Help out at a Garden Center in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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    *** We are not taking volunteers at the moment ***

    Hello everyone
    Sa was dee ka everyone. We welcome volunteers to our garden center.

    We run a small garden center and used to do farm work grow rice & vegetable, merchant, investor and now selling trees and do garden works for more than 30 years, our place 10 km to Korat city. Korat which is 3 hrs from Bangkok in Northeast of Thailand. Towards Laos, Cambodia.

    We are independent family we have three grow up children. A younger son, elder daughter and her two children with us sometime and younger daughter living in Aus. Our family they are independent and have they own space.

    Nittaya favorite hobbies are
    1. Singing, dancing & listening to music
    2. Reading & listening holy teaching , Dhamma talk
    3. Enjoy time with tree , nature & animal that make me feel freedom, happy and compassion.

    Behind our house, we have a few chickens and small fish dam . We grow a few fruits tree and herb to use in household, small self - sufficiency.We would be very appreciative if you help around the house and garden center be Nittaya's helper, good company.

    We are looking for a handyman, friends/ couple or group of friends who can share one room together.

    You will be helping out along with Nittaya for start when you know how to do work you can start/continue work efficiency, independently till finish each job then move on to the next job.

    when you here translator /or voice translator is a must, any translator would be very helpful for Nittaya to understand you :)
    Nittaya got help with English her daughters/ niece so it is important before you come and also during your stay feel free to communicated though this workaway or whatsapp , FB messenger.
    Because Nittaya can only speak Thai language. Thanks for your patience in advance.

    All welcome
    Especially those who are genuinely in to practicing YOGA and/or MEDITATION, MINDFULNESSES, OPENED MINDED & RESPECTFUL :)

    Looking forward to meeting you. THANK YOU and please email to introduce about detail yourself, then arrival & maybe departure date.
    PS our family here speaks very little/ none of English. Thanks for your patience :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    😁Thai language,Thai and Isan (Laos) cooking and sometime Northern style. Feel free to help Nittaya anytime if you free and learn how to cook or prepare.
    😁Traditional Thai dancing cultural exchange and sometime enjoy modern style.
    😁Mix Thai way of simple living and eating.
    😁Variety of plant that grows in Thailand according to our garden center, Nursery plants,
    😁A few local nice temples just around the corner you can experience with us regularly real Thai people making merit. Rice farm behind garden,Local Thai every other day market close to home, etc

    😁Helper may cooked simple meals we suggested pasta, all food provided. We suggested you do at least one time during your stay. We are interested to try your cooking. But if you don't know to cook no worries.

    😁 *** If Nittaya go to temple she would like you to go to local temple near by together occasionally. And make sure you able to get up early on special day especially on Monk's day which is one a week if you know which day is monk day ( Holy day) you may get up early and cooked rice if you know how to, Nittaya will cook simple food, bring some fruits and take to temple & take opportunity to go to temple together, by foot or bicycle sometime motorbike. Everything will be over before 7 am morning on monk'day ***

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  • Help


    Initial from 2 weeks stays extended able for suitable people.
    Initial 1 months stays extended able for suitable people.

    Let us know if you wish to extended.

    First day of your arrival is your free day . You will work the next day. 5 days. After that you can have 2 days off.

    Your will mainly help Nittaya with daily task.
    1. In-House, help with cooking, cleaning, clean up after each meal, helpers helps wash the dishes and cookware, let air dry. Wipe down the table and kitchen bench top, sink.
    and cleaning house at least one or twice a week, down and upstairs of house sweep floor and mob and common senses is needed.

    2. In Garden each day can be differ job but in general maintaining each day
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ trim pot plants tree , an old leave trim it then sweep tidy up after then put leaves in blue bin, or place it at back of garden.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ weeding pot plant.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ watering the garden in morning or afternoon time for a few hrs you be aware of the systems :) you need assistant how to use and turn on and off properly otherwise it will ruin the water pump.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ occasionally change pot plants,
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ while we are working if a customer comes please pause what we are doing and come to greet the customers ( Sa was dee ka if you are a woman and sa was dee krub if you are a man) and call me in case i am not around. work Be around Nittaya while the customer is browsing and if they buy trees you will be helping me carry it to the customer vehicle which is usually parked at the front of the garden center, and say thank you & see you again to customer ( Khob khun ka/krub & Phob kan mai , ma xudnun mai na ka/krub ) if you wish to say.
    3. If you see thing need to be done and you are creative or have some differ skill you want to help feel free to ask Nittaya.
    4. Prefer someone who able to help out both in morning and afternoon on working day. And we preferred to provided all meals to our guest and volunteers your time.

    (And for those who are the good friend and suitable, welcome to continue/ break your journey and come visit and stay help with us as you wish )
    😍 During your stay ,😂Take off your shoe plz , Leave your dirty working cloth outside your room including your socks😁 complete the guestbook on your arrival
    😁Help yourself to the simple breakfast Cereals, fruits.
    😁Let us know if any inconvenience during your stay and we wish you enjoy your stay and good luck on your journey.

  • Languages spoken

    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in-house a private room, queen bed, with en-suite with hot shower

    and bathroom ,toilet in house available also and if you need extra single bed is also available

    & Unlimited free fast WiFi


    For Food

    Option 1. (We Preferred ) We provide all meals for our guests ,and volunteers 1 hr more of your time on working day.

    Option 2.
    Provide your own meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You may plan to go Sight - seeing / explore places by yourself on your other day off or after work anytime as easy Public transport or call Grab/taxi. You can also borrow our Bicycle to go cycling in the area. Or you may do this in city area before come to Nittaya.

    Hitch Hiking is not done or not common in Thailand. Or it could cost you more than local buses and to eliminate worries for Nittaya and especially if your are a female helper.

    If you prefer your own transport to elsewhere there are motorbike for rent in Korat city. ( Not recommended if you are not an experience driver)

    Our place less than 10km to Nakhonratchasima (Korat) city. Convenience & easy transport connection to Korat city & elsewhere in Thailand by train, buses, van, , taxi, local bus from our garden centre to Korat and everywhere in Thailand and neighbor country etc. You can use public transport to come/go anywhere from/to our garden center

    On Your departure day when you know date and time please organize the taxi or your own transport in advance.
    Nittaya can assistant or talk with the driver at garden Center before you leave to make sure you will get to New bus or old bus station and to make sure you get the right price & place.
    Here are some transport to the garden center. The bus or Song taw it will cost you from 20 - 40 baht. Taxi 200 to 400.
    1.The " Tha Chang bus" or ‘’ Tha Chang Song Taw’’ number 18
    2.Chukarat- Tha chang - Burirum-Surin bus
    3.Use an mobile application to call and use taxi service
    4.Panao Train station not far from garden if you use the train

    We will send you detail on PDF file how to get here, Monk day (Holy day) by email or what-app

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day for 5 days

Host ref number: 784747297671