Farmstay And Volunteering

Volunteer With Us!

As a volunteer at Sahainan, you’ll receive a unique hands-on learning experience on a wide range of projects, such as:

  • Planting trees
  • Making compost and tilling soil
  • Planting fruits, herbs, vegetables, coffee and rice paddies
  • Natural water filtration
  • Maintaining seed nurseries
  • Harvesting
  • Food storage and preparation
  • Cooking
  • Working with hand-tools to build houses and furniture using locally-sourced wood, bamboo and mud
  • Community outreach and permaculture education
  • And many more!

Volunteers are welcome to stay and work on the farm as long as they want. Interested in volunteering long-term? Check out our Long-Term Internship.

We also accept and welcome individual or groups who come for educational internship.

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What We Provide

For 200 baht per night, volunteers receive three meals a day and a place to sleep.  You are encouraged to stay for at least 5 nights for learning. 1000 bath will be collected (for your first 5 nights) once you arrive here. We collect 300 Bath per night per person if you stay 1, 2, or 3 nights. If you stay 4, or 5 nights we will collect total 1000 Bath from you.

Accommodation: We have huts made of bamboo, mud, or teak wood. We provide mosquito nets, mattress, and blanket. You are encourage to bring your own bed sheets. If you prefer to sleep in a tent, there’s plenty of good camping spots scattered around the farm.

Food: we cook on fire stove with firewood collected in the farm. Organic brown rice and vegetarian or vegan food will be prepared depending on harvest of the day. When needed, we buy some stuff from the local market to support the organic planting community. We can prepare for special diet such as gluten-free. We do not use any aluminum pot or wok for cooking, we use stainless steels utensils, coconut bowls, bamboo spoons and bamboo chopsticks. Students and volunteers are encouraged to contribute in cooking when they are available.

Electricity: we generate electricity from solar panels. Please bring your own charger.

Toilet and Shower: We have successful self-composting toilets (hassle-free, odorless, you will not see others poop in the toilet) and showers, you need to bring your own towels, and tissue paper (if you need).

Internet: Free WiFi is available at coffee shops and restaurants about a 5 minutes motorbike ride (25 minutes walk) from the farm. You can also use internet access form your phone with a Thai sim card. Cellphone reception on the farm is good, but only for Thai cellphone services like True, AIS and DTAC, and signal from True is the best in our farm so far.

Water: we are blessed to have spring water from mountain about 1km away from our farm for using. This springs water from forest is quite safe to drink straight from the tap, but we still have our water filter system to make our water even cleaner.

Yoga & Meditation: we have a little huts on the hill that you can enjoy sunrise. This hut is nice for yoga and meditation, but it can only fit about three yogi at the same time. However, extending this building to have more space is in our plan!

Transport: Our farm is 3km from the main road, around 25 minutes by walking. If you need to go to town, you can follow our car whenever we are going. We have no service taxi here, but we have two motorbikes that we can rent you for 100 Bath per day, to support these motorbike yearly taxes and the maintenance fee.

Everything else—the beautiful mountain scenery, the new friendships, the simple lifestyle and the limitless opportunities for education and personal growth—is all part of the experience!

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What To Bring

Volunteers are encouraged to bring the following items:

  • Notebook and writing utensils
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Environmentally-friendly soap and shampoo
  • Sensible clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Bath towel
  • Tissue paper and tissue paper receptacle (optional)
  • Personal medicine
  • Small first aid kit
  • Sandals and work shoes
  • Bed sheeth

About Insurance: We ask volunteers to get a appropriate travel insurance that covers volunteering in Thailand in case of any incidents.

 

 

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Some special things to make us happier

We often get asked on what else we need in the farm and what can people bring to us from the city. So here is the list that you can bring along if you like to see our happier smiling face.

1-  Olive oil. We could not buy any olive oil in the town. Yet, our volunteers love to put it on many recipes especially pizza and salad dressing.

2-  Some powders or flours such as chickpea (garbanzo) flour, cocoa powder etc.

3-  Some cooking spices such as curry powder, cinnamon powder, chai tea spices, bay leaves, oregano, or anything you like to try or like to let us try!

4-  Some permaculture books or children books in English, Chinese, or Thai.

5-  Some seeds or things for planting because we love planting.

 

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If you are interested to stay with us, please send email to us at sahainan@gmail.com. Thankyou.

31 Responses to Farmstay And Volunteering

  1. Cam Fraser says:

    Hi, I am very interested in volunteering at your farm in September 2015. Can you please let me know if this is possible?
    Thank you.
    Cameron

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    • sahainan says:

      Hi Cameron,

      You are very welcome to our farm. But next year september is a little bit too long for now. Can you email us again 2 months before your travel? Most probably will be no problem.

      Thankyou.

