We are a bungalows resort, a restaurant, a thai cooking school, a yoga shala. A thai cultural center in project with training for art, language, permaculture and more yoga.
OUR PHILOSOPHY :
Our resort team is very attached to local roots, we stain to preserve the 10 years ago Thailand style, a Thailand a bit reckless, naive, not always well organized but very human. A smiling Thailand, which seeks pleasure in the details of everyday life, which is attached to its roots, its culture, which fully assumes what it is without really worrying about the big world.
In our bubble, our little world, we use very little cement, chemicals, Western music, we focus on human more than efficiency …. we are trying to preserve this territory of the progress of mass tourism, of a logic of profitability any case.
Very concerned about our environment, we develop our land in permaculture, we try to use organic products that we sometimes « home made », sometimes with visitors, we take great care of all the greenery around and try to make our garden a poetic walk.
Very active in the local community, we participate and are force of proposals for a set of fields. Respect for local architecture, urban planning, sustainable development, cleanings of the island logic, the systems of wastewater treatment, solidarity between us, the party and donations to temples ….
What we want to share with visitors, this is a place where there is meeting of cultures, interculturality, where people think with us, or arranges meeting times around game, sport, artistic creation, dance …. This is a place where people feel comfortable with each other and shall exchange easily at the end … a place where tourists can actually experience things with local people, meet this Thailand that we love and feel deeply.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
This is a community. All the staff work and live here, so you'll feel the thai rythm and you're free to exchange with them, as they are usualy happy to share.
PLEASE PICK ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC OPTION(S):
Note: We receive too many emails from volunteers to be able answer everybody; we are sorry about it but we cannot have somebody working full time on this! We answer when the offer matches our needs. If it doesn't, or if we already have volunteers for a mission, we will not answer.
Volonteers get : access to a kitchen, a washing machine, on site activities, a room in the garden or a bed in the traditionnal house, 30% off at our restaurant and a 15OB/day food budget (sometimes you can get a little bit more for yoga teachers). It means you buy or prepare your own food, you can join with other volonteers to cook or eat in the street.
NOW 06/02/20 :
10 february to 23 March : Couple, woman or man rooms available ( options 6, 3, 9, 10)
OPTION 1 YOGA: 9th March-8th April 2020, 27th June-3rd July 2020 and from 20th October 2020;
OPTION 2 KIDS CLUB: From march 2020 and All year round
OPTION 1 : YOGA TEACHER / 1 yoga teachers in low season (01/04-31/10), 2 or 3 in high season. Now the courses are on the deck on the lagoon. 1 or 2 courses/day of 1h/1h30.
Now we are the main yoga center of the island, our spirit is a blend of spiritual and physical practice.
OPTION 2 : KIDS' CLUB / 1 or 2 volunteers ideally a French speaker and an English speaker. Please check our separate Workaway profile 'Kids Club Koh Chang' for more details but you can still apply here.
OPTION 3 : GARDEN & PERMACULTURE / Watering, composting, creating new garden, planting, vertical gardens... And you are also welcome to propose us some projects and creations.
OPTION 4 : ENGLISH COURSES / we could be happy to receive a volunteer who can teach english to all the people around : all staffs (cambodian and thai), friends of staffs, people from village, why not some kids living around...5h/day could be 3 courses per day with differents level. Need very pedagogy knowledge.
OPTION 5 : ART
The concept we have is 1 bungalow/1 artist, we already received more than 15 differents artists to design bungalows.
Inside and balconny or garden, can be any art, painting, sculpture....the goal is to create a global atmosphear. We can provide a budget to also change lights, furnitures....and we can help for construction of something.
At first you will have to submit your idea with little draft, and if we ok we choose together when how long and which bungalow.
OPTION 6 : LAND ART/ STREET ART , We can imagine to mix Organic garden, permaculture and land art, we already did some few installations and are ready to create an "open air land art museum". Only real artist admitt.
It is also about pannels in the garden to explain plants and some painting in some walls or pillars.
OPTION 7 : ECO-SYSTEM / is to create water treatment system for the bathroom of your bungalow, using the technique you want, with garden or tank- filter...And then re-use the water for the garden around. We need you to have the knowledge.
OPTION 8 : Aquaponic fish farming : We already have 5 tanks with baby fish and 10m after a pound for big fishs, between the 2 space, we would like to have vertical garden using water from baby fish in a continuous system. 3 goals : 1° To explain and communicate about this system 2° To grow vegetable 3° To grow fish.
For this project we will need also a vermicompost to feed the fish.
If you have some knowledge, let us know and come to join !
OPTION 9 :
CARPENTER : We have many ideas of wooden big game for kids and adults to build and at the end decorate with artist to have a kind of natural artistic playground.
OPTION 10: Communication/ We now have the tools (pics, videos, website...) and nice graphic design but we need some help to promote our place. We need to apply a communication plan, some partnership, we need to study and find the good place to promote on the web, speak on forum, choose the good web network....We also can receive someone who want to make short movie, mix Art & promotion of the place with a story.
OPTION 11 : Permaculture pannels: we would like to create different panels to explain what mean permaculture and what we do in our place. Our resident graphic designer is ready to work but at first we need to prepare the contents, find the good way to explain....So just need someone interested in flora and permaculture, curious, able to collect information from people and write texts comprehensible to all.
We have a traditionnal thai house to receive volonteers (4 beds)
We have 2 simple bungalows in the garden
Here there is the best thai cooking school of the island. In Koh Chang, all is possible : diving, snorkeling, sailing or kayaking, boat to the islands, fishing in the lagoon, jungle trails, swimming pools in resorts, sunday beach volley, biking, parties...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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