Beach schooling, Cleanups, build a smokehouse and teach English in Port Dickson, Malaysia



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    We are a family 8 with six children aged between 22-6 years old and a grandma living within walking distance to the beach coast of the Straits of Melaka. The Tg Tuan forest reserve is a short drive away and it's gazetted as an Important Birding Area, especially for the migratory Raptors.
    Our family love the outdoors and conduct nature appreciation classes along the coastal shores and jungle.
    We live away from the city and lead a simple, back to basics life.
    Our current project is a smokehouse. It's halfway built, we need help to get it up and running.
    We have recently adopted a pet pig in addition to to four chickens. And part of our daily task is their upkeep.
    We are also looking into teaching the school going children in our small town the importance of good spoken and written English through language application, as many have a poor command of the language.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be exposed to our coastal wildlife as we hold regular outings at our beach and forest reserve. And certainly our alternative Unschooling methodology.

    You will be fully immersed in our Chinese culture and cuisine. You will be treated to authentic Chinese meals and if you are interested, trips to the market or fishing village , and we could cooking together. We enjoy cooking and eating! And we could also teach you Mahjong or the ancient board game GO

  • Help


    We need help in conducting Nature exploration classes along the beach, jungles and mangrove areas. Specifically on building the participants confidence in nature, trusting their instincts and being aware of their surroundings.

    Some building and woodworking skills in building a smokehouse and repairing a small treehouse. Knowledge in smoking meats would be added bonus. Or we could just experiment together.

    Language skills in teaching children with a poor command in English through everyday conversation and building as well as building and running a website together.

    We need help in building a chicken coop and an enclosure for our pet pig

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A detached guest room equip with a living room, a king-sized bed and a wooden loft with three single mattresses.
    Sufficient space for a small family.

    We provide 3 meals a day at home, pay your own if we eat out

    We provide breakfast only. You are welcome to use the kitchen to cook your meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your off days, you can hitch a ride with my husband, Kent, as he works in Kuala Lumpur and can drop you off in the nearest town of Seremban or Kuala Lumpur city center for a day of sightseeing.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5hours a day, 5 days a week

Mahjong is a great way to learn Chinese language and culture
Rock climbing
Our pet pig🐽
Beach School
Tree house makeover
Host ref number: 813535171292