Learning self-sufficiency, permaculture & organic farming together in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We've moved to our new land 3 years ago near the forest mountains,25 km east of Chiang Mai city. Having lived in the city but traveled a lot, we are now settling down and try to grow our own food, medicinal plants, building wooden houses, making our own cleaning products, etc. Suha is a Turkish pharmacist and Sara is a Thai graphic designer and yoga teacher, learning about Thai herbal medicine. Our son is an energetic 7 year-old boy and our carpenter friend is staying with us at the moment. If you're interested in wooden building, organic farming, Thai cooking, and yoga, you're welcome to stay with us. There are bamboo bungalows and private wooden rooms for our volunteers . Our place is also close to San Kamphaeng Hot Spring, Muang On cave, Crazy Horse rock climbing, etc. We would like to ask for some food ''Donations'' for 3 healty meals from July onwards once the wooden houses are finished and the work is getting easier.Please ask for the amount of food donation becasue our food harvest will depend on the season and of course our success.So for now we cant grow enough food yet as beginners and have to buy from local fresh markets in the surrounding villages,you can also join us during our food shopping..
    Our comfortable wooden and bungalow rooms ( mostly private rooms), yoga classes ,limitless wifi ,laundry,3 nice bicycles ,water & other drinks, and a fridge always ready with fruits etc..are free for short term volunteers..And for long term volunteers we provide everything including all 3 meals a day for free too .Because we recieve more efficient help from them.Please ask details for volunteering long term in our farm.
    Our target in a year to be totally self sufficient in our small farm about food , water , shelter , medicine , energy etc..We are not a commercial farm so we are not growing large scale if vegetables and fruits to sell outside for money.So we and our volunteers have many free times.A couple of hours help a day is enough for us..
    We have minimum stay of 5 days.
    And besides the all work, we enjoy our time with sharing our knowledges&experiences with volunteers together.For a better planet , for more real life, and free & independent future..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Staying in the countryside of Thailand while learning about some Thai culture, food, herbs, yoga and meditation.

  • Help

    Help

    No special skills are needed. Just helping hands and an easy-going attitude.Help mostly required for farming , natural building , composting , animal care. And also we need help some help about playing with our little boy .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have nice wooden rooms we made by ourselves which can acommodate 10 people also 2 bamboo huts and during the non rainy season can also use tents.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go to San Kamphaeng hot spring, Muang On Cave, hiking, rock climbing. we have a motorbike, you can borrow and 3 bicycles you can use free.

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2,3 hours a day, 4,5 days a week

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