Volunteer needed for growing food, Permaculture or teaching San Kamphaeng Chiang Mai, Thailand

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are aimed to create a Permaculture education center play ground based on freedom to learn, no competition, Non Violent Communication, Sociocracy, Permaculture, Arts, Cooking, Languages, STEAM education. Located 20 minutes from Chiang Mai on a 4 hectares land (10 acres) we welcome volunteers for at least 2 weeks and more.
    Our community speak English, French, Spanish and Thai.
    Please see the details about the help required.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    We are a community composed of French, Thai, Karen, Thai-French, English and some Spanish so languages swapping and variety is here a daily practice. We are a farm and an education center at its very beginning and in construction. You can learn by action practicing Permaculture and its principles. We do farming, natural building, compressed brick making, carpentry, plumbing, solar energy, goat caring, ducks, goose, worm composting, Aquaponics, water management, sustainability and open source computer and maker space...

    We will teach you and you will practice how to make compost and worm composting (worm casting).

    Now, following a lot of demand that workawayer have about learning Permaculture, if yes we can share a few experience or some advise, please note that we are not teaching and you can not learn or asking to learn Permaculture in a 15 days stay.

    That's why we create another type of stay for Free Permaculture Design Course (FREE PDC) in San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai Thailand.
    We provide for long terms volunteers who commits to a 3 months volunteering an opportunity by an immersion to self learn the complete P.D.C. 72 hours curriculum by Bill Mollison using our internal resources with me as Permaculture teacher facilitator. The PDC lead to the Permaculture Design Course Certificate after submitting a Permaculture Design.
    It's a three months commitment where you will have to volunteering and study. (Please message and ask us about this it as it contains a curriculum, some more information and precise requirements).

    We offer as well Permaculture Free Internship in San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai Thailand for volunteers who already have a Permaculture Design Certificate or at least did a 3 days introduction to Permaculture.
    Based on minimum 2 to 3 months stay with free hosting, food and washer machine, interns will commit to volunteering perfecting their skills or desiring a practical experience.
    They will co create and design fully functional Permaculture elements.
    Interns will have access to an extensive multimedia library.
    Regular meetings with the host who is a Permaculture teacher and facilitator are organized to raise all observations, feedback and questions.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking mainly about people with skills or strong motivation to help on taking care our farm, grow food (trees and vegetables), make compost, worm casting, natural fertilizer but also teaching art, craft, pre-school and elementary, helping on an Aquaponics system, engineering mechanics, electronic programing (Arduino / Raspberry (iOT)... just tell us what you wish to focus on.
    We are looking for kids animation or education experienced people who can create fun activities for group of kids between 3 and 10 years old that could visit us (teachers, educators, artists...).
    We are welcoming as well volunteers who would like top learn and help making non dairy cheese and yogurt (note that is a full 5 hours/day occupation).
    Please note that my wife and core project partner is curing a cancer in a late stage so basic precaution as if you are sick please refrain to come.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Spanish, Thai

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the middle of the country side and rice field, the project is solar powered. We provide sleeping space either in bungalows made from earth or tents under shaded on a platform. Mosquito net, mattress, bed linen and pillow are provided. Kitchen is shared, there is a fridge and a freezer, drinkable water, shower (some hot water) and toilet and a washing machine. Food is provided are prepared all together or per turn. Vegetarian or vegan are welcome. General cleaning and washing is done collectively, each volunteer is responsible to clean his own sleeping space and maintain it in a good standing.
    We are a drug and other addiction free zone also alcohol consumption is limited as well as smoking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a lake with a chill house with a lake where we like to swim and jump. We like to relax in hammock, exchange talks, listen and play music. Almost everyday we go to the local fresh market.
    Around our land there is rice field, country side and less than 10 km mountains. The different village around have pubs, restaurants, fresh markets and there is now a pizzeria in the village. Located only 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, the city of over 300 temples offers great activities, concerts, pubs, cultural events.
    There is daily transportation to Chiang Mai by Song Taew (open mini bus) for half dollar.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

A group photo in January 2020 at our place
Nathalie lecturing to kids
Simplicity and happiness
We are off grid with 15 KW! 100% green power
Sunrise

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