Looking for volunteers with interest or experience in recycling, and permaculture. Cambodia

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Cambodia

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    09/10/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our beautiful 18 villa resort is in a natural, green and leafy area of Kep, in the foot of the national park. We have a small farming area and a large number of fruit trees across our resort. We are currently improving our resorting and recycling area and making several changes towards being an even more sustainable resort.

    Our aim is to help teach our local staff recycling, sustainable practices and preserving the local traditions, culture and heritage - and incorporating it into our daily life. At the same time we are committed to the professional development of our staff and teaching them high-quality service standards.

    We are from Finland and are both experienced veterans from the travel trade industry, with a background in hospitality and tourism. We are all very passionate about providing a tranquil space for our guests. We are committed to improving our sustainable and eco-practices. We are developing our resort to become as close as possible to being a 100% sustainable, eco destination for like-minded, responsible travellers, who care about their environmental footprint.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are developing our resort to become as close as possible to being a 100% sustainable, eco destination for like-minded, responsible travellers, who care about their environmental footprint.
    Our employees are 100% local, and we value our relationship with our local community. As such, the Workawayer will have constant interaction with our Cambodian employees, providing them with the opportunity to engage with and learn about local Cambodian culture and practices.

    We are looking for volunteers who have experience in agriculture/farming, particularly permaculture. While we grow and nurture fruit and vegetables in our own organic on site plantations, providing local natural food for our guests, we have a long way to go to develop a fully sustainable garden that employs permaculture and even local Cambodian practices.

    We envision a collaboration between the Workawayer and the local staff to employ local knowledge and practices, while developing our food gardens, implementing food waste practices such as composting, etc. We would expect that the Workawayer would share their knowledge and experience in permaculture to our staff to develop a sustainable garden that can be the source of food for our restaurant, while utilizing Cambodian practices (where appropriate) to ensure that we are preserving the local culture.

    We are passionate about Cambodia and our home in Kep. Our relationship with our local community, including providing employment and training, is paramount to our philosophy and will never be to the detriment of our surroundings, environment or its people.

    Respect for nature and the environment is dear to our hearts, recycling being the standard practice throughout the Resort. However, it is our vision to develop and embody further practices not just recycling, but also the other 4Rs of waste management, mainly refuse, reduce, reuse + repair and rot.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help to support our local employees to develop in their duties and teach them basic values such as hygiene, cleanliness, recycling etc. We provide a range of opportunities for our travellers to share their skills and experience and also learn from our lovely Khmer staff and our collective experience of over 30 years in the hospitality and tourism industry. Help will include developing and teaching food waste practices (composting), why and how we should recycle, gardening, farming and further developing our small permaculture area.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Finnish, Swedish and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double/twin room at the resort: private bathroom with shower, fridge, fan and air conditioning.

    We will provide breakfast and two main meals per day for all Workawayers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the coastal area of Cambodia next to the Vietnam border. Kep is a three-hour drive from Phnom Penh. Ha Tien, Vietnam is approximately 30-40 minute drive away.

    We are 5 minutes away from the Kep crab market and local beach, and a 20 minute drive from Kampot, the next biggest town in the area.

    This is a tranquil space in the countryside along the coast and we are surrounded by mountains to one side and the Gulf of Thailand to the other. The Kep area offers a lot of exiting attractions like pepper farming, national park and mountains, rice and fruit plantations, caves, waterfalls, fishing and tours to nearby destinations such as beautiful Rabbit Island (a 20minute boat ride from the pier) and Phu Quoc island in Vietnam.

    Local transportation can be arranged via tuk tuk, bus services to nearby destinations as well as around Cambodia (for example 3$ bus ride to Kampot). Travellers can also rent their own scooter or motorbike to get around.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    max 5 hrs day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 974988489755