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Help with garden related tasks and spend time with my family in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand

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  • Last activity: 22 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Sa was dee ka, everyone. I am Nittaya's daughter. We welcome volunteers to our garden centre to help in exchange for food and a room. We want to welcome you as part of our family :)

    We run a small garden center in Nakhon Ratchasima province (Thai people call it Korat). It is 20 minutes from Korat city. 1.5 hr from Khao Yai National Park, and 3 hrs from Bangkok in Northeast Thailand. Towards Laos, Cambodia. You can easily get a bus here from Bangkok.

    You will be helping out along with Nittaya to start, we will help you learn. When you know how to do work you can do it independently.

    Nittaya can only speak Thai and no English, other family members speak decent English. If they are not around you will need to use a translator to communicate with her, but she is very friendly and can help you learn by showing you.

    All welcome! Especially those who are into practicing yoga and meditation, mindfulness, open-minded & honest, respectful :)

    Looking forward to meeting you guys. Please introduce yourselves, then arrival & departure date if you know.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We can help you learn some Thai language, also Thai and Isan (Laos) cooking. Feel free to help Nittaya anytime and learn how to cook or prepare.
    I can show you how to do some traditional Thai dancing.
    Experience local Thai/Isaan culture with our family.
    We live in a very local area so can meet lots of local people and know how they live.
    You can cook something for us if you want, maybe spaghetti as it is easy to find but still special meal for us. we would like to try your cooking. If you do not want to though it is not a problem.
    Can go to the local temple on monk days with Nittaya.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    The first day of your arrival is your free day, and you can have 2 days off a week. You can pick whatever days off you want.

    You will mainly help Nittaya with daily tasks.

    You won't need to do all of these every day, it's up to you how you want to spend your time working :)

    1. In the house help with cooking, cleaning, clean up after each meal. Also occasionally playing with the kids, they are very young and cute.

    2. In the Garden each day can be a different job but in general maintaining each day
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ trim/weeding pot plants trees, sweep the leaves up and put them in the bin for compost.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ watering the garden :) need to be careful to use water pump correctly to not damage it, we will show you.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ greeting customers (say sawas dee krap if you are a man, and sa was dee ka if you are a woman).
    * Help customers carry trees a short distance to their vehicle.

    3. If you see thing need to be done and you want to help feel free to ask Nittaya.

    4. Prefer someone who can help out for a while both in the morning and afternoon. But very flexible

    (And for those who are good friend and suitable, always welcome to stay longer or come back and see us again.)
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    During your stay,please take off your shoes while inside (Thai culture). If your clothes get dirty in the garden, please change when you are inside the house.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Thai: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Lao: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Stay in a private room in our house. House has multiple bathrooms with showers.

    There are usually 4-5 people in the house depends who is here. Some older people and also one or two kids. We also have a rabbit and a cat for if you are allergic.

    We have a guestbook to remember our guests with some questions, please feel free to write in it :)
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    We provide you with all the food in exchange for helping us, no need to buy anything. Days off you can still have food here as well if you want :) We often eat meals together, but there is always snacks/food to have in the fridge as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Feel free to go Sightseeing/explore places by yourself on your days off or after work anytime. Easy to get public transport or call Grab/taxi. You can also borrow our Bicycle to go cycling in the area.

    If you prefer your transport to elsewhere there are motorbikes for rent in Korat city or you can use our one. ( Not recommended if you are not an experienced driver).

    Our place has easy transport connections to Korat city. From the city you can then get buses/trains to lots of other places in Thailand as well, and even Cambodia/Laos.

    On Your departure day when you know the date and time please organize the taxi/ Grab or your transport in advance.
    Nittaya can assist or talk with the driver at Garden Center before you leave to make sure you will get to the right place.
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    Here are some transport to the garden center. The bus or Song taw it will cost you from 20 - 40 baht. Grab/Bolt 150 to 300.
    1. The " Tha Chang bus" or ‘’ Tha Chang Song Taw’’ number 18
    2.Chukarat- Tha chang - Burirum-Surin bus
    4. Phanao Train station is not far from the garden if you use the train
    5. We can pick you up/drop you off if we are able to

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Just no dogs as we have a cat and a rabbit in the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 784747297671

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