I've just moved to a beautiful spot in the jungle, with a view looking out to sea. It's unique for Phuket - the best of both worlds, beautiful peace and queit, but with world class entertainment not far away. I'm thoroughly in love with the place.
It's got 1 rai (about an acre) of the most lush and nutriant rich organic soil in Thailand. It's at the top of a hill on a peninsula, so we breathe clean, beautiful air.
It's only 7 minutes down the hill to the (amazing) beaches (swerve the sleeping dogs in the road - it's that quiet), and 15 from real night life action of Phuket Town and beyond. I completely flat line chill here. At night all you hear are jungle sounds, it's wonderous.
I've always wanted to grow my own food and I now have a garden area to do that. I am following permaculture techniques that I am happy to share them. It's yet to get underway really as we are focussing on the house. Search 'Morag Gamble, No Dig Gardening' on Youtube for an idea of what we are intending doing.
We are also rennovating the apartments, so we need all sorts of skillsets. There will be 5 or 6 people here. It's a lovely project to do, so the vibe is mellow and peaceful with a few parties thrown in :)
I'm looking for enthusiasm and for people who are trustworthy, keen to get stuck into the project and who, most of all, will give it some love. It's an amazing experience for the right people and it's not ridiculously hard work, so you can chill and enjoy the experience. I will have every step ready and explain.
The house itself is, well think New York loft in the jungle. It has a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom. It's all very open plan and a delight to live in as you feel like part of the jungle,. The other two apartments, which are for Workawayers are currently i progress but lovely and epic views. I am sooo happy here. I think you would be too. Pictures will follow once we have finished the decorating renovations.
Beaches are all around as we are on the Southern tip of one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand (albeit parts are tourist trodden now, the south still has charm and old-style Thailand).
There is obviously lots of jungle flora and fauna, however we have no poinsonous spiders here. There are snakes but sightings are rare. The wildlife is amazing.
Don't come if you don't like Indian food :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We know where to go and what to see, what to eat and what to do. We're happy to pass on this experience.
We run an organic garden, complete with chickens following permaculture strategies. I will be happy to pass on all I have learned on the subject. once complete the garden will feed 10 or more people.
We also offer the experience of working with a start-up digital business in a foreign land. We've been nomads since 1995 and digital nomads since 1999, it's not a new thing :) Previous Workawayers have walked away from here knowing how to live and work on the road, a skill that will now be with them for life. Between the housemates, we have run and sold between 20 and 30 businesses all over the world. This is currently working with the likes of Vodafone, Orange, FIFA, BBC and other major, global, brands. Working with us will give you an insight into how we have done this. As I write this I look out onto a view of the ocean, this is my working life and we have shown others how to do the same. This is a unique experience for those looking to travel and find their way/ themselves in the world.
Currently looking for a carpenter who can make furniture, just simple style but quality workmanship needed
Bought, literally, probably a tonne of recycled wood that we are making into all sorts of things.
Dec 15th onwards.
- GARDENER; PERMACULTURE EXPERIENCE OR SOMEONE UP FOR SOME DIGGING (AND LEARNING)
We have (currently) the garden planned, but only a few beds done by no dig method
Need someone to push the garden on
Have chickens and focussing on water retention as a priority - this year we are in the worst drought for 40 years
Experience would be good.
Needs attention to detail
- WEB DEV
Someone to build a small website for the house
Also to put the Workaway and visitor manual online
Content is written (in 2 languages)
I work in web so easy to work with
Wordpress is probably best
Longer term position
- Fully flexible hours
- Community style working atmosphere
- Your own private quarters (private bath) with a stunning view
- Absolute peace and quiet
- Great spot to work from
- Some of Phuket's most beautiful and deserted beaches very close by (5 mins on a scooter)
- Just jungle noises at night, birdsong in the morning
- Chickens and fresh organic eggs free, when laid.
- Gardening Help Needed - Experience Not Essential
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The apartments are stunning open plan types, think NY loft style with a jungle and sea view. Sea Eagles patrol the area in the morning. It's pure bliss.
Generally, there are 5 or 6 of us here permanently.
Separate, very private, apartment accommodation. Private bathroom
Fibre internet - better than what I was just using in the UK and it's in the jungle!
We're in Cape Panwa, South Phuket. Phuket is the number 1 holiday destination in Thailand for one main reason; it's truly beautiful. I've lived here for 8 years, so I can give you very good advice on what to do whilst here. It's a perfect introduction to Thailand.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I've been a nomad since the mid '90's, built our first site in 94, sold a website to Yahoo! for 17 million Australian $ and am CEO for FanChants.com - as I write we are bidding to do the sounds for football games behind closed doors.
This host can provide space for campervans.
We have 3 dogs, cat and 10 chickens that are domesticated. 3 Hornbills and about 25 sea eagles as well as other animal friends. As long as your animal can behave then no worries.
More than two
Maximum 25hrs per week with 2 days off - evening meal during week + apartment
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