Help with Puppies, chickens ,gardening on small farm near Chiang Mai, Thailand



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are an Australian and Thai couple who have a young son of 10 years old called Jessie. We have a small farm, where we grow organic vegetables in both a green house and outside ,lots of free range hens, a lovely brown labrador and her 11 puppies.

    Glenn, my husband is very inventive, he has built a shredder from a old lawn mower engine ,to chip up branches etc, to make our own compost, which we can teach you… he has designed a moveable henhouse with laying boxes and a conveyor belt to move the eggs ,you will love using that. You will be filling the chicken feeder and watering system he created too. He has built our house, well ,its still needs finishing actually.

    We are about 45 mins away by truck from Chiang Mai, in a rural area ,where many Thai people have small farms.
    We very near a yoga and meditation centre where you welcome to attend classes. Our nearest town is a University town with a lovely Olympic swimming pool (its hot here) and an experimental University Organic farm where we get our seeds and mushroom substrate bags. There are many beautiful temples around here and reservoirs to swim in.

    We are looking for animal lovers and need help in the garden,with the puppies ,the chicken flock, household chores and cooking.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - You will learn about Thai culture, language and how to cook Thai food from the central region.
    - Learn the way to live in Thai style.
    - Learn about gardening , composting , pruning , caring for puppies and chickens, making chicken food , no dig gardening and propagating seeds.

  • Help


    We need the people to work about 4-5 hours per day and 5 days a week. We need help immediately so would like to be on the last minute list.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room ,shared if there 2 volunteers, with a shared bathroom. We have an open plan house..You will receive 3 meals a day, sometimes you will cook your own food ,but mostly we will eat together and you will learn Thai cooking through helping to prepare the meals. Free Wifi, good mobile phone coverage.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Temples, local and evening markets, bike rides around the countryside, swimming .We can take you into our local town where you can get cheap local transport into Chiang Mai. We are a friendly family open to meeting people from all different cultures. We also do school runs for our son twice a day and we can pick up/drop you places in Chiang Mai. Sometimes Glen goes away for work, so you can help support me then with the extra work.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 595318534496