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Help with sustainable building, resort, electroculture & permaculture in San Kamphaeng Chiang Mai, Thailand

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  • Last activity: 3 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are aimed to create a sound healing, detox and yoga retreat resort using permaculture principles and other alternative health modalities, a long project that we started in 2023.
    Located 20 minutes from Chiang Mai on 4 hectares of land (10 acres) we welcome volunteers for at least 2 weeks and more.
    Our community speak French, English, Spanish and Thai.
    Please see the details about the help required.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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 electroculture, permaculture, farming, natural building, carpentry, plumbing, solar energy, 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


    We are looking mainly about people with skills or strong motivation to help to take care our farm, grow food (trees and vegetables), electroculture, make compost, worm casting, natural fertilizer but also teaching art, craft, kindergarten and elementary, helping on an Aquaponics system, helping for engineering mechanics, electronic programing (Arduino / Raspberry (IoT)... just tell us what you wish to focus on.

    >>> End of 2023 we are looking for yoga or chi-kung teacher actually. We will be happy to host yoga or chi-kung teacher that can practice yoga or chi-kung with my kids, volunteers and host. We have a nice deck in front of a pond.

    Please note that my wife and mum of our two passed away in May 2021 after a 4 years and 2 months very long cancer battle. She was a key partner in the initial playground project so it has been delayed, (playground education center is not open and working) and covid didn't help us as well.

    We are looking for our 2 kids (6 and 13 years) animation or education experienced people who can create fun activities for them, they can be joined sometimes by a group of french speaking kids between 3 and 13 years old that could visit us (teachers, educators, artists...).

    >>> We are, as well, looking for help into:
    - Landscaper - Architect
    - Carpenter
    - Construction guy
    - Electrician
    - A mechanic to fix my old Benz I want to keep a long time instead of buying a new "plastic" car
    - Experimented grower
    - Electronic or mechanical engineer
    As we have construction and bungalows to build and renovate

    As well an electronic engineer or technician who can help us on a few projects <<< Please when you write us make a note that you want to focus on helping with electronics.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In the middle of the country side and rice field, the project is partially 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 sometimes prepared by our talented cook or are prepared all together or per turn.
    We do pizza night and BBQ sometimes. Vegetarian are welcome, please note we are breeding some turkey, chicken, geese and rabbits for our own consumption and artisan food producing. 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have 1 optical fiber line and WiFi or LAN is available in the common area. I'm working online as well.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Cats and small dogs are accepted. We have chickens and others animals so your pet should not disturb them.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 978668775376

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