We are the Reiyan (Rei Stone) people; our name comes from an origin story. We tell of a splitting boulder. Our home is the birthplace of the Sekoleq division of the Atayal Tribe. Here, the breeze awaken old memories and the spring waters sound with songs of old. Our agricultural practices are part of Taiwan's history, Deep in the uninhabited mountains, millet and red quinoa grow with only the cries of eagles and muntjacs for company.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
We are a traditional taiwanese aboriginal tribe belonging to the Atayal ethnicity. Aside from the beautiful scenery, we also have a rich aboriginal culture, forest and mountain wisdom and a lifestyle in harmony with nature. Even Taiwanese people know not of these hidden reaches. We welcome your visit and look forward to working with you and sharing our culture.
We need your help growing millet, red quinoa and organic vegetables (planting, weeding, caring and harvesting). The road from our village to our field are not passable by car, so we must travel there by foot (about 20 minutes). Thus, it is preferable if visitors have basic hiking experience and ability. You may also help us with general maintenance, cleaning, preparing rooms for guests, kitchen work and helping set up activities for guests.
We will prepare comfortable lodging and traditional fare for all out helpers
We have a historic village dating from the era of Japanese occupation. If you have experience, we would also like your help fixing up old houses and need people for carpentry, cement work, plumbing, and electricity.
Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner
We offer comfortable accommodation with everything you need.
We have two work sites which are located a short drive and hike away from where you will be living.
You will live in share accommodation (2-4 people per room) in our Historic "Reiyan" Village
Only people from our work group live here. We live in the four buildings that have already been reconstructed with a total of nine guest rooms.
This place has clean water, hot water for showering, washing clothes, kitchen, Wifi Internet and common area. Our rooms are generally separated by gender, but we will do our best to arrange accommodation for couples. We will eat all three meals together; We have entrusted with caring for our bellies. No one that visits us need fear for their stomachs!
Farming and hunting are our way of life; the skills of the forest have been collected by our ancestors over the ages. We will share it all with you. We will sing you songs of the past throughout the night.
If you are interested to jin our family, we will send you more information prior to your arrival.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (sometimes more, sometimes less)