Akirah garden

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. 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 5 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.

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Estonia

Akirah garden was my first work experience. Definitely best place where to start your journey. Sara and Suha are more like a family. Their knowledge of organic farming and nature friendly lifestyle is amazing. Work tasks were explained properly and nothing difficult. Also you will have a lot of free time for enjoying the nature and surrounding. Really peaceful location. Learned how to make delicious foods with simple vegetables and rice/. Also Sara's banana bread is amazingly good. In the mornings you can participate in yoga classes, as