Family in Southern Thailand developing a permaculture/organic garden. Language exchange and help in local school.



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  • Description


    My family and I have recently moved to a new house in Phang - nga, Southern Thailand.
    We wish to develop the garden and home using permaculture and organic methods.
    I am originally from Ireland and my wife is from North East Thailand. We have a 4 year old daughter who we will homeschool this year.
    In 2016, we began the food forest project where we had many Workaway volunteers and we would love to have people join us again at our new home.

    We would like to build raised beds, herb spirals, pizza oven etc to develop our own skills and allow others to do the same.

    We hope to get involved in helping the community through river cleaning, english lessons etc.
    Volunteers time would be divided between working at our home and a local school for disadvantaged kids where my wife works. (Farm and garden)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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

    Our tropical garden / permaculture expert / educator, Pee Yu , is a fountain of knowledge who has lectured in Permaculture design courses in Thailand and has been actively involved in this work for many years. Originally from Northeast Thailand, Pee Yu has farming in her blood and is passionate about transferring her knowledge of permaculture onto others. Pee Yu and her husband Gerry both speak English.

    You will experience and see a more local side of life in a quite area close to Khao Sok National park(45 mins).You will be in constant contact with the local community. Learn the language, the Thai way, Buddhist culture - the choice is yours. Just bring good vibes and we are sure you will enjoy your stay.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    50% of volunteers time will be spent helping in the school. Each day volunteers will have general gardening duties like watering the plants, mulching,composting, tending to the garden etc.
    Volunteers will assist in construction projects and whatever else is happening at that time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bunk bed - 2 people.
    Tent (Camping)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located near Khao Sok national park and about 40 minutes to Khao Lak beach. There is a number of waterfalls nearby.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day (5 days)

Host ref number: 549867462532