so be ready!

    ps: if you have questions, please don't hesitate! just write me a message and will response as soon as I can.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    The day-off or spare time, we can teach you basic herbs knowledge, and language exchange. Mountain Ali is famous for its tea, so you can learn how to recognize and distinguish tea and do by yourself on tea ceremony. You can have a trip to the tea farms and visit farmers and drop by the Tsou tribe Dabang village. I am also a amateur calligrapher, so if you are interested in Chinese, this is a good way to learn how to write Chinese words. Moreover, the Southern Branch of National Palace Museum is located in Chiayi County, which you can take direct bus from coach station (near train station ), only takes about 30-40 mins to reach there.

  • Help

    Help

    We need helpers to help us to build fence, plumbing, gardening, weeding and art painting on the farm, and sometimes general housing maintenance to help my wife, such as watering flowers, gardening and preparing/helping breakfast or lunch or dinner as now we have more and more volunteers come, so it is a good chance you can show your cooking skills (i.e. making local food from your country and share with other volunteers), also it would be very kind of you if you help to clean up afterwards by yourself or with other volunteers, because me and my wife have to get back to work immediately after having meals, and we have no time to clean it up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide double bed in 2 rooms and a shared bathroom, WiFi, 2 bicycles, and a kitchen for helpers. If the you have to work on that day we provide one meal. If it's a day off, you can either go to supermarket (2 mins away by foot), or you can cook by yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We located in the central of the city in Taiwan Chiayi. If volunteers willing to stay longer and want to explore in Taiwan, our house is near the main train and coach stations, so it's easy and convenient for you to travel around.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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