Our names are Takihiro Sophea and Raksa. We are a farmer that created an organic farm in Mondulkiri province, Cambodia. Our farm was supported by the CEDAC organization and cooperate with the landowner to rent the land and do organic together.
There are two projects on our farm: 1, produce the organic product. 2, cooperate with other organic farmers for organic technical consultants and open ideas for developing organic agriculture in Cambodia.
We need many volunteers from abroad and around the world for sit-down and listening to our heart for what, we want to tell, what we want to share, what want to change and what we plant do together.
In our farm already have an office, banana, and passion fruit. We are designing a vegetable garden. We live in a mountain house. We think, what we have we can share. YOUR HOUSE YOUR HAPPY FARM.
Way for coming
Our Farm in Mondulkiri province (Mondulkiri means that the center of the mountain) at the north-east of Cambodia. Our farm is in Saen Monorom city (Saen Monourom mean that really very beautiful), Sangkat Sokadom ( Sokadom commune) We are sorry, because of our farm stay in the countryside of the city so it is no street number. For the way travel from the town to our farm a little problem (only raining time the road is a little difficult but still can going. We call it the adventure way). We spend around 20 minutes from the town to our farm.
We are separate two departments are fruits garden and vegetable garden. Our farmland is 15 hectares include the natural forest. We keep the natural forest for balance between our agricultural actions and the natural. So, it still some have animal wild, is on the mountain and it may be colder than other province of Cambodia (around 17 C – 25 C).
We dream, one day our farm will become Agroecology school for local communities and general people around. However, we still small but step by step.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Weekend adventure: We always go out to meeting local farmer in our member farm communties include Indigenous families. So we hope you can enjoy and travel with us. During traveling you can learn how the local peoples and indigenous living. At night is time for free talking and show the new idea for discussion and sharing (include singing and play music, if you can. And we can ex-change telling the history of your countries. Oh we teach you Khmer culture (include traditional song, food and Language speaking.
Growing, Take care garden, Cleaning, washing, Feed Chicken, Harvesting, Take compost, Building, Go to the market to buy some staff product and others. But we do it together and flexible to a monthly plan. Prepare the soil before growing. Make compost (collect grass, animal manure, and topsoil from the forest). Harvesting and site-down discuss about the challenge, meet and great new idea… We are really welcome to new idea.
There tree room in our house and we have tent camping inside house. We would you to sleep in sharing bad (female with female and man with man ) and common toilet.
If you are mind, we want you to exchange culture, knowledge, and habit with each other for understanding each other. It should be doing it during cooking we will ask you help to cook Khmer food and you can teach users about your food too. We will write it to our document. We can do housework together.
About food is local food so we eat meat we don't prepare food for vegetarians or Vigan but you can make food by yourself. But we don't have enough staff If you would like to apply for work with us, please tell us about that situation make sure we know the information with each other.
To make your stay more enjoyable, here are a few things that we suggest you bring:
- natural mosquito repellent, soap, laundry powder, and eco-friendly toiletries
- clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, stained or holed
- card or board games
- Power bank
- headlight/ lamp
We don't have Wi-Fi on the farm (a great opportunity for you to do a digital detox!) but you can buy local Simcard and recharge 1$ per week ( Cellcard company)
IMPORTANT - We want our farm to be a place where people can distance themselves from any kind of addiction and get a healthier lifestyle - showing our better example at the same time - smoking are not allowed here.
When you arrive in Cambodia, Phnom Penh or Siem Reap you should stay in here one night. Because you need to spend 6 hours from Phnom Penh or 8 hours from Siem Reap to Mondulkiri. You can contact me by Facebook chat ( Sophea Kuch) to let me know when you arrive. We will call tuk-tuk to pick up at the Car station, you have to pay for tuk-tuk 25000r. We would like to inform about our farm you need to arrive at Saenmonorom city before 4: 00 pm. Because of our farm far from the city and difficult to travel at night. If u arrive at night need to stay city one night. Thank you have a nice day with your trip.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
25 hours maximum per week, 6 days a week
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