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Come and help with natural building in Pai, Thailand

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    ***May 20 Update***

    Hello!
    We have been taking a well earned break from hosting volunteers but we are back. We will be hosting workawayers once again.
    Jobs will include but not limited to; making earth bricks, carpentry, plumbing, plastering, concreting, gardening, composting, planting.

    Please understand we cannot accept everyone as we receive a high volume of messages, being one of the only active hosts in the region.
    We will accept as many volunteers as we are able to, so don't be afraid to get in touch with a short, well worded message addressing why you would like to volunteer at our project and learn about Natural Building and sustainable living.
    In exchange for 4hrs work 8.30am-12.30pm, with a break, we provide rice and condiments, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit in the morning. You will be responsible for you own cooking and meals however we do enjoy cooking so often we will have a family dinner where everyone contributes.
    Thank you and hope to see you soon
    Isaac & Kleaw

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    Our names are Kleaw and Isaac. My family and I own this land, creating a natural building project using resources from our local Thai community. We are located near Baan Tin That village (5 km away from Pai in the direction of Chiang Mai, Thailand).

    We teach people to build with local and eco-friendly materials in the form of earth brick, earth bag, cobb, and preserved bamboo. Our goal is to share our knowledge and create awareness. So that together we can change the current idea of non eco-friendly and expensive ways of construction. Our dream is to have 10 small unique natural buildings on the surrounding property which provides as much organic food and sustainable life as possible.

    We would love to have people come over and share sustainable experiences with each other. We love to collaborate new ideas and creative minds to make mud art sculptures, beautiful buildings, and gardens. You do not need to have many skills to apply and only an open heart and positive attitude. We are an intentional community and want to keep a quiet relaxing presence with a supportive atmosphere so you can absorb the magic of Northern Thailand.

    ***Please only apply if you are ready to live a simple and healthy lifestyle in a small community. We are looking for people who want to live in an intentional way with the earth, respectful to everyone, and are open to learning new skills. Anyone who is accepted to join this community will undergo a trial period of 3 days and we will decide if it is a good fit.***

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    -They going to stay near a small local village that still is similar to how people lived long ago in Pai.
    -They will see how local people farm and the way they live in harmony with nature.
    -They will learn about natural building (earth brick, earth bag, treated bamboo, and making eco-friendly foundations).
    -They will learn about the local materials for their suitability in a natural building.
    -They will get to know new people from all over the world and make new friends.
    -They will have plenty of free time to explore the Pai valley.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteer here in natural building & Living in Pai!
    As a volunteer, you'll receive a unique hands-on learning experience on a wide range of projects, such as:
    -Planting trees/Cutting trees (Teak wood,Bamboo) for building
    -Working with hand-tools to build houses and furniture using locally-sourced wood, bamboo, earth, and other recyclables
    -Living Healthy and Environmentally Friendly
    -Routine work taking care of the tools, making earth bricks, water the plants, help to cook & prepare food, clean up the public space, checking guests in and making sure they are comfortable, and help with taking care of the dogs (there are 4!)

    *️️️We ask for about 15-20 hours of work/week, some weeks there might be more and others less, it all depends on the work needed.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

    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

    What We Provide
    - A place to sleep.
    - Dormitory or Private House with all the sleeping arrangements (bed, sheets, pillow, mosquito net, etc.)
    - A bathroom with hot water shower (to be shared with host but not guests)
    -Bamboo kitchen complete with a refrigerator & stove, cooking utensils, drinking water.
    - If you prefer to sleep in a tent, there's plenty of good camping spots scattered around the farm and big trees for hanging a hammock.
    - Quiet peaceful place with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, access to traditional Thai lifestyle, and the music of nature!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm
    After building my house I just couldn’t believe that I actually did it. I built my dream house with my own bare hands, and every day when I woke up I felt great about it. I then decided I wanted to help other people make their dream houses as well. That’s when I began building an education center in natural building and living. After 2 years I am ready to show people how to build in a natural and cost friendly way!


    Pai in the Mae Hong Son province has become increasingly popular among tourists over the last 10 years, however it still remains a unique place for people who love nature.
    Pai is a small valley about 6 x 30 km across surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of mountains.
    There are many waterfalls, hot springs, viewpoints, and canyons. Also a beautiful cave an hour drive away from Pai next to the village Bann tin that. Pai is known as a hippy place for its chill atmosphere, music, and art, and there are plenty of things to do at night too!


    How to get to us!
    Minivan from Chiang Mai to Pai
    We recommend taking the Aya service minivan from Chiang Mai to Pai can be bought. Search on Google maps for the Aya Service in Chiang Mai.
    It costs 200 baht per person and the drive takes about 3 or 4 hours. It’s an extremely curvy road through the mountains so for anyone who gets car sick, it’s advised to buy motion sickness pills at a 7/11.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 825684419844

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