Village life to discover 1.5 hour from KL, help out with house chores and our edible garden startup in progress, Malaysia

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️Update as January 31st, 2020.

    Please do take your time to read this announcement CAREFULLY and THOROUGHLY.
    And if you are interested with this announcement, please send me a reasonable request.
    DO NOT REQUEST if you have this traits or tendency..freeloader, opportunist, manipulative..able to create excuse than solution and liar.
    AND, eventhough this platform is non monetary to both side..your own personal needs is at your own expenses.
    FREELOADER of such situation really are not welcomed.
    As our new resolution to have smooth sync about our daily chores, we prefer someone who can get up early in the morning.
    Not later than 8am.

    My name is Zaki, and I've lived in Malaysia..whole life.
    We are looking for helpers for help around the house I live in with my wife Yati and baby daughter Sophia..who is 32 months and our newest family member, Alfian 8 months.
    People who are interested in immersing themselves in our local Malaysian culture.
    But of course when you stay with me..it would be from my perspectives.
    So the work are flexible, depending on situations, weather..and other elements.
    Hosting people through workaway though, i just want to make new friend.
    Longest person so far stay with me is 6 month and few peoples came back for more than 4 times.
    To create environment for my children to grow and learn, and meet people who are willing to welcome them when they old enough to travel abroad hopefully.
    So far..able to tell myself it is accordingly.
    Even though couple of time i almost use my veto as host to ask people to leave, they either behave or cut short their stay them self.

    We are not living in wealth.
    Just a small residency of a quarter of an acre.
    You can find some hint through our volunteers feedbacks about what to do and what we can do together.
    Please do read them.
    I strongly encourage you people to read them.
    And if i accepted your request, please do communicate.
    If you fail to update me with anything, change of plan last minute..consider your request been replace by another people who able.
    If you just fishing around and take me as option, i extremely encourage you not to request to stay with me.

    We are looking for helpers who can stay at least one week @ 7 days.
    Right now our priority is to set up the edible garden.
    Seedlings already germinated.
    If you are looking for luxury, please look elsewhere.
    If you are interested and willing to stay with me, please bear in mind that while you and your bags are still in my house, you are my responsibility.
    Your safety, health and well being are important to us.
    I don't want you to get hurt, sick or anything with the activities.
    So don't push yourself.
    If you are travelling with partner, please do not obviously show me your relationship's problem or sudden request to leave the premise is inevitable on my behalf.

    Generally the dress code is simple.
    For female, appreciate if you guys could wear decent t-shirt or clothes that not purposely showing off your majestic proportion.
    Simply don't want to rise any concern or awkwardness between you and locals.
    For male..when the Mrs around..please wear shirt.
    House rules too.
    Shoes outside and off the stairs.
    Simply meant do not enter the house, shack or treehouse with you shoes on.

    My past volunteers come from various walks of life and field of expertise and experiences.
    So we can share and exchange ours too..😉


    *️️️️️️️️️Prefer people who can eat almost anything.
    Fish, chicken and eggs among raw item to use as main ingredient.
    *️️️️️️️️️if you have unwanted clothes and pants or anything in your backpack you need to drop somewhere..you can drop at my place.
    *️️️️️Bring along ear plug, or the chicken will wake you up at 3am.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Malaysian culture is very rich and diverse.
    Travelers will experience the local Malaysian culture which is the traditional way of life..the people..the food..the village.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️this is probably where we can mostly share our experience.
    For those who use English as native language..i still need to learn it.
    Those who use it as second language, we can learn together.
    We can exchange skills, knowledge and experiences.
    Even recipes! Because me and my wife love to cook.
    You need to come here to verify that yourself. 😅😅
    Some people asked about the mission, the objective of my program they about to engage if they stay with me.
    All i can say is, i am doing my small part for those who are looking for some place to visit, hang out and do things together.
    More of making friends rather than to find volunteer.
    While at the same time making memories and more friends.
    It is up to you what kind of memories you want to create and what sort of experience you want to enjoy and the most importantly how you want to be remembered.
    At my place stranger became friends and friends became brother.
    so if you are scared and afraid of that trajectory of consequences..please do not request to come.

  • Help

    Help

    PLEASE THIS SECTION THOROUGHLY..so that nothing awkward will arise.
    Even though so far i never gives orders, but i appreciate and we are looking for all round team helper with minimum 1 week for the time being and assist us with general housekeeping.
    WITHOUT ME NEEDING TO REMINDS ABOUT THIS.
    *sweeping, washing the dishes, cooking, laundry, gardening, builder for DIY construction.
    Or simply help us to babysit Sophia and Ian.
    Right now our priority is to set up the edible garden.
    Seedlings already germinated.
    Regardless of race , language or religion..we can live together .
    The keyword is RESPECT.

    **And please I do not welcome people who think that they can use my place to scam their travel insurance company..who is cheap and always have their mind elsewhere.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Malay, English. Learning French, Spanish, Japanese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will stay in the shack, treehouse or studio room.
    The shack can be use to sleep now for 2 people.
    The treehouse is suitable for 5 people maximum.
    Studio rooms..usually i prefer to let a family to use it other than my own family.
    To prolong the cleanliness of the pillow, blanket and mattress, please dont use them when you are dirty or smelly.
    Please dont use the pillow as footrest.
    And shoes, sandals or something like all of that must be outside of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Guys..my life, my family and my village is really simple and small.
    We know almost each other.
    I am not going to try to impress you..or my people.
    Just take it as it is.
    If you wish to stay with me, i must highlight this.
    I host few request at a time.
    If you are not fond of co-living or dont want to make new friend with other people too..please dont request.
    I love to be the bridge between beautiful souls.
    Thank you even for stopping by and read all of this.
    If our path cross..we destined to meet.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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