Come and help create a little natural place on Koh Samui, Thailand

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  • Description

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    I'm setting up little natural place/nature camping, i'm looking for people who love to come join me. The main goal to set up this place is to accomodate volunteers from the animal rescuecenter on Koh Samui. There are many strayanimals on the island that need help. So we need lots of caring volunteers to come help us!

    I would love to create a little naturel place from recycled and natural materials. All in respect with nature. The plan is to create a campplace maybe some simple huts, a natural shower/ecotoilet, fruit and veggiegardens and a nice big fireplace to make lovely campfires! The idea is to create a peacefull little hideaway for lovely and conscient people. Like a big family of people who love to go back to basic, to live a more natural life and try to contribute to a better world!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work

  • Help

    Help

    We have to build it up from scrap. I try to create from as little as possible and from what nature provides us. We don't have big tools and the thai quality of tools is really poor unfortunately. People with natural building skills are more then welcome, it would also be great if you have some experience with permaculture or natural farming. Great if you are handy, or creative with what nature provides us.
    There probably will be some animals around, so better be an animal lover! : )

    I often foster puppy's from the big rescue centre. Next to it i sometimes go on rounds to feed dogs on the streets. Experience with animals, or vets&vet's assistents are more then welcome too.

    The work would mainly exist out of building up the place, cleaning up the land, building the huts, trying to grow something in the veggie gardens, the ants and insects keep on eating all the little plants so untill now its no succes. We could make some natural fences. And if you like, you are more then welcome to help at the animal rescue shelter.
    And next to it just be here and enjoy.

    If you can play an instrument that would be great! I'm really looking forward to having campfire nights with music!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, French, German. A little spanish and italian and trying to learn Thai..

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the beginning in tents, later in natural huts or in whatever beautiful things we will create. If you have your own tent that would be the best, it gives you the most freedom and privacy. Or if you have a hammock with mosquitonet it will do too. Just put your little home on a beautiful spot in our little jungle. We have no electricity or running water. So all is really simple but thats also really beautiful. Its amazing to discover that you actually don't need a lot here in "Paradise". We just wash/shower with water we get from a little stream nearby and use candles and the fire as light.
    We are in the middle of the thai bush bush so be aware we have lots of beautiful animals here, so also some beautiful spiders and snakes, but most of them are harmless. By times we also have lots of mosquito's and ants so make sure you bring some reppelent.

    Because i'm setting up the place and have quiet a lot off expenses, i'm just an unpaid volunteer myself.. I unfortunately can't offer food. I know places where you can buy delicious food for a little price. We could also cook all together with fresh and healthy products you can buy for almost nothing on the markets.

    I'm vegetarian and it would be great if you are too but no problem if you aren't. But i only cook vegetarian.

    We try do be as natural as possible and don't want to put any chemicals in the beautiful nature, so i would like to ask you to only use natural&biodegradable products. Maybe we can also create natural bodyproducts ourselfs!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I think it would be wonderfull to be with a lovely group of likeminded people, a place where we can inspire.. help.. and learn from eachother.

    For me it is also a new experience, i gave up all back home in Holland. I've helped at workaway places to learn. Ive been to amazing places where they live natural and simple. So i have seen it's really possible. Now its time to create my own dream. It would be wonderfull if you come join!

    Koh Samui is a very busy touristic island, but our little place is in the more quiet southern part of Samui. We are in the middle of the Bush Bush, but on motorbike only ten minutes from a beautiful beach, shops and the dogrescuecentre. Its nice to explore the island on motorbike or mountainbike. Samui still has some lovely secluded beaches, and some beautiful nature to explore.

    If you would like to go explore. I know a good reliable place where you can rent motorbikes for a good price.

    Our place is quiet a bit out of the way, we only have a small shop at 5 min walking distance. Further its for sure a half hour walk to the beach, shops and the dogrescue. So if you want to get around best is to rent a motorbike or bike.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours, 5 days a week (food not included) Depending on what we would like to create that day! Next to it you are allways more then welcome to help at the rescue centers.

The eco toilet/shower to be..
Little thai and organic pumpkins.
My first wonderfull workawayers from France! Couldnt have wished for a better team to start the project.
The \"kitchen\" to be!
It is starting to look like something!
Our first little campsite.
Getting creative with palmleaves..
Beautiful and tasty but spicy spicy cheap food at a nearby market!
The first parts of a beautiful natural hut, created by my wonderfull first workawayers.
A little patient with a big wound.
Our lovely little cookingstove!
Our first Bonfire!!
One of the most beautiful beaches of koh samui only ten min away from our place.




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