Permaculture, building, artisan sourdough bakery-viennoiserie in San Kamphaeng Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We aim to create an artisan sourdough natural bakery, Viennoiserie and snacking using permaculture principles, long fermentation and other alternative healthy 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

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 constantly in construction. You can learn by action practicing Permaculture and its principles. We are foodies and do bakery, food production, electroculture, permaculture, farming, natural building, carpentry, plumbing, solar energy, breeding turkey and guinea fowls, worm composting, Aquaponics, water management, sustainability and open source computer and maker space...

    We will teach you how to recycle food waste with Black Soldiers Fly (BSF) which can make high protein for animals and fish food.

    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 for proactive people with skills or strong motivation to HELP with construction, artisan sourdough bakery and pastry, taking care of our farm, growing food under our mini forest (trees maintenance and vegetables), wheat culture, making compost, worm casting, natural fertilizer but also teaching art, craft, elementary and secondary education to my kids, helping on an Hydroponics system, helping for Webmaster (wp - woocommerce), engineering mechanics design, electronic programming (Arduino / Raspberry (IoT)... just tell us what you wish to focus on.

    >>> We are in the construction of an artisan bakery viennoiserie and cheese lab.

    >>> We are, as well, looking for help into:
    - Bakery & viennoiserie, sourdough bread
    - Help with our cheese making
    - Webmaster (wp - woocommerce)
    - engineering mechanics design solidworks
    - agro-engineer
    - Landscaper - Architect
    - Carpenter
    - Construction guy
    - masson
    - Electrician
    - A mechanic
    - Experimented grower
    - Electronic or mechanical engineer

    As well an electronic or mechanical 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 or mechanic.

    Please understand that a big part of our shared place is for volunteers, made and maintained by volunteers. So we are asking you to proactively share the cleaning for kitchen, common area and toilet. You are welcome to improve this area as many did since we are hosting.
    A man only begins to grasp the true meaning of life when he plants a tree under whose shade he will never sit.

  • 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 simple bungalows made from earth or sometimes tents under shade 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 and toilet and a washing machine. Mainly vegetarian food is provided prepared by our talented cook or are prepared all together or per turn.
    We do pizza night, hamburger night and BBQ sometimes. Vegetarian are welcome, please note we are breeding some turkey, chicken, and rabbits for our own consumption and artisan food production. Please note that vegan food is much more challenging for us to provide.
    General cleaning and washing is done collectively, each volunteer is responsible to clean his own sleeping space and maintain it in 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.
    There is 2 Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) camps 11 minutes by scooter or 1h jogging from our place one is internationally recognized and train beginner to pro.

  • 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

    Motorhome or caravan welcome.

  • 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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