Help us to create a new eco-village in Nantou, Taiwan

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Taiwan

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  • Description

    Description

    We are creating a new Eco-Village in beautiful Nantou county overlooking the stunning Central Mountains. Our goal is to create a more meaningful, healthy and sustainable holistic existence by bringing together environmental, aesthetic and spiritual principles. Through shared land and housing, reduced material consumption and dependence on money, villagers will be able to devote their time and energy to developing the physical and mental well being and personal characteristics of its people. By sharing and combining our energy, talents and abilites we can create a vibrant and meaningful community which we hope can be a model in Taiwan for a more conscious life, where there is time to nurture the land and our fellow humans.
    As our community is still in its infancy it is a very exciting time to be involved with many new projects on the horizon.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • 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

    There is lots to experience and learn during your stay here from sustainable building practices, organic farming and food preservation to outdoor skills such as hiking, camping and river tracing. Depending on your time here you can join us in many other communal activities including meditation, arts and crafts, calligrahy, Tai chi and guqin - the traditional chinese zither - as well experiencing authentic Chinese and Taiwanese language and culture.

  • Help

    Help

    Our main focus at the moment is on completing the bamboo houses and planting/preparing the nearby land for growing food however there are always many different activities under way. Depending on the day or season these include food preperation, harvesting, crafts projects, simple carpentry and repairing and beautifying the space. Future projects include the construction of a workshop, ecological toilets, outdoor cob kitchen and home-made solar heaters using natural building methods such as rammed earth, cob, stick frame and straw bale.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    chinese,English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide tents under bamboo with outdoor shower and wood stove. If the weather is bad can live together in the main building in a simple but comfortable dorm style space with kitchen, hot water (we have a massive, beautifully hand-crafted bathtub and shower room), toilet and unlimited internet. We all cook our food and eat together as a family using fresh ingredients found in the nearby village. Often we get fresh fruit from the farm or our friendly neighbors’ farms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The villege is in Nantou province that is full of beautiful places to visit, including many high mountains trail(over 3000m), Sun moon lake and rivers. Visitors can also spend their time to see these nice places for the free days .And there are temples and meditation centers near by,like Chung Tai Chan Monastery and Vipassana Meditation Centre.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week









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