Come and help us with growing millet, red quinoa and organic vegetables in Ren’ai, Taiwan



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

  • Accommodation


    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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (sometimes more, sometimes less)

Typical room for Workaway Helpers. Basic but comfortable and warm.
US!! we are your tribal family awaiting to welcome you.
Sharing our songs and stories with you by the campfire.
Farm Life
The beautiful hiking path to our farm.
The outside of one of our cosy guest accommodations.
Happy Workawayers on the farm!
This is our village known as the "city in the sky" where you will be living.
A night out camping on the farm
Cutting the grass- tribal style.

Host ref number: 628353288533