Local Experience: (5 Days)

Volunteer at a natural farm in Pak Song
4.5

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immerse yourself in farming life and learn about natural building and natural ways of living
  • Help with planting new trees, harvesting of the crops and building up our Center
  • Get to learn all about permaculture and natural ways of building with bamboo, clay and stones
  • Enjoy life close to nature!
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fixed starting day is every Wednesday

Are you interested in how to build a house out of natural materials or are you more interested in natural ways of living? Come and volunteer at our center and learn about it.


Description

DESCRIPTION

The center is a place where anyone who is interested in natural building and sustainable living are welcome to join or visit. As a volunteer you can get some hands on experience and help us continue to build up and maintain the center. We believe that if we can build our own home we can also grow much of our own food. Therefore we started our permaculture (harmonious farming) project which we proudly promote and spread this idea to others… as we enjoy eating our own healthy food.

I welcome volunteers to help, learn and share with us at the building center as well as the sustainable farming project. Volunteer will be scheduled to work on different building works on site and work on our permaculture land. On the land you can help with planting new trees and building walking ways to ease the caring of the trees, harvesting of the crops and experimenting with more varieties on our piece of land which we prepare for a permaculture way of farming. Permaculture means growing many varieties of plants together as a goal of minimizing environmental impact and helping each other in their nutritional needs.

We want to be an example of using clay, bamboo, stones and other natural materials to build by building our center where anyone can come and learn or share with us. We also run projects with locals, supporting them with our experience and with labor through the hands of our volunteer.

You can arrive every Wednesday morning. Often Wednesday evening we join a welcome buffet at a neighboring organization. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will work on projects during daytime. Mondays and Tuesdays is our weekend. You are able to stay for free and explore the surroundings if you wish.

You will stay in a small Thai style house run by my family. The place is located in a beautiful garden overlooking the river. The rooms are simple and clean. You will share a room with no more than 4 people. The beds have mattresses, covers, mosquito nets and pillows. (Bring your own sheet and sleeping bag if you prefer). Furthermore we have three toilets and shower rooms available. During the day you will be pampered with three delicious home cooked meals. We have electricity (220V) and Wi-Fi available.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water

Price excludes:

  • Other drinks
  • Visa

Local Host

Bow & Martha

Enjoy your trip with Bow & Martha

My name is Bow. In 2007 I founded this natural building and living center as my own project and passion after many years of working with volunteers throughout Thailand and a love for nature. My name is Martha. In 2013 I joined Bow at his natural building and living center project. I’m a Canadian with an agricultural background and a degree in Architecture. We are both in our thirties.

Location:

Paksong village

Address: Ranong, Thailand


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1. How do I know if a local can be trusted?

We have incorporated several measures to ensure safe and trustworthy experiences:

a. References

We ask every local for references, like experiences from volunteers and/or travelers, NGO's and government bodies.

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We have verified information such as name, address, social profiles, phone number, payment details and description of experience.

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2. Do the locals speak English?

In general they speak English, but in some cases people didn’t receive proper English education. In those cases there will be an English-speaking guide available.

3. How much time does a local have to respond to my booking request?

Locals have 48 hours to officially confirm or reject booking requests. You will be updated via email about the status of your request.

4. How do I know a reservation is confirmed?

Once your request has been officially confirmed, you will receive an email notification from the local with all the necessary information

5. What happens if my reservation request is rejected or expires?

If your reservation request is rejected by the local or expires, no charge is made for the reservation and you are free to book with another local.

6. When do I need to make the payment?

As soon as your booking is confirmed the money will be captured from your account. The money will be paid to the local hosts once the experience has taken place.

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8. What payment methods do you offer?

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Major credit cards and pre-paid credit cards: Visa, MasterCard.

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As soon as your booking is confirmed by the local, which will be within 48 hours after your booking request has been sent, you will receive your itinerary by email. On this itinerary the telephone number and email address of the local are mentioned and you can arrange meeting point or pick-up location.

 


Alterations & cancellations

Can I cancel my booking and do I receive a refund?

You can cancel a confirmed booking at any time up to the moment of the activity. When cancelled more than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the local experience date you will be refunded, except for the service fee.

When cancelled less than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the activity no refund of the paid amount will take place

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If you want to change a reservation you can send the local an email with your request. In case you encounter any problems you can contact us via sales@tripcultr.com

How do I cancel a reservation?

To cancel your reservation send an email to sales@tripcultr.com. By cancelling the reservation, please note that you are initiating the cancellation and will be noted as the party responsible for the cancellation.

For what circumstances is a guest eligible for a refund?

We understand circumstances come up that affect travel plans. Depending on the case, a refund may be authorized outside of the cancellation policy and you may be given a full refund, meaning the local will receive no payout.

If you are cancelling due to extenuating circumstances, we will reach out to the local right away to explain the situation.

Extenuating circumstances cases will be contingent upon the reservation being cancelled prior to the check in date and upon you contacting Tripcultr to provide proper documentation where valid. Only the cases found in the Tripcultr policy will be considered.

 

Please know that if you cannot provide the proper documentation, we will not be able to give you a refund for your reservation.

Types of documentation can include: notes from a medical professional on hospital letterhead explaining why you should not travel, a jury duty summons, a valid obituary or death certificate, etc.

Will I get my money back if a local cancels or doesn’t show up?

In case the local cancels the booking you will receive the total amount paid.

How do I get a refund?

Refunds are issued for many reasons. For each situation, certain conditions may apply (see below). Just send us an email with the reason you would like to get a refund together with proof if required. We will then process your request and email you the outcome.

Once you receive notification that you'll be receiving a refund, it takes 5-7 business days to be reflected on your statement after which we process them. Some refunds issued to international credit cards occasionally take up to 30 days to be reflected. Refunds issued to PayPal accounts occur within 24 hours.


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