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Volunteer with organic farmers in the Mondulkiri province, Cambodia

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  • Last activity: 27/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi friends,
    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.

    Description

    Way for coming ...

    Our Farm in Mondulkiri province (Mondulkiri means that the center of the mountain) at the north-east of Cambodia. Our farm stay in Saen Monorom city (Saen Monourom mean that beautiful city), Sangkat Sokadom ( Sokadom commune).
    It is 12 km from Saenmonorom city and 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.

    Our Situation
    We are separate two departments are fruits garden and vegetable garden. Our farmland is 13 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 – 35 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    Weekend adventure: Our farm stay close to the forest you can walking to see view of nature.
    We are sometime 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.
    We could ex-change telling the history of your countries. Oh we teach you Khmer culture (include traditional song, food and Language speaking.
    We have a guitar and an ukulele. But no one in the farm can play it. For me.... I am learning piano. I need teacher too.

  • Help

    Help

    We are farmer, so most of your jobs would do is farm. Farm jobs are hard and hot. We are really welcome to volunteers who willing to help us or have farm experien befor.
    We do everthing like....
    Growing, Take care garden, Cleaning, washing, Make wine, Coffee work, Harvesting, Make compost, Building, Go to the market to buy some staff product ...

    But dont worry we do it together and flexible to a monthly plan. It could prepare the soil for growing plan. 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.

    IMPORTANT- For sunday is holiday everyone would not work. But I and Sophea will volunteer work for community. I teach English to children (ABC English). I am not a professional teacher. Sophea is teaching Khmer. If you are interesting you could jion with us. It is free!:-)
    We are student as well. We are ready to learn everything from you. What you want to share to us.

    We hope atfer you worked with us you would understand about farmer and countryside life in Cambodia. Not too bad!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Khmer: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two house but it both perfect with camping inside. Coz tent is warming them room. We would you to sleep in sharing bad (female with female and man with man ) and common toilet. Or private tent.

    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 are sorry that could not prepare food for vegetarians or Vigan but you can make food by yourself. If you would like to apply for work with us, please tell us about that your situation, and ask us what you are need or what you are concern to make sure, we know the from 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
    - books
    - 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, the 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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum per week, 5 days a week not include your cooking help :)

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$20 per week
Host ref number: 493843835925

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