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Imagine Thailand. No, not the one you usually see on television, no floating market or trained monkeys. The real Thailand. Where life passes on with it's own unique style and rate. Where musical birds provide soundtracks to the glowing sunset. Somewhere deep in Thailand’s northeastern countryside known as Isaan, experience a Thailand before Lonely Planet made us less lonely.
Having studied and worked in SF California, I realized it wasn't the life I wanted to live. I moved back to Thailand to help my family start a farmstay and campgrounds with the help from volunteers from all around the world. The work is hard, but the reward is that satisfying feeling when you know you've really contributed and made a real difference.
With the closest city being over 30km away, travelers who want to avoid loud nightlife, busy roads, or tourist traps will appreciate the distance. Allowing more time for books, blog/work/updates, or spending quality couple’s time discovering rural Thailand together.
If you know how to ride a scooter, you can rent one in PakChong and drive it to the farmstay. There is also public transportation to the farm which is easy to use. We will send you a video showing exactly how to get here by the local bus, which is an experience in itself.
We are looking for people who are wanting a quiet place to rest, help out with tasks in the mornings and you have the afternoons and evenings free.
I really hope we get the chance to work with you all! Till then, I wish you safe travels and grand adventures!
Help around the house
Immersing yourself in the nature of the Thai countryside, walk down to the local village for cold drinks and snacks and practice your Thai.
There is plenty of time to take things in, go for a walk or hike, personal projects/online work, or just hang out in the hammock.
On the weekends, you can camp at Khao Yai park or visit the former ancient kingdom (now just a city with a moat) of Korat. The huge Save One night market in Korat is an adventure. These trips are fun, but can be difficult to get back by Monday morning if you don't have your own transportation.
Please note we only accept volunteers above 20 years old at this farm.
Volunteer's name must match their passport and have a current visa.
The closest hospital is over a hour away. Due to this we are unable to host volunteers with medical conditions.
During the morning, we all work together, it will help familiarize you with job at hand if you don't have alot of practice with that particular skill. There are varied types of work that need to be done, so in one week you may have done a variety of chores or just worked on one really big project. It really depends on the priorities at that time.
After work, Workawayers have their own building (shared with other workawayers) and your free time is yours to do as you like. There is enough time to catch up on work, blogs or go exploring in the village. If you want to go exploring over the weekend, all we ask is that you be back by Monday morning for the start of work.
Currently the farm project is planting Tamarin trees and setting up camping areas (clearing jungle, building raised platforms and bathrooms)
Cutting the tall grass with weed whacker machine, mowing the lawns with a lawn mower and picking up dead branches on the ground are other chores we need help with.
We'll always need help sweeping and mopping.
We are an eco-friendly farm, no hunting, no chemicals.
We have a volunteer housing with wifi, clean bathrooms and western toilets...all the important luxuries :) We currently have a maximum of five volunteer positions.
For 5 hours Mon-Fri, (weekends off) in exchange for accommodations and we also provide a kitchen with basic food staples (rice, eggs, oil, sauces etc.). At some seasons, there are fruits and vegetables on the farm which the volunteers are welcome too. Volunteers will also enjoy visiting the food shops in the village for an even greater cultural exchange.
We start work early to avoid the heat. Sometimes we'll end early, sometimes the projects will require us to stay longer.
"Please note" As you're reading our reviews that some things have changed since our friends were last here. We no longer raise sheep as we are moving towards more fruit trees that work well with camping. Volunteers cook for themselves and sometimes in a group. We provide the kitchen and basic ingredients. Meats and groceries are sold in the local village. There is a small restaurant that is usually open.
work starts at 7:00am
Work ends 12:00pm
Things to do.
Find a shady tree and read a book, put up a hammock and take a nap, go swimming in the pond, start a campfire at night, take it easy. Perfect for the aspiring writers who needs to escape the commercialized distractions that comes from tourism.
We are located close to Korat and the Khao Yai National Park, perfect for weekend trips or scooter adventures.
This part of Thailand is primarily agriculture and is untouched by Western tourism. The local people here are conservative in nature so we ask that you dress appropriately. Please no bikinis, short shorts, reveling tank tops, ect.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We all work together in the morning, leaving the afternoon and evenings free for whatever you want to do. We have internet on the farm and good phone signal for hot spotting.
More than two
5 hours a day. Monday - Friday
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