Help us farm shrimp, care for our pets and building and decorating with nipa leaves in Cà Mau, Việt Nam

  • Vietnam
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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023




  • Description


    How did you learn about Vietnam? Hanoi Capital with thousand years of civilization; HaLong Bay is famous for over 1.000 beautiful limestone tops; High mountains, deep valleys and successive passes in Ha Giang; Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park with a vast network of underground caves and passages, include the biggest cave of the world: Son Doong cave; or the beautiful long and green coastline in Middle Vietnam; etc. In the south, you will probably know that Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon) is the economic center of the southern region, but I think there are really very few foreigners who know about the Mekong Delta.

    I am Tran Bi. I was born and raised in the southernmost province of Vietnam - Ca Mau, which has a complex system of rivers and great aquatic resources.
    I had an amazing Vietnam motorbile tour with my "baby" Honda Winner, I almost completely travelled around my peaceful and wonderful country.
    Making new friends, taking a lot of photos, visiting many places, learning the local culture through the dishes make me more impressive and unforgetable. After this trip, I realize and feel how great and beautiful Vietnam is.. I am building a homestay to be able to welcome more people, especially this winter.

    As opposed to the North's 4 seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter; the South of Vietnam only has two - Sunny and Rainy. This is also the place where there are many delicious tropical fruits in each season. My family lives in the peaceful countryside where it's easy to see how people catch fish using rods, nets and other tools. You can also find a store boat to buy anything. My farm is in Thi Tuong lagoon which is the largest lagoon in Ca Mau and is surrounded by nipa palm forest. My uncle often goes there on a boat to pick oysters. You can follow him or row by yourself to go fishing, go swimming, mud bathing and watch sunset, of course he can teach you pick oysters.

    The people here are friendly, warming welcome and sincere but they not good at English. Because tourist services are not yet developed, everything in here is so basic and simple. However, if you're looking for a relaxing place where you can breathe in fresh air, paddle through the Nipa forest, catch fish naturally and live like local people, I believe that this site will be suitable for you.

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This will be a great opportunity to live with a local family and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese foods, as well as relaxing in the peaceful countryside. You also have chance to share experience to travel in Vietnam with host or other guests.

  • Help


    You will work at a shrimp farm or building and decorating a small house with wood and Nipa leaves, sometimes bathing a dog.
    - Developer website.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Vietnamese: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Exchange and share experiences for each other it will help you and me understand each other better. It will makes us feel more friendly and close.

  • Accommodation


    Staying with us, you will be as our family members. Here are something we bring to you:
    - Free accommodation: private room, dorm or camp in tent
    - Free 2 meals with our family, lunch and dinner, and available handmade cake. (If you need more, such as: beer, cigarette... You can order with cheap charge)
    - Free laundry
    - Free drinking water

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh to Ca Mau easily.

    Please give me a comment after the time you lived and worked with us so I can be better and develop my homestay. Thank you.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

    always welcome because i love them too

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 999143737633

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