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  2. Gary Wei says:

    Hello,
    My friend and I, totally two people, are planning working-for-accommodation during the end of January and the beginning of Fabruary, lasting at least for two weeks. And we’re pretty interested in your project.
    Please give us more information about it.
    Thank you!
    Gary

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  3. Huilan LIU says:

    hi.I’ll be in Thailand on Nov 12th of this year, and I wonder if there is any place for me to work for accommodation, I’ll be there for one week or more,
    and please give me more information about it,
    sincerely, thank you.

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  4. Annie says:

    Hi, i am currently in college in NYC but leaving next semester. I don’t like it at all and am desperately missing nature. I want to stay somewhere and work for a long period, maybe two months. Starting this January and maybe extending until March. Are stays that long possible?

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  5. Hello,

    Me and my partner are coming to Thailand in December – I have experience in conservation/ecology and he in construction work/building. We are both very keen to learn about farming and permaculture as we would like to run our own sustainable place one day. Just wandering what your availability is like for December/January time? We are hard working and very good characters looking to learn and to exchange skills! Someone to give us recommendations for travel would be good too 🙂

    Many thanks.

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  6. Natasha Gallipeau says:

    Hello!
    My name is Natasha and I will be traveling and volunteering on organic farms and permaculture projects in Thailand for a few months this winter and spring. I am a sculptor and gardener and I love working with my hands, learning about the many uses of plants, growing (and eating!) healthy, chemical-free food, and learning traditional crafts and technologies. I have worked on WWOOF farms in the past, I have experience working on home construction and I have taken courses in horticulture, organic farming, and permaculture all in the hopes of starting my own permaculture project in the future. I would love to come work with you if you have availability this February, hopefully toward mid-late February! Thank you!

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  7. tina says:

    Hello,
    I am travelling to Thailand with my 6 year old son for 3 months from late March. Would you take us on as volunteers? It sounds like we would very much enjoy being a part of your project.
    Tina and Fabian

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    • sahainan says:

      Hi Tina, thankyou for your interest on our farm. Please send us a email sahainan@gmail.com to tell us when is your arrival date and time. You can try to come and stay with us, here we have simple hut and simple living, if you and your son like this place and able to adapt, you can stay for 3 months.

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  8. Isabella Nicklason says:

    Hello! My name is Isabella and I am extremely interested in volunteering with you at your farm! I was wondering if you could provide me with some extra information
    including…
    – Age Requirements (I am a willing 15 year old with much to offer)
    – Available Dates (Summer?)

    I look forward to your response, I am very interested in your initiative. and philosophy. Once I have some more information, I will be willing to go further in depth and make some decisions.
    Thank you!

    -Isabella Nicklason

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  9. Sebastian says:

    Hello, I am very interested in volunteering on the farm from around the 30th of March onwards. if theres enough volunteering slots then ideally I’d like to spend 3 weeks/1month on the farm; it would be really great to help you guys out.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Kind regards

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  10. Xochiquetzal Covarrubias says:

    Hello I hope you are very good. I am going to Thailand at the beginning of march, between 7 and 9th and i would like to know more information about volunteering and whih kind of activities i can do, if there is a schedule or activities to follow? and if there is space for me to join you in these days? thank you very much for your answer. greetings

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  11. lizbowman84 says:

    Hello, I am interested in volunteering at your farm. Approximately one week from May 15-21. I don’t have a lot of experience with gardening but I’m keen to learn, and am very interested in learning more about living a sustainable lifestyle. Please let me know if you have space for me on or near those dates. Cheers.

    Liz

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  12. Jade Owens says:

    Hello 🙂 I’m in Thailand on the 12th July and avaliable for a month 🙂 This sounds amazing and would love to gain the skills to grow my own crop (less ambitious though as in my own garden in Britain xD and the only things that will grow are potatoes but i have high hopes) please let me know if there is space available 🙂 if not, good luck for the future 🙂

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  13. Renato Stuqui says:

    Dear,

    Pleasure, my name is Rento Maglio Stuqui, 23 years old and I am Brazilian .

    I’m in Australia making exchanges, studying English proficiency. I finished my degree if Advertising in Brazil, and came to do my exchange here in Australia .

    My visa will expire in November, and soon after that I plan to go to Thailand , I am in love with the culture of the country, I have friends who have done volunteer work in Thailand, and I am very interested to do the same, to have this amazing experience.

    If possible, I will be eternally grateful, and I will give as much of myself to be able to help as much as possible .

    Thank you for your attention,

    Regards,

    Renato Maglio Stuqui

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  14. Nika says:

    Hi,
    My friend and I are very interested in volunteering on the farm from around the 10th of November onwards. Please let me know if you have space for us on or near those dates. It would be really great! Thank you!

    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Cheers,
    Annika & Rene

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  15. Nora Martel says:

    Hi there!
    I’m planing to make my way to permaculture and Thailand all at once 🙂 and would be very happy to start my experience volunteering in your farm.
    I do not have the definitive date of my arrival but would be for sure between January and March 2016. Will you have availability?
    Kind regards,
    Nora

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