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It's a family land filled with fruit trees, then the place was abandoned before converted into a palm oil plantation.
We want to rescue the plot of land to convert it into an educational garden where we can teach about sustainability. Currently we are running a small part of it as a coconut nursery.
It's about 3 miles to the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sunbear Conservation Centre.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Work alongside locals, student interns from local colleges, emerse in ethnobotanical uses of local plants/herbs.
Mulching, weeding, planting, we do have a wooden hut but need help with repairs and maintenance, including fixing a working toilet and shower at the moment.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
German. Japanese. Spanish
Wooden hut with fan and mosquito netting/repellent.
We do not provide meals. We do stock a little dry snacks (cakes, coffee/tea sticks, instant noodle) for you.
You can eat any fruit that is growing in the farm and we have a kitchen with a working refrigerator that you are able to make a small meal yourself.
What else ...
It's about 15 minutes walk to the main road (non shaded) where you can get buses to go downtown or head towards Kota Kinabalu or the Orang Utan Rehab Centre.
We do have one bicycle you can use if you wish to.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 3 hours a day, 4 days a week