Help me spread eco-awareness, on my farm and assisting with a free English club in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, I am Caroline. After graduating, I decided to leave the big city's convenience behind and return to the countryside to help my father and spread the eco-awareness.

    We own a lovely piece of land where we have a big vegetable garden, many coconut-palms and other trees like banana, papaya and more. And some animals like pigs, ducks and chickens. Beside this farm we also have a rice field. The rice in this area grows all year around.

    My aim is create a sustainable tourism project in my village that brings local experience to the foreigners who want to learn more about the culture we have here. It’s for those who search a peaceful environment and who want to interact with local people. I want to introduce everyone into our happy lifestyle immersion.
    My project brings value for:

    THE TRAVELER
    Save money and live a great experience. The life in Phu Yen province is one of a kind experience included with culture, impacting society and developing yourself.

    THE LOCALS
    Give us a better and happy life with simple things.
    I want to give my villagers a better life, stop going to HCMC to find a job. I always wonder why the people from the North come to my province and build up their career. Meanwhile my locals need to find a hard job in HCM (kind of selling lotteries, hard physical work for build big houses and skyscrapers, coffee harvest in the Highlands and other). For each place, always have a unique strength. If we know how to do with it, we will have a better life. Beside that, I also want to keep and share the traditional cultures in the modern life.

    THE LOCAL CHILDREN
    I want to provide my local children free Club where they can learn how to speak English, improve the soft skill and knowledge about envinronment. You know, ten years ago, many children began to quit their education because the parents think the education is not important. In their eyes, how to earn money fast is better. And now, the teacher also do not care of the students in schools, they only care of themselves, their money and their own benefits.

    This project is also to keep the promise with my deceased Mom.
    In my image, I want that my homestay is a place that help the others relaxing from the stressful life, learn more about meditation, life habits for good health and love nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Teaching

  • 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

    I welcome everyone to come with me. I hope we can be a family and stay together like a real family, not strangers. You can stay at my home, enjoy meals and give travel advices. When you stay with me you also have chance to enjoy our traditional culture lifestyle such as: how to plant rice paddy, catching fish, some traditional jobs ( make Tráng cake, Bèo Cake, xèo cake, make Ghe May chair from Banana tree...), enjoy our food and explore natural landscapes. I think it would be really good for you to explore our culture an the great beauty of Phu Yen and Vietnam.

  • Help

    Help

    Beside the daily tasks with the farm, the animals and some maintenance help in our house, we also have many projects we like to realize.

    - Different bigger projects like building some houses (with wood and bamboo) and a fence around the farm. It would be great if you are a (experienced) carpenter, handyman or handywomen ;-) The more experiecend you are, the happier I am, because myself am not very experienced in it. But don’t worry, if you don’t have any experience, we can do it together :-)

    - Extend our eco-vegetable-garden, plant and harvest all the vegetables.

    - Maintenance at the whole farm like reparing/fixing broken things, cleaning the area and removing the weed.

    - Help at the rice field (this depends to the season).

    - You can also learn about the ducks, pigs and chicken and how we manage them in Vietnam.

    A very important and meaningful project for me is to educate the kids and the habitants in my village about enviroment and the plastic problem and teaching English for children from 6- 13 years old. Older people don't care about this problem and the impact. The most of the people just ignore it, that's why also the children never learn how to take care to our wonderful world. My aim is to educate children and do some clean-ups.

    I hope you can help me with (all) my work and to realize all the projects.

    Hours depend on temperature and season (it can vary):
    Get up at between 6 and 6:30 a.m., eat breakfast together, prepare yourself for helping. Helping time between 7:30 until 11:00 a.m. and 14:00 until 16:30 p.m.
    Free time, eat lunch and take a rest between 11:00 a.m. until 14:00 a.m.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Vietnamese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay at my house: 2 floors, have bed, fan , bathroom and rest-room, wifi.
    - 3 meals per day, drinking water, fresh coffee and tea anytime you want. Please bring your own drinking bottle, there is a water refill station in our house.
    - bicycle for use and motobike for rent.

  • 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

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