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Volunteer on an organic farm in northern thailand

Banpaeklang, Thailand

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The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the techniques of natural farming according to the permaculture principles
  • Enjoy delicious farm grown foods
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Enjoy the wonderful nature of the Thung Chang district
  • Minimum stay is 3 days

DESCRIPTION

Our farm is located in the northern part of Thailand between green hills as far as the eye can see and surrounded by nature. We want to maintain a sustainable way of living.

Currently we produce cashew nuts, rambutan, avocado, banana, papaya, mango, jackfruit, tamarind, bamboo, teak wood, longkong, vegetable gardens, and many more. Our goal is to be an educational center and example for organic farming. We would like to inspire and help the local people around us to not use the conventional chemical monoculture planting.

We are looking for more manpower and volunteers to help us on our farm. You can help with farm work such as planting trees, coffee, herbs, preparing rice fields, vegetable gardens, seed nursery, harvesting, food storage and production or spreading and sharing the permaculture way to the local people.

We have a bamboo and mud-building farmstay and serve organic vegetarian food. Volunteers are encouraged to bring along own notes and stationeries, sleeping bag, flashlight, organic soap, sensible clothing, hat, footwear, own towel, tissue papers, and personal medicine.

Anyone who loves to contribute or want to learn is more than welcome. Come and join us!

We are located in Thung Chang District in the far north of Nan Province, Thailand. Here is the easiest way to get to the farm:

From Nan: 2 hours by bus, 70km. Red buses run hourly everyday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From Chiang Mai: About 4-6 hours by own transport, 350km. If you take the Green Bus from Arkhid Bus Station to Thung Chang, it will take about 7-8 hours.

From Chiang Rai to Nan: 5-6 hours by bus.

From Bangkok: About 10-12 hours by bus from Mochit Bus Station, 750km.

From Laos: 1 hour, 50km. Buses run more frequently on Saturdays when the Huay Kon border market is open.

Many of our volunteers do visa runs here.

From Phrae: 2 hours.

From Pitsanulok: 5 hours.

* Domestic flights are available from Bangkok to Nan and from Chiang Mai to Nan.

What is included:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
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Meet our farm community

We are people from the Lua tribe and we started this farm in this part of Thailand after heavy conflicts between communists and the democrats in 1967 after we had to flee and got this piece of land from the government. We started to use this land, as was taught us by our tribe. A few years ago we found out that our traditional practices are actually the same idea as the permaculture philosophy, a way of working with, rather than against nature. We want to maintain a sustainable and way of living. Anyone who loves to contribute or want to learn is more than welcome!


Location


We arrived in Thung Chang, Nan late after Sandot (owner of the farm) helped coordinate with us transportation from bangkok (taking the bus from Mochit Bus Station) directly to Thung Chang, Nan. Sandot was prompt with emails and veery helpful helping us find a place to stay for the night before we arrived at his farm, and picking us up the morning of arrival. Getting to Sandot's farm felt so home-coming. His wife and son were so warm and kind and we knew we would feel at home immediately. Other volunteers came through during our stay and there was plenty of accommodations for everybody. We each were welcomed to choosing our own huts anywhere on the property and it was fun to see the different perks each hut offered. Our stay at the farm was definitely the highlight of our Thailand trip. We woke to the birds and sun and waited for the breakfast call each morning before we headed to the main house to join the others for a warm meal. Meals were delicious and abundant in size and there was always plenty to go around. We all helped with the dishes or taking down the food to the eating place and after a full meal we dove in to whatever we needed to do on the farm. Some days it meant harvesting rice with other locals, one day we helped add a few feet of bamboo roofing and one day we even learned to make our own bamboo spoons and cups. Each day was filled with new knowledge and whatever the farm was experiencing at the time. We learned about creating coal from burning specific sized wood in a barrel, we learned to use ash to clean oily pans and dishes and most importantly we learned from all of the other guests about their backgrounds and cultures. Staying at the farm was the most simple-life experience my girlfriend and I have had the pleasure of having. We lived in the jungle and felt so safe and at home. We learned the ways of simple living and getting back to our roots of, home-cooked meals and sharing with others. The accommodations served our purpose and surprisingly provided electrical outlets for our cameras and drone as well as ample space for our luggage. We slept in mosquito nets and mattresses provided by the farm. We brought our own toilet paper which we recommend to anyone who appreciates this luxury, and we used our own towel that we let hang dry every day after showers. The farm had running water and clean drinking water as well. Ample food and fruits and an assortment of things to keep one busy or to learn about. Cute Cats running around made us feel at home (and even safe at night as they 'walked' us back to our huts after our meals). Our day to day routine was very simple with three meals and an afternoon time to rest or relax. We never went without, and if we had any questions or needs to get to town Sandot was very accommodating. We highly recommend this stay to anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle or unwind in to the natural wilderness for a few days or even longer. Many guests stayed long amounts of times and we were sad to leave this home away from home. If you are planning on visiting, email Sandot and he can help you coordinate transportation and arrivals. It is best to get there when it is light out so you can set up your hut and organize your belongings before the night time. We really enjoyed this place and everything the farm offered from the freshest, healthiest meals, to the most authentic Thai culture. The knowledge and love we took home from this stay will last a life-time. 5 Stars and we will definitely love to return!

04 Dec 2017

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