Help needed for building with earth, wood and bamboo in Northern Thailand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We've started to set up a learning centre near Chiang Rai to promote natural building techniques mainly utilizing earth, straw, timber and bamboo. We are only a couple (French, Thai) and really need some help from motivated volunteers to help us to move forward faster and make our (ambitious) project come true as soon as possible :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    Volunteers will learn natural building skills suitable in various climates and part of the world, as well as organic gardening skills. We usually spend with volunteers time for discussing about some local/global issues related to environment, self-reliance etc

  • Help


    We need help mostly for building with earth on our land (making earth bricks, plastering walls with earth etc) as well as bamboo and wood. The volunteers may also sometimes help for gardening too (making new garden beds, weeding etc). We want to have people who stay 2 weeks because it takes some time to explain the work at the beginning.
    **** Specific positions/skills needed for May and June 2024 ****
    Earth building
    Wood work, carpentry
    Permaculture/gardening to help to make several types of compost and improve soil fertility

    We are about 30 minutes from Chiang Rai. You can get there by taxi (about 300-400 bahts).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Simple accommodation in a private tent (one or two person).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Meals will be mostly with meat or fish for lunch and diner as we order food from local restaurants which have no vegetarian dishes options. Volunteers having vegetarian diet requirements will need to prepare their meals for themselves, unless they are flexible.
    Wifi and electricity (220 V) are available.
    We ask all volunteers to have their own health insurance, and be sure they are physically fit for such work.
    We ask all volunteers to refrain from any illegal drug use or excessive drinking in our centre.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 856771263686

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