Electrician/ Handy DIY Person/ Couple Needed: Eco Project in a Beautiful Jungle Apartment with a Magnificent Sea View in Phuket, Thailand




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    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 signtings are rare.

    Don't come if you don't like Indian food :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 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.

  • Help


    Handy Man and Handy Girl Needed - skills needed in any or all of the following areas:

    - Electrician
    - Gardening Help Needed - Experience Not Essential
    - Carpenter
    - Plumber
    - Painter and decorator
    - Help keep the house going
    - Cooking

    - Fully flexible hours
    - Community style working atmosphere
    - Your own private quarters with a stunning view
    - Absolute peace and quiet
    - Great spot to work from, beaches very close by
    - Trustworthy and hardworking couple needed

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Basic Thai

  • Accommodation


    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 3 of us here permanently. Both are very cool and peaceful people.

    Separate, very private, apartment accommodation.

    Fibre internet - better than what I was just using in the UK and it's in the jungle!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Thailand is Thailand. We're in Cape Panwa, South Phuket. It's the number 1 holiday destination in Thailand for one main reason, it's truly beautiful. We've lived here for 7 years, so I can give you very good advice on what to do whilst here. It's a perfect introduction to Thailand.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25hrs per week with 2 days off - evening meal during week + apartment

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