Experience the Vietnamese culture in an authentic ethnic minority's house located in a nature reserved area




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  • Description


    We are a couple running a home/ a project.
    Our house is re-built up from an old wooden house of Muong people (an ethnic minority group in Vietnam) with 2 floors in apx 150 meters square, inside a big garden about 1000 meters square included a pond.
    It is located in a small village in Ninh Binh district, 90km from Hanoi.
    We are promoting eco lifestyle, learning to live harmoniously with nature and culture in rural areas. (We grew up in the city. Due to the fact that there are many polluted problems and pressures of job in urban life, we have decided to back and live in countryside since September 2018)
    We are interested in Vietnamese tradional handcrafted techniques, so practical workshops are provided some weekends.
    Our house is a part of this community that are friendly and connect each other tightly. Neighbors and children visit us every day.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have opportunities to understand about traditional cultures of Vietnam. Learning by doing together is our strategy for both owners and volunteers.
    You could experience handicrafted tasks and learn the way people do in the tropical weather.

  • Help


    Landscape design for a big garden (about 2000 meters square)
    Bamboo and mud construction (earth houses) for creating some bangalows.
    Painting some walls in the house
    Needlework (sewing, embroidery, mend,...)
    We also share a small library and playground for children here. So sometimes we may ask volunteers for teaching English or painting for children.
    We DO NOT accept smokers

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Vietnamese

  • Accommodation


    We stay together in an ethnic minority's house made 100% from woods and bamboo without metal.
    The sleeping space are on the 2nd bamboo floor. We provide mat, blankets, pillows and mosquito net for volunteers.
    We use local food which are fresh and seasonal for meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Located in a beautiful village that in front of a green and quite river, there are mountains at the rear of the village.
    Theses are a part of Van Long Nature Reserve area. Therefore, the landscape and environment are wonderful for nature lovers.

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    • 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

    max 25 hours with 2 days off

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