Help our farm become self-sustainable with permaculture methods in rural Mempawah, West Kalimantan, Indonesia



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    First of all a big thank you to everyone who has made the success of Workaway possible, My Name is Umar, I`m 54 yo and I work at Government Palm Oil Plantations Company, We live in the capital city (Pontianak) of West Kalimantan. We are a family of 5: Uwie/my wife (running a shop), and 3 kids (Abil-27yo has already graduated University n working as an employee now, Abdun-24yo last Semester, Alma-18yo third grade at High School). This means everybody busy…so they only occasionally visit the farm field.

    We have 3 lands of coconut plantations at a small village (desa sungai nipah & desa peniti), one with coffee shop and near a big main road (while u're sleeping the bed might shake :)) we call it the base camp and Camp 2 is peat soil 4ha, about 3 km away we planting coconut trees+, Camp 3 is clay soil 1,5ha, just in between the two lands at the seashore side that mostly for planting rice and other vegetables & fruits also surely coconut trees and now we plant more bananas. It's a very quiet place, surrounded by nature and some other farmhouses. But it’s not far from the capital city (Pontianak) and only 45 km away from Supadio International Airport or 18km from the equator monument, which is reachable with public transport. As I realized I really prefer practical work as a landscape gardener and during the last few years I intend to learn by doing to grow organic food and running the coffee shop organically.

    The idea is that people come here to contact the great nature around them and take time for themselves. While I am away from the farm, at least please keep planting seeds from the kitchen and keep watering our mini kitchen garden, new ideas for our project are always welcome, being creative, and enjoy your stay!

    In 2022 we are doing some bigger CHANGES in our farm,
    1. Planting 200 Banana trees at camp 3 (already planted 20 trees) also using the forest-permaculture method
    2. Planting 200 more coconut trees at camp 2 (already planted 9trees, target in 2024 would be 600 coconuts trees) using the forest-permaculture method
    3. Planting some more vegetables n fruits at any place we can do also taking care of all of the plantations
    4. Running VCO Tour (Training Center for producing Virgin Coconut Oil in the traditional way)
    5. Building more facilities like canal, ponds...etc to increase infrastructure
    6. Running Coffee Shop (hopefully organically)
    7. Running English/Foreign course (conversation)
    8. Running field trip (homeschooling)
    9. Running farm stay
    So there will be lots of field chores, a great combination of feeling with passion n love the mother nature would in harmony so all our tasks full fill to the never-ending learning lesson of a healthy & happy life.

    In the long-term, through our eco Sustainable living that will inspire us to live a more earth-friendly lifestyle, we would like to take care of the grandma or grandpa or older people or others (especially who have already been around to the fancy hospitals for health care services, but still no result even worse) in our farm stay, by feeding them (take care of them) with our own natural tropical food & drink, also some little physics exercise (meditation & yoga), into separate holidays with the unique restoration of the environment also offering practicing together to produce Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) in the traditional way for fun (as we all know the benefit of VCO for life).
    so...if we are in the exact same page, then lets the knowledge become power and we need all the help we can get.

    We have some wild cats
    Smoke-free home (for smokers: none minds outdoor smoking)

    You would help on the farm about 25 hours a week, We are looking forward to getting to know many interesting people.

    If possible, please bring eco-friendly products (soaps, shampoos, washes) to help keep our soil free of chemicals.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Aide informatique / avec 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 will have the opportunity to experience producing virgin coconut oil and all the local culture as we are located in a very culture village, In our village you'll easily get in touch with the local culture, I have traveled a lot before settling down. Reason why? We like it a lot to meet new people and have nice exchanges. We had many travelers who came for last few of years - they know the area very well, we all learned and we all work, we all practice together, you could be in a nice team work of travelers! guaranteed that we will look after each other friendship.
    Base Camp is near the main road that exposes to the real everyday life in West Kalimantan as they interact with the others. We hope that, this is an incredible eye-open enrichment opportunity for cultural exchange.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Planting coconut trees at serenity (camp 2) or gardening/ landscaping: moving some small bushes and trees, watering, picking, weeding, seeding, planting, composting or house cleaning, building projects in the field, or a nice mix of them, you are free to do what you really care about. we let you manage your time as you preferred!
    We learn we all work, just let's do it together with us (learning by doing to never end possibilities).

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Indonesian: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    If you like a "back to the nature" experience, you'll love our place, You have your own room(our beds facilities maximum occupied for 6 people), 2 shared showers and cooking together in the kitchen (the restaurant), cooking our own food is the best healthier food, we provide vegetarian with eggs (natural foods). We drink rainwater, you are free to boil it experiencing the jungle leaf tea if you like.
    We also provide bicycles so you can cycle in your spare time around the village or use my motorcycle when I am around.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Sungai Nipah & Peniti are a small villages at the seashore with a lot of energy, there's always something to do or to see here and around, enjoying the full moon and the five billion stars, walk around, jump to the public bus and go somewhere further, bicycle...etc, Let's enjoy the life, finding great eco-projects allowing people to connect around the world and developing tools to facilitate that. etc.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 25 hours , 5 days a week

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Échange culturel: (5.0)

Communication: (4.8)

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