Learn Permaculture,local language and farming right in my project! Bislig, Philippines




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    I am jerome I am the admin here ,My brother is Joji and sister Rona are my co project coordinators who works with me in this project I speak basic english but my sister can speak english, as well
    .Me I own A guesthouse and my brother own the 1 farm,One 4 hectares for plantation of fruits and the other farm He rent for chicken raising which compose of 500 chicks boiler farm until the harvest in 30 days for slaughtering and selling in restaurants, The other crops are like some coconut, pineapples some You have three options basically to choose, to work in reception for my BNB weeding off in my farm or plant some Veges or harvest Marang fruits Which are seasonal October till January .My brother also works cock fighting or called Sabong or cockfighting chickens for A boss which he had extra income also
    Sleeping is in my homestay ONLy with My family brother my dad and my sister with baby Volunteers has different room which compose of six bunker bed no aircon but with power
    I am out of the country most of the time for work so my sister and my brother will be your Project coordinator in my behalf if i am not around across the guesthouse.

    The project will give you hands on in learning bisaya language Ask for my staff or family members of you are interested knowing Bisayan language or local words here to communicate better with local people .There are three projects you can choose from depends upon your experience 1. (guesthouse) 2. WILD FARM. 3. BROILER FARM

    The project (WILD FARM) also enhances you how to cook manually without stove just woods in the wild FARMhouse and matches like Survivor episode style So expect dirty kitchen in the farm house This will enhances your skills to be independent and close with nature ,building friendship with the neighboor and people the Filipinos .Bring boots ,sweatshirt and water since the farm is wild and muddy in rainy season (December to February)
    You can’t stay beyond 4 pm in my farm house. There is no electricity there and just 20 mins walk going to hi-way.All volunteers had to leave after this time, public tricycle are hard to get but I had motorbikes for your comfort going back to home stay (BNB
    All volunteers regardless of chosen project will stay in non-air volunteer room with bunkbeds and charger located in the room with TV and fan.
    The project) also enhance your skills to be hospitality careers which will help in your chosen careers coz we can be used as your reference .All your task is to log in guest refilling and cleaning two rooms for your stay and the guest stay. Internet connection is available .
    The project will also enhances your housekeeping skills where you can use if you chose volunteerism in the hostels apartels or hotels and interac with local guest.
    The project ( BROILER) I must say is tough because you will assist my brother Jojie and his assistant (Jan-Jan) to feeds the chicks, give them medicines and clean water .Assisting the ordering and communication .there are two process who will involve here starting and harvesting. In harvesting, you will see how chickens grow and sell for production like their parts cutting and cleaning and loading them or helping giving hand my brother for the end products to be transported to the buyer.Communication and little hand will be a great help for this project.
    Project 4.Camerona Store. Just assisting babysitting, help of grocery and ordering, cashiering and helping customers what they wanted in a very small grocery store. And car wash assistance. Operating grinding machine for coconut husking customers.
    Aside from the projects to enjoy the hotspots of our city during your own exploration in town for wet markets carve products ,organic plants ,seeds ,access to seafood ,waterfalls ,mountains beaches ,hot springs ,(your own expense)relax and stress Free environment and enjoy and fun closer to nature bonding good memories with my own family or with your new local friends
    This project also enhances cultural diversity because you are merge with fellow volunteers from all across ,around the world where you can gain friendships tips of their experience which you can use to be a smart traveller in the future as you continue your journey in another country
    The project also gives you to be a budget traveller because we will expose you to local markets wet markets shopping bazaars with free taste (during bayanihan season or fiesta )of seafood tropical fruits (all day around )and tropical veges like okra and tried local dishes like balot ,kinilaw(fresh fish soak in vinegar spicy) biko (rice cake),sugba (roasted fish) and famous adobo and isaw.The famous Rice will be easten all day coz Filipinos cant sleep without eating rice everyday !lol

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    travellers can learn Bisaya which is the local language and tagalog which are the national language in the philippines,
    explore the touristic place like tinuy an falls, enchanted river, britannia beach and many more plus eat organic food right from the farm and fruits like marang, durian, pineapples and more.
    organic gardening is available too.you can learn the culture from the local people talk to them as they welcome you all with smile and friendly gestures.
    Use motorbike in your own gas. Bring your driver license in case.
    Free beer every Friday night. Eating balot (wild food in the pHilippines )
    they can interact with the local people speaking to them and language exchange , they can also learn tagalog and bisaya from the local people.
    mostly people here can speak and understand BASIC english so it must not be a problem.
    thought this experience they can learn to measure their skills, how they can adapt with different cultural environment and learn to be independent.
    taste local cuisine, shop for local souvenirs,taste exotic food like balut, eat the local tropical fruits HIKING in the farm,explore the sights and sounds of bislig, Access the hot springs, the falls, mountain hiking, swimming in the beach, access karaoke and drink local beer and tuba(fermented coconut juice), and eat the famous kinilaw. riding tricycles and trisicad.
    all of this you can experience from the heart of bislig., Mangagoy.

