Help with transforming my place to a sustainable homestay while learning about Thai culture in Pang Nga, Thailand

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    I was a SCUBA instructor for many years and own a small resort for budget traveller and scuba divers. Now I am retired. I am planning to transform my place to a small organic farm, mainly practicing permaculture and aquaponic. I am new to this so I want to learn together with the helpers. My knowledge of gardening I’ve learned in my youth.

    The project is now in progress.
    Since my health it’s not the best I am looking for help of any kind, digging, painting, cleaning, etc. Please send me a message when you are willing to work 5 hours daily. I am open for new ideas of sustainable thinking people. My policy for this project is nobody works for exhaustion, live is short and everyday should be enjoyable. Only half day in farm, half day for rest and cycling/ exercise/ activities.

    I am 58 years old and had a couple different jobs in life. I know a lot about Thai culture, cooking, plants, etc and are willing to share my knowledge with interested people.

    In the future I am planning to get some chickens and a goat.

    Note for workawayer

    1/ I prefer volunteer that can work for 1 month or at least 3 weeks
    2/ 3 days after I reply and do not reply my message, I will accept.
    3/ family with children below 15 years old, I do not accept.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    I was a retired anthropologist, I did many research about Asian elephant in many aspects.
    Volunteer can learn Thai culture in deeply theory analysis, if volunteer interested in SCUBA diving I can teach as well. Further even so I am male, I know how to cook traditionally thai food and can teach that as well.

  • Help


    I need someone who loves plant especially in organic farm, permaculture, aquaponic.
    I am transforming my asset from budget accommodation to be organic farm stay so I need man power to collect wood weed and grass in the bush near by to build permaculture

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Thai: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I graduated BA in Thai linguistic and literature, foreigners can learn Thai language based on an academic way.

  • Accommodation


    Budget Fan Room, sharing toilet, hot shower and Wi-Fi all area, swimming pool, fitness training area and organic vegetation.

    in term of food, all workawayer can have organic food, surely vegetable which available from farm. I support food, breakfast and lunch, Dinner workawayer may like to hang out enjoy their meal at local market outside.

    I will cook Thai food and home made bread people can eat together

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My place is not far from the main central of Khao Lak, surrounded by natural bush, just 10 minutes walk to Bang Niang market and 20 minutes to the closest beach. It’s located at the edge of National Park, so wild birds are seen a lot for feeding here, eg.Kinfisher, Lap Wing Flower Pecker,. Heron, Open bill stork etc. I am have some bicycles that can be used for free.

    Khao Lak is known for its beautiful beaches, waterfalls, nature and not that big tourism.

    Other wild animal such as flying fox, bat, squirrel and jungle flaw are also living around.

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have a big parking lot where is enough space for cars and campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Since I have myself 2 dogs and 4 cats, I am welcoming further pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 928158367142

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