Permaculture design team in Pang Mu, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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  • Last activity: 02/11/2022



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are a social enterprise connecting people affected by conflict and migration on the Thailand Burma border to the global community. We co-create with refugee communities so that they may support and empower themselves through entrepreneurship while sustaining and building upon their traditional skills.

    We engage in co-creative processes to identify the needs and the strategies to meet those needs of the communities that we work with.

    We focus on the specific skill-set of our volunteers as well as what skills, experiences and outputs you are in interested in gaining and how we can support you in accomplishing your goals. So, it is important that you are self-motivated, self-reliant and innovative.

    We are located on the Thailand Burma border in the magical jungle outside of Mae Hong Son, Thailand. You would be staying in a large 'Jungle Villa.'

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
  • 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

    This is a beautiful and remote area of Thailand...everyday and every activity will be an authentic cultural exchange (e.g. heading to the market).

    You will also have the opportunity to connect and work with the refugee villages who I work with.

    The villages are full of traditional skills including bamboo work, spear fishing, honey harvesting, guitar making, cooking, farming, weaving and jewelry making, to name a few. The people in the village are engaging and interested in practicing their English skills.

    I like to leave the cultural exchange to happen organically, however, you may be interested in learning the communities' traditional farming methods, teaching permaculture methods and supporting each other...

  • Help



    This is a super exciting opportunity for a team / couple to put your Perma Design skills to use!

    I am based in a jungle village outside of Mae Hong Son, Thailand, in a large, open-air, tree-house-esque home, on a river and a beautiful piece of land.

    The land has amazing amounts of fruit trees, however I am not using it to its fullest potential and would Love to do so. You would mostly have complete creative freedom to design the land! As well, I welcome creativity in our large Jungle Villa!

    The work that I do is with the local refugee communities. So, I personally spend a lot of time either in the communities or on my computer preparing for / promoting different projects.

    You will have the opportunity to connect with the communities as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Burmese: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You would be staying in the 'Jungle Villa.' It is large, beautiful, open-air, slightly dilapidated, wooden home.

    We have fiber optic internet and electricity. There was running water and hot showers. The home is furnished with a few beds and some fun furniture and mats.

    I have motorbikes available. It is also possible to rent a bicycle in town (and use to go in and out of town). It is also possible to commute by boat to the community.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be located in the mountainous jungle of northern Thailand, surrounded by villages, hikes, waterfalls, rice paddies, tea and coffee villages, hotsprings, etc.

  • 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

    5 hours per day, maximum 5 days a week

Host ref number: 681822941879

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