Help needed for organic gardening and natural buildings in Northern Thailand



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  • 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 also want to become a place where local people and foreigners can discover and learn about eco friendly, economical and easily replicable ideas, systems and techniques (solar panels, wind turbines, earth ovens, rocket-stoves, solar heaters etc. 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 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

    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 hours of discussion about some local/global issues, Thai culture, ways people can become more self-sufficient and self-reliant.

  • Help


    *************** Last minute *****************

    We are looking for volunteers to help us for:
    – Plastering the walls of our latest small earth home (with hands and trowel) using earth, sand and rice husk
    – Making raised beds in our garden

    Stay with us for one or two weeks. We will work from Monday to Friday
    Free meals and simple accommodation in a private tent.


    We are about 30 minutes from Chiang Rai. You can get there by taxi (about 600 baht, 20 USD). Otherwise – if we are available – we can pick up volunteers at Chiang Rai for a fee (300 bahts, 10 USD).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Simple but comfortable accommodation in a dormitory or - if you prefer - a private tent (one or two person).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We sometimes go to visit the surroundings during days off (meditation center, organic farm, local market, temples etc). Otherwise, after work, they can walk around the place and see lovely rice paddy fields and fruit trees plantations.
    Meals will be mostly with meat or fish for lunch as we order food from local restaurants which has limited vegetarian dishes options. We usually cook ourselves vegetarian food for diner. We can't provide vegan food as it is not possible to accommodate every one, so we are asking vegan people to be quite 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.

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    • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 856771263686