  • Help


    For my project 1. BNB ,Stuff like cleaning household, logging in guest, refilling water plants, wiping dusts,cleaning rooftside pool( under maintenance),organizing, assisting supermarkets grocery shopping, translation of language(if any) for guestshopping downtown ,playing with kids, reception assistance, designing interiors,
    Watering the plants everyday , Assit local cooking for family meals
    Maintenance works like reporting leaking plumbing sink, electrical broken wires etc
    For Project 2. WILD FARm Assit my brother for harvesting Rambutans, Marang or pineapples .Fetching water in the drum or freshlake, You can wash dishes in manually ,dig water in the well , cut the grasses near da farmhouse ,painting if any burning leaves, Harvesting veges for volunteer food or for guest Sale .Relaxing in hammock (under contstruction)
    For Project 3. Just assisting brother and assistant during delivery of chicks, changing water, cleaning their surroundings around, watching some stuff like injecting or giving medicines, communications during harvesting to the buyer, Assisting paying bills,Giving a hand during harvesting or slaughter section where cutting of chicken parts is involve.(just compulsory)
    For my Project 4 is all about assisting little grocery store when peak hours esp holidays like phone loading, car washing assistance and operating small machine grinder for grinding coconuts.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Beginner

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Mostly room are shared with fellow volunteers like bunker beds or double decker with power outlets.Non AIr volunteer room. Shared washroom in Second floor. And hot showers. Towels are provided.

    Free 2 meals mostly breakfast toast and eggs or corned beef with rice free coffee milk or juice or water ,1 cup of fruit ,the dinner mostly rice or potatoes with chicken or noodle soup or roasted native chicken from da farm
    2 day off mostly Saturday or Tuesday
    You can use my motorbike during ur day off if you go to touristic place like enchanted river or tinuy an falls but u have to shoulder the gas and bring your license card in case of traffic officers on road duty
    1 free beer every Friday
    Free karaoke in first floor or free swim in the pool rooftop
    Free language class to learn local language of your ch tagalog or bisaya
    In your lunch time you can cook your own food or buy your self in cheap wet market just 20 mins walk or grocery store 1$ is equal to 50 pesos mostly you can buy a good meal for 2 or 3 $ or 150 pesos (rice with sides of veges or meat of your choice)
    Leave a comment or review after u leave in the farm or the home stay
    Good friendly and warm people here so every nationality will feel welcome like home and
    Locker is provided n the homestay so we are not responsible for any passport bag or cellphones lost
    Log book is provided during ur stay so we will record your passport when you arrive for security purpose
    free drinks per arrival
    Gym for 35 pesos an hour 20 mins walk from the home
    You can used the washroom and the kitchen with lockers
    Free clean towels or soaps showers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE SMOKERS!however in (smoke designated rooftops only
    USING motorbike or easy ride with tricycle for very cheap price exploring the city after farm work. Bus transport is available within inter city to Davao or Butuan or close towns
    You can also enjoyed going to britannia islands, the famous beach in cargo, just few kilometres or 2 hrs from bislig city. tinuy an falls, which are Niagara falls of the Philippines for 40 minutes motorbike from bislig city and famous enchanted rive, where can't be measured in deep and see the feeding of fishes at 12 noon, the Blue lagoon of the Philippines for 2 hrs from Bislig City.via motorbike.
    you can buy your own food if you dont like the food to be serve by local family. you can go to the famous blue lagoon a.ka Enchanted river to unwind, Tinuy an falls, and Britannia islands beach to unwind your self during day off. internet wifi is very slow during the day but you can bring your own wifi. Eat fresh fruits like marang and pineapples from organic farm. and some fresh veggies to cook for.
    Mangagoy, our town also is famous of fresh seafood like lobster, shrimps, crabs, seashells, sea grapes and other marine products directly from the sea for very cheap prices. rice is widely eaten here every day 3 times a day so you have to cook your own if you dont like rice for whole day. the weather is very sunny here mostly 28 to 34 degrees in March till November, and rainy in December and February so bring umbrella or plastic with you. you can also eat carinderia or street food for very cheap like 50 pesos per meal. and shop in the nearby city proper where merchandise , grocery and cloths are available.
    Transportation here is multi cab, tricycle, trisycad, motorbike(habal-habal),jeepney. minimum fare of 8 pesos.
    you have to have a motorbike license if you want to use my motorbike.
    you can also go to Enchanted river,
    the blue lagoon that lies in the heart of hinatuan. where you can see someone feed the fishes and singing by the lullaby. blue lagoon was hot springs and there is also a cold spring and a streaming the crystal clear waters as you go swimming with nature and deal with fishes. also try the sea food delicacies rice and pop.
    TO BUTUAN CITY, BANCASI AIRPORT just 1.5 hours flight depends on weather condition. then catch a multicab going to the BUS TERMINAL the fare is 50 pesos. then board the BUS TO MANGAGOY, 5 hours bus trip expect the station to station then drop to MORMONS and catch a tricycle going to OBAL JOHN BOSCO, FELINGS ask for obal residence for your instruction and luggage storage.VAN is faster 4.5 hours.
    FROM DAVAO CITY FRANCISCO BANGOY INTERNATINAL AIRPORT, from the airport rent a taxi going to ECOLAND BUS TERMINAL and ask to board a bus bound to MANGAGOY . the bus will go to station to station so expect to take 6 hours travel time. VAN is faster 4.5 hours. then drop to POST 12, then ask to take tricycle and ask FELINGS Village, then ask Obal residence

  • 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

    15 hours/week- no food, 25 hours/week- food

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