Information du profil
Taux de réponse
Usually responds ≤ 11 jours
Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins deux semaines
I am from Scotland, my wife from Cambodia. We are the owners of a family owned and run pepper farm in Kampot Province, southern Cambodia.
We commenced planting in 2012 and brought in our first harvest of wonderful Kampot Pepper in 2015. We have a small shop in Kampot Town and, with the help of our volunteers, now also have a small vistor centre at the farm for tourists wishing to learn more about how the world's best pepper is grown.
The farm is located 17km east of Kampot Town and about 15km north of the Kep, often considered to be Cambodia's "Riviera". It is a gorgeous place with forested hills behind us and panoramic views to the sea, Phu Quoc Island and Bokor Mountain. The elevation means cool breezes for most of the year.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendrePratique d’une langueAide avec des éco-projetsEnseignementJardinageBricolage et constructionAide dans une fermeCuisine/repas pour la familleAccueil / tourismeEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
As a volunteer you will enjoy an emersive cultural exchange with real Cambodian rural people, will learn about life on a farm and about how the world's best pepper is grown. In addition you will have a chance to hone your customer relations and marketing skills while meeting people from all over the world.
The main assistance needed is with meeting and greeting tourists and guiding them around the plantation, explaining the traditional techniques used to grow and process Kampot Pepper.
Volunteers may also be able to spend a little time at our shop in Kampot Town assisting our local staff with meeting and greeting customers, explaining pepper production to them and answering questions. They can also assist with pepper sorting (quality control) and packaging, depending on the season.
On the farming front, volunteers will be working together with the family and staff in pepper production. Depending on the time of year that you come, that could include preparing the land and infrastructure for planting, planting the saplings, irrigation, fertilising, general farm maintenance and, if between February and May, harvesting.
Everything about the farm is a work in progress! We have a few projects underway but more planned, and are open to new good ideas. We would very much like to find a volunteer willing to stay with us longer and help us to further develop the volunteer programme. We also welcome volunteers with specialist skills such as electrical, plumbing, welding and other building knowhow to share with our local staff.
Right now we have some infrastructure projects underway which which I hope our volunteers will enjoy participating in. Amongst these are: building hammock huts and a floating pontoon for visitors to the farm to enjoy; landscaping and planting of gardens; construction of chicken runs and coups; extending our sorting houses and drying areas for the pepper. In all cases, volunteers will be working alongside the farm workers, each side sharing their knowledge, skills and ideas.
Please note: We do not take on volunteers to replace the need for local workers. Volunteers are here to assist, where possible, share skills (2 directional) and to support the local team. The only area where we have a need for international skills is with the guiding of visitors to the farm as it is hard to find locally-based Khmers with the language skills and confidence to do the job well. Even in this role you will be in support of the local staff that we do have.
Accommodation is simple, living in a traditional Khmer wooden stilt house with bunkbeds or mattress on the floor, and shared bathroom. Meals are taken together with farm workers (mostly relatives of ours) and you will have the chance to contribute to the cooking if you wish. They will be happy to teach you Khmer countryside cuisine!
The area is beautiful for exploring by motorcyle or bicycle. The coast is close by with white sand islands offshore. Those who wish to explore the area would be advised to rent a motorbike from Kampot Town ($4 to $5 per day) and bring it with them to the farm. Even the most basic supply sources are a few km walk away!
Internet at the farm is patchy and provided by a regular phone SIM, charged by the Mb... so please use for essentials but do not stream movies or conduct your own online business. If you need to use heavily, please buy your own SIM and data package.
Kampot Town is a lively hub with many bars and restaurants. The Kampot River provides kayaking and standup paddle boarding, river cruises, fishing, swimming... there is even a zip line. One of our friends runs a kite surfing school. At the farm there is a swimming pool at our home that volunteers can use in the evenings.
Please note that Cambodians eat more fish per head of population than any other race, and they struggle to understand people who won't eat meat! If you need a special diet then you may have to do some food sourcing and cooking by yourselves. We are certainly not in a position to provide special meals for fussy eaters!! We do have a kitchen at the visitor centre that volunteers can use and we do grow vegetables, so all is not lost if you are vegetarian. Best to be flexible. Vegans need not apply.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Ce sont des évaluations supplémentaires en option lorsque les membres laissent un feedback. La note moyenne pour chaque option est affichée.
Exactitude du profil:
The work almost only consisted of guiding tours for
The place itself is very relaxing. Nobody really tells you what to do, so you can work just as much or just as little as you like.
I mostly did the pepper tours and tasting for tourists, which I enjoyed a lot since I got to meet people from all
Lovely guy who brings a smile to everything. Happy to help and get stuck in, and enjoyed the diversity of work we did. He is an experienced traveller and workawayer so he fitted in nicely with the other volunteers and staff.
Hope to see you again soon one day.
