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We are striving to create a vibrant and transformational artists community where you will connect intimately with nature, explore your soul, strengthen your body and expand your mind. At the center of the community is the founder, Dao Anh Khanh, one of Vietnam’s most prolific artists. Mr Khanh started the project in order to create his art and share it with the world - environmental art, exceptional architecture, performance art, painting, and more. It has been born from Khanh’s dream to create a self-sustainable community of spirited individuals who are artistic by nature.
This space offers you the opportunity to unplug from the stresses and distractions of our everyday lives in order to live simply and mindfully, in harmony with nature, while contributing your creativity, energy and passions to help make our community a beautiful and nurturing place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Our hopes to inspire transformational change in the lives of those who stay here by encouraging them to explore their bodies, minds and spirits. In order to help guide our guests and volunteers on this journey, we strive to offer a variety of retreats, events, workshops and activities. The types of opportunities you will find here include: performing arts, painting, drawing and sculpting, healing arts, massage, yoga, meditation, tantra, martial arts, outdoor education, natural building, permaculture practices, cooking classes, natural shampoo and soap making, and much more.
Our intentional community is located on 10 hectares of beautiful jungle in Hoa Binh (60 km from Hanoi). Surrounded by stunning landscapes, running streams and waterfalls, this oasis is the perfect escape for anyone looking to take a break from the chaos of the modern world. The landscape itself is dotted with whimsical art installations created by the incredible Dao Anh Khanh, and walking through the land feels like a fairy tale, where you never know what you may find around the next corner. It is a place that exemplifies harmony between nature, art and love, and serves as the perfect environment for our guests to explore their creativity, strengthen their bodies and broaden their minds. The valley itself is within walking distance of Lam Son, a small town that offers several local coffee shops, restaurants, shops and a daily market for guests to explore, connect with locals and get a feel for the daily pace of life in Vietnam.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
As mentioned, volunteers will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned Vietnamese artist Dao Anh Khanh, the ability to participate in workshops and events put on by talented people from around the world, and will have the chance to immerse themselves as much as they want in the village just outside of the valley, whether just taking a stroll through the market or volunteering your time to teach English in a local school.
Our volunteer program is for creative and compassionate people with open minds and hearts who are looking to contribute meaningfully to our vision for our community. If you have a particular skill, passion or idea that you want to contribute to, or are interested in developing new skills by participating in ongoing projects, please reach out so we can discuss what role you see yourself playing in our community. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help mindfully shape a culture of creativity, compassion and love that we are striving for. You will get the chance to work with Khanh, an internationally renowned artists, as well as a vibrant community of interesting and beautiful individuals. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in all workshops offered during your stay, offered by an international array of professionals who are experts in their fields. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: general maintenance, building, gardening, painting murals, guest relations and assistance in planning and running programs. We also welcome volunteers with specific skills that they are interested in teaching, either informally or through a more organised workshop. However, what we really are looking for in our volunteers are people with good energy and a love for life who are curious to explore themselves and to develop meaningful connections with other community members and the environment around us.
Volunteers will be expected to dedicate 3-5 hours of work per day (Saturdays and Sundays are free), as well as to participate in the daily activities that go on in our community. An example of a typical day in the Valley is as follows:
6:00am - 6:45am: Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:30am: Morning Circle
7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm: Time to contribute to the community through personal or volunteer projects, unless another event is scheduled.
12:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 5:00pm: Free time for self care and exploration.
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Optional yoga, practice will rotate between vinyasa, hatha and yin.
8:00pm - 9:30pm: Optional Evening Activity (won’t happen every evening.
For the first week of your stay will be a trial period to see if you are able to commit to all aspects of the volunteer program. If after that period, volunteering seems like a good fit for you and for the community, you will continue with the program. In exchange for your work, you will receive: accommodation in our dorm room, food (3 vegan meals per day) and participation in all events and workshops.
If you are interested, please send us an email with responses to the following questions. Pending your answers, we may ask to schedule a quick video call, just so we can get a better feel for who your are as a person, what drives you in this beautiful life, and if volunteering in the Valley will be a good fit for both you and us
1) What are the dates you are hoping to stay with us?
2) Why does this project interest you?
3) What would you bring to the community? Both in terms of who you are as a person, what your powers are, and what you might be able to contribute in terms of work.
4) What are you hoping to get out of the experience?
5) We require volunteers to participate in, and encourage them to contribute to, all of our community activites (example schedule is listed on our page). Will you be able to commit to the flow of life in our community?
Vietnamese, English, Hebrew
Volunteers will be offered accommodation in our shared dorm room. There is also ample space for camping if you have a tent a prefer to be more intimately connected to the world around us.
Our location in Northern Vietnam is an ideal jumping off point to explore all of the natural beauty that this country has to offer. We can help you to rent a motorbike to give you the freedom to explore on your own. Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital and cultural center, is an hour and half drive from the Valley. The Valley itself is also an incredible place to get lost in for the day, with forests and streams and waterfalls, it is a limitless playground.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week