Village life to discover in Bentong, Malaysia




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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    *️️️️️Update as 6th September, 2019.
    Please do take your time to read this announcement CAREFULLY and THOROUGHLY.
    And if you interested with this announcement, please send me a reasonable request.
    DO NOT REQUEST if you have this traits or tendency..freeloader, opportunist, to create excuse than solution and liar.

    My name is Zaki, and I've lived in Malaysia..whole life.
    I am looking for helpers for help around the house I live in with my wife Yati and baby daughter Sophia..who just turned 2 and our newest family member, Alfian.
    People who are interested in immersing themself in our local Malaysian's village culture.
    So the work or programmes are flexible, depending on situations, weather..and other elements.
    Hosting people through workaway though, i just want to make new friend.
    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.
    So to tell myself it is accordingly.
    Eventhough couple of time i almost use my veto as host to ask people to leave, they either behave or cut short their stay themself.

    We are not living in a farm.
    Just a small residency of a quarter 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.
    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 are able.

    We are looking for helpers who can stay at least one week @ 7 days.
    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 wellbeing are important to us.
    I dont want you to get hurt, sick or anything with the activities.
    So dont 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 dresscode is simple.
    For female, appreciate if you guys could wear decent t-shirt or clothes that not purposedly showing off your majestic proportion.
    Simply dont want to rise concern or awkwardness between you and locals.
    For male..when the Mrs around..please wear shirt.
    House rules too.
    Shoes outside..or down from the treehouse.
    And when it comes to the shack, shoes or sandal off the steps.
    Will elaborate about it once I pick you up at the bus station.

    My past volunteers come from various walks of life and field of expertises 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 can drop at my place.
    *️️️️️Bring along ear plug, or the chicken will wake you up at 3am.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Malaysian culture is very rich and diverse.
    Travellers 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, knowledges and experiences.
    Even recipes! Because me and my wife love to cook.
    And if any of you guys are digital nomadic, we have newly built co-working space with quite nice environment.
    FOR FREE!!
    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.
    So far the wood fire oven is the most happenings.
    Pizza and wholechicken day what people seek after mostly.
    Anybody want to learn how to make coconut oil?
    We have a world class futsal court.
    Some of my previous workawayer join locals to play.
    Volleyball..also cycling team.
    Or simply take a swim in nearby river.

  • Help


    Please read this that nothing awkward will arise.
    Eventhough 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.
    *sweeping, washing the dishes, cooking, laundry, gardening, builder for DIY construction.
    Or simply help us to babysit Sophia. :)
    Regardless of race , language or religion..we can live together .
    The keyword is RESPECT.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Malay, English. Learning French, Spanish, Japanese

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will stay in the shack or treehouse.
    The shack can be used to sleep now for 2 people.
    Currently buiding a double storey treehouse..probably can accommodate few more people in the future once its completed.
    Guys..each and one of you will be given a freshly washed blanket and pillow cover within your stay.
    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, down from the treehouse.
    On the treehouse..please do not walk like you walk on the ground.
    Slowly and light steps.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can go on their days off to KL, just within an hour drive.
    To Cameron Highlands in two hours.
    Fraser's Hill within one and half hours., visit the local neighborhoods, go to the waterfalls & hotsprings, jungle trekking or visit the well-known Genting Highland theme park.
    We can arrange any of that as group roadtrip.
    During off day we occasionally do BBQ and a few of host's friends will come and get together.
    Some of them even went to Kapas Island and back and stay for another week.
    And..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 amongst 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 2 hours a day, 5 days a week

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