Upcoming Retreat and Education Centre in Koh Phangan, Thailand



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    The Tipi is a developing Retreat and Education Center for Mindfulness, Movement, Fitness.

    We have been in development since mid 2018, and scheduled to open perhaps around May 1 (pandemic clearance pending).

    To create something truly unique, we had to master a very particular set of skills. Having started from a vision of sustainability, we learned all the skills of the conventional and traditional building trade, and outfitted with tools and a workshop. On-site we are equipped for, and capable of diy cobb, bamboo, steel work, wood work, plumbing, electrical, etc.

    We have built nature huts, earth ovens, and gorgeous, unique geodesic domes with our own hands.

    At present, (April 1, 2020) we are putting the finishing touches on version one of our big training hall (128 sq meters).

    With corona virus, our opening is delayed, and we are using this time to finish preparing, as well as collect videos and images for the website. In parallel, we are shifting some energy towards our online videos and workshops. This was in the works for a while, but is very well suited for this time.

    * a VIDEO editor /film maker preferably traveling with decent video (/audio?) equipment. Also some photos and videos of the spaces would be very valuable
    We have an area setup for recording, with a few lights, etc. but Skye is a one-man team on this right now, and could use another person on the job with him!
    * folks with building, and CARPENTER skills - we have many small builds to make here from furniture, to new gym equipment, etc.
    * someone who will make the spaces and land beautiful, cleaning and organizing, maybe doing permaculture /food garden setups
    * knowledgable electrical engineers. We are making some things with arduinos & smart home technologies, as well as doing things like generating energy, or gases for cooking/energy, etc. We would love some expert help.

    We will be installing a kind of "playground for adults" on the property in the upcoming few months.

    We have been on workaway since about August 2018 and have already done some really nice foundation building, experimented a lot, invented a lot, and developed or skills. In addition to the more traditional building, we first started with practicing and learning a lot of “primitive technology” from our ancestors to build our own equipment and shelter, and a million other very cool things like:

    Geodesic Dome building
    Natural Hut Building
    Palm-leaf work for roofs, paneling, etc.
    100% Natural Dream-catchers, Natural Cordage & Rope-making
    Bamboo Building - Houses, Huts, Furniture, and More
    Sweat-lodge and natural sauna process
    Cobb Oven building
    Adobe Earth Brick and Cobb work
    Fire-making, starting a fire without a lighter, material use, etc.
    Wood Burning
    Using recycled tires for building & instrument-making
    Log benches and Furnitures
    Fire-Show and “nunchuck” blacklight show
    Lashing Natural Portable Bamboo Tripod and Making Exercise Equipment
    Bamboo art-making (wood bending, shaping, etc.)
    Sewing and Tipi-making
    Harvesting opening, processing, cooking, and preparing COCONUTS
    Charcoal Making with Clay Charcoal Machine
    Primitive Pottery Making
    Weaving (Baskets, Mats, Filers, Etc)
    Big Basket-making with Rattan
    Making of Kombucha, Home-made coconut yogurt, fermented foods, pizza from scratch
    Natural, cruelty-free “leather” from growable SCOBY mushrooms
    Natural Hot-Stone massage & treatment process


    We also have a one-of-a-kind on-campus gym, and love to train and practice :)

    Please write us with how you think you could contribute to the project and why you feel we may be a good fit :). If you have relevant experience, we're excited to hear about it!

    NOTE! We reserve the right to cancel any workaway agreement immediately, at our discretion. Each of our time is limited and valuable, and if we think someone is not contributing or respecting the project or its hosts or guests, you may be asked to leave.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Cuisine / courses
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les animaux
    Projet artistique
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You are contributing to a very meaningful retreat center that's bringing people into their bodies, and teaching them how to hold their own practice of movement, fitness, yoga and meditation. We are also giving people and experience of what its like to live in simplistic, healthy spaces, aligned to nature and green-building.

    You'll get to experience beautiful island with a very informed and connected host. You have an opportunity to learn anything we know, as Skye is always willing to share his knowledge, experience in skills in the work we've done in this project, as well as in the field of martial arts, yoga, and fitness.

    Come innovate with us!

  • Aide


    Happy people happy project. The energy of each individual should b\e aligned to carry the mission forward, in a focused, happy, and motivated way.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English and conversational Spanish

  • Hébergement


    We are offering free accommodation, internet, and shared motorbike.

    We have fiber optic internet, electric, (paid) laundry on-site. Lots of great neighbors, and LOVELY resident dogs.

    We have a huge common gym area, and a well-outfitted workshop to create just about anything.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    About Skye: Skye started martial arts at 5 years old (3rd degree blackbelt), and fitness and meditation ever since the prodigal year of 12 years old. He was a personal trainer since 17 years old, opened studios and martial arts schools, and was also a web developer for many years. Skye started yoga at 16, and got certified to teach much later at 29 years old. Skye has lived in Thailand for 5 years, and is very happy playing with life, people, his body, dogs, and nature. Skye finds his flow best in creative production.

    Despite his serious effort, focus, and discipline around creating and producing, Skye is COMPLETELY chill, relaxed, informal, fun, playful, and friendly.

    Skye is a strong force behind the project, and is often out moving, working, sweating, and creating. S

    Occasionally we are able to pick guests up at the pier, otherwise, it should be about 150 baht ($5) from the pier to our project (about 15 minutes drive).

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    25 hours a week

the gym inside our 128 sqm hall
training hall with sliding bamboo&steel doors; geodesic wooden dome in backdrop
geodesic dome interior
The wise queen of the land <3 <3 Tolek
workaway guest house

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Exactitude du profil: (5.0)

Échange culturel: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

N° de référence hôte : 456261777673