We've moved to our new land just a year and a half ago near the forest mountains,30km east of Chiang Mai city. Having lived in the city but traveled a lot, we are now settling down and try to grow our own food, medicinal plants, building wooden houses, making our own cleaning products, etc. My husband is a Turkish pharmacist and I'm a Thai graphic designer and yoga teacher, learning about Thai herbal medicine. Our son is an energetic 5 year-old boy and our carpenter friend is staying with us at the moment. If you're interested in wooden building, organic farming, Thai cooking, and yoga, you're welcome to stay with us. There are bamboo bungalows and private wooden rooms for our volunteers . Our place is also close to San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, Muang On cave, Crazy Horse rock climbing, etc. We would like to ask for some food ''Donations'' for 3 healty meals from July onwards once the wooden houses are finished and the work is getting easier.Please ask for the amount of food donation becasue our food harvest will depend on the season and of course our success.So for now we cant grow enough food yet as beginners and have to buy from outside together.Our comfortable wooden and bungalow rooms ( mostly private rooms), yoga classes ,limitless wifi ,laundry,an old bicycle,water & other drinks, and a fridge always ready with fruits etc..are free for short term volunteers..And for long term volunteers we provide everything including all 3 meals a day for free too .Because we recieve more efficient help from them.Please ask details for volunteering long term in our farm. We ask for volunteers to stay at least 5 days in our farm. And besides the all work, we enjoy our time with sharing our knowledges&experiences with volunteers together.For a better planet for more real life, and free & independent future..
We are a small family with a 9 year-old boy with some friends. In our past life (city life), we were pharmacist, graphic designer, photographer, etc. Volunteers will be treated as our friends. We speak English, Thai, Turkish and the little boy can speak some Chinese.
My time at Akirah Garden was ok. I didn’t learn anything about gardening, there was 1 yoga class from Youtube and everything is about rock climbing. Suha is a nice person
2 months ago
Benthe came and stayed with us just for few days. She is a nice person but arrived here with so much expectations for in just few days stay. Like going to free tours, everyday free yoga etc.. which is because of some misunderstandings from my profile. She is a responsible person but should improve if she wants to volunteer in farms or nature. We farmer hosts are not the people to entertain their volunteers !
I would definitely recommend Akira Garden, Suha and his family were really nice to me. I met a lot of people other countries, I practice my English, I learned how to plant seeds and stay with chickens. The place is lovely, warm and we sat around the fire some nights. I have no complaints, it was a perfect experience. And if I am back in Thailand I would come back here. Thank you!
5 months ago
This is my first Worldpacker experience and I truly had a wonderful time! I've learned a lot from planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, watering plants the proper way, composting and cultivating the soil. We even did some carpentry where we built a small bed for a kid volunteering with their mom in February. Cooking sessions were so awesome and the food was always yummy and healthy! There's also a bonfire night where you could just drink, chill, and share amazing stories with Suha and your farm-mates.
THANKS to my farm-mates, and the lovely family host: Suha, Sara, Alaz (and pets)!!!
over 2 years ago
Having the opportunity to work alongside Suha and his lovely family was a pleasure and a honor. Suha is very passionate about gardening and nature overall. He's a great teacher, an amazing storyteller and an even better person. You'll feel at home as soon as you set your foot in the farm. He's fair, reasonable and caring. I'll always keep this experience close to my heart. Thank you Suha
over 2 years ago