Thanks for the 2 weeks work
They provided Food and Room to stay , Staff are friendly. In free time i spend playing with the pet dogs Tiger and Spike.
My work is to give plantation tour for the Tourist and also i worked for Hut Renovation.
The Owner Chris and Ali are very
My experience at this place was not what I expected since I was there during the pandemic. I was supposed to volunteer at the pepper farm but when I arrived there they already closed the farm because of COVID-19. Chris the owner accpeted that I stayed at the pepper shop. I stayed there for a month (march 2020-april
I was here for about two weeks, Chris and his wife are very welcoming, the other family members too, and the kids were great! The work was simple and clear, showing tourists and visitors around the plantations. The visitors were often backpackers like
We slept in a old and "funny" house ! The only negative point was the neighbours who were
Loved every minute of your time on the farm and thanks for the many memories
Mathilde is an amazing artist and left a great picture for the farm which we will treasure.
Guillaume is funny, talented and a pleasure to have helping with taking tours around the farm and educating people about our famous
Great with the visitors and really gave a good explanation of the most famous pepper in the world.
Thanks Libby for everything and good luck for the future
Amazingly managed to help out with construction work on some of our projects, worked together with the other volunteers and individually became firm favourites with visitors as they helped with tours.
Thanks so much for all the help and we hope both of you enjoy a beautiful future together
Thanks for the paintings and videos you did, they have given us a much needed boost with showing off the farm.
Thanks for all the hard work helping with the tours and still found time to cook us amazing Indian food.
Thanks for everything
They came as last minute volunteers and stayed longer helping out during one of our busy times. Thank you so much for all the help and wish you well on your travels through life.
Enjoyed having them both on the farm and thanks for all the help you gave us during a busy time. Worked harder and didn't take much time off, but loved it and didn't want to leave us.
loved by all the volunteers and would be always welcome back anytime.
Sorry to see them go as they were loved by everyone.
Good luck to you both and thank you so much for all the help
Thanks for all the help with settling in new volunteers and keeping the farm going, couldn't have done it without you.
Hope you enjoy the
Was always willing to help and really fitted into the farm after a day
Great volunteer to have anywhere
The accommodation at the plantation is quite simple and if you don't like the sound of crickets, cows, small insects and animals, this place might
Helped out with all the French tourists who came to the farm and during one of the busiest times she always had time to help out elsewhere.
Loved the conversations, frank and funny and is an amazing person who will be missed very much on the farm by
Guided us and the locals and some ideas. Had a great time on moto's even in the rain:)
Shared some good times and happy memories that we all will remember.
Thanks both of you for the volunteering and hard work.
Keep in touch as you continue to find
She helped out on the farm and did some great artwork in the visitor centre.
Loved having her with us and made a memorable time with the guys here.
Keep in touch and remember if you come back to Cambodia?
Both Tin and Sok are excellent cooks, and you can learn how to cook traditional meals by
Always willing to help, not afraid to offer advice and we all learned a lot from her being on the farm for nearly a month.
She came to experience a new culture and lifestyle and gave us all an experience we will remember forever.
Thanks so much for all the help, everyone misses you and be
Dedicated, helpful, energy in abundance and all done with a smile.
Did the pepper tours in both English and French which is always hard to switch but did it with ease.
Probably stayed longer than she needed to, worked harder than anyone and still woke up earlier
Funny and individual and left a lasting impression on everyone she meets.
Thanks so much for all the hard work. We all appreciated everything you did.
Helped everywhere, keeping the place tidy, helping in the kitchen, taking more than her share of tours and explaining about the pepper to our many tourists who are arriving daily.
Spent time getting to know our local chefs and was always polite,
All during the Christmas holidays
Francesca is a natural communicator and after a few hours
The two weeks they were here went to quick but will not be forgotten
An amazing women who has a passion for life and a top chef who will be a friend for life.
Great help on the farm, doing tours, helping in the kitchen and keeping everyone happy with their ever smiling faces.
Thanks for all the help and
She was great on the tours, explaining about the pepper and everyone loved her energy.
She wasn't bad a taking photos either ;)
Loved having you and
Thanks for all the hard work, helping with the extension of visitor centre and keeping our tourists happy with plenty of hospitality.
Pleasure to have had you stay over the festive holidays and you are welcome to come back anytime.
You can go there eyes closed =).
Thank you Chris, Aly, Graham and Khuntea !!
Was great in becoming part of the farm family and even contributed with a fellow volunteer with karaoke and impressed the locals.
Thanks Maxime for being here at this time appreciated the help
Excellent English and contributed in many ways to improving the farm and the volunteer program.
We enjoyed her time on the farm and at our shop where
Helped out with the tours (speaking French was a great advantage) he also came up with some great ideas to improve the volunteer program and helped around the farm.
He obviously enjoyed it as he left for a week and came back to help out for an extra week during a busy
She impressed everyone with her painting skills and her Khmer language where she helped our other volunteers learn basic words.
Great giving tours to the visitors and explained about the pepper and its history in detail.
Will be missed and hopefully will return one
Enjoyed mixing with the local farm workers and we were impressed with her karaoke skills.
Hopefully enjoyed her experience on the farm and has become used to pepper
Thanks for all the help and contributions that you have left here on the farm and hopefully you enjoyed the experience and we are blessed to have had you guys visit us and volunteer.
Enjoy your studies and good luck in the future
Great skills and experience is always so valuable when you are working on new projects. Greg being a qualified electrician was very helpful but Rhiannon with her painting gave us some great works of art.
Amazing talks and great stories that I will remember for a long time. Nice to meet some
At the shop, the atmosphere was very chill, I am really grateful for the support I got after my arrival, when I had visa issues - it helped to keep those memories in my backpack of funny adventures. The volunteer
It is always great to experience workaways from different countries and having Paula as a volunteer proved this 100%
She gave us a different perspective on things and produced some great work helping our history wall of pepper flourish.
Added value as assistant to our chefs, especially during Khmer New Year when we were very
What a pleasure to have someone so funny, talented, clever and did we say funny?
Proof what workaway is all about and how it brings out the best in people. He gave 110% and taught us all so much about sharing life experiences.
Became the 3rd Chef here at the farm and his fun
Enjoy your travels and life back in France
She helped a lot with the tours and became a firm favourite with the locals here and at the shop.
Keep in touch and let us know how you go on with your studies and if you are ever in Cambodia??
I spent my days at the farm giving tours to visitors and making them taste the different kind of pepper. At the shop, I helped sorting out the pepper
Great to have and happy to extend invitation to visit again in the future
Stayed longer as she enjoyed the atmosphere and welcomed the new volunteers and helped them settle in.
Gave us much entertainment with her ukulele and many table games that kept us up till the wee small hours
Help construct and finish several projects including and rope ladder for the floating pontoon and a dive board to access the lake.
Gave a different take on the tours with much humour and spirit that
Matt was fully of energy and enjoyed helping with the tours sometimes forgetting to have lunch :)
He even managed to find time to fix the mountain bikes and make sure we now have 4 fully working ones.
Thanks to Laura's skill as a pepper picker she became a regular helping with the harvest and the women on the farm
We all loved having you on the farm, the farm workers still ask after you :)
She came to help out in the shop in Kampot and immediately hit it off with the visitors as her french charm captured everyone.
When we finally got her to come up to the farm we were even more impressed with her work ethic and pepper personality :)
We were so
Speaking 5 languages immediately gave us a increase in visitor numbers as they loved been able to speak to someone in their own language. It came as no surprise that although very young this guy is extremely pleasant and professional in his outlook and manner.
Gave us some great ideas to help around the visitor centre and also in
Deeply thankful for all their hard work and energy they bought with them and really made an
Help with giving ideas and encouragement to the team and contributed with some farming skills that helped organise the place better.
Welcome back any time
Very knowledgeable regarding farming and picked up the practices here very quickly and added something more to the tours with his passion that really appealed to our visitors.
Well liked by all the farm workers in particular
Full of enjoy and enthusiasm throughout the 2 weeks he was here and contributed greatly with ideas and plans for landscaping the area around the visitor centre.
Entertained our French visitors and certainly entertained the rest of the volunteers and farm workers.
Worthwhile asset to any host and look forward to seeing him again
Helped with planting and decoration around the visitor centre which now is starting to look more beautiful with the flowers and plants she has displayed.
Offered some good advice and also planted lemongrass and
She also contributed on the farm
This was my first work away experience and I can not recommend working for Chris and Ally and their family enough. Before I even started
Chris and Aly, the owners, are the most welcoming persons. They always look at the well-being of the volunteers,
I spent most of my time at the farm (almost 2 weeks) and only the last 3 days at the shop in town.
Spending time at the farm is and will always be a great memory for many reasons. I particularly liked spending time with the farm workers (Aly and
All the best for her travels onwards,
CHRIS & ALY
Our work on the farm was showing tourists around the farm telling
Wishing her the best for her travels, Jaz will always be welcome
Many thanks to both of you and I do hope we see you again some time in the future.
Rhianna will always be welcome back. In the meantime, we wish her happy travels.
Chris & Aly
Please come back Mila, anytime, you will always be welcome here.
Chris & Aly
I do hope we see her again - she will always be welcome here!
Chris & Aly
We wish her the very best for her travels and hope that she finds time to visit us again.
Chris & Aly
During this volunteering you can work either at the shop in Kampot town (with Alina), or at the farm 20km from Kampot. At the farm there is a constant need of english/french to welcome visitors
1) a small structure to be able to speak with the local people working in the farm
2) find a solution to provide 3 meals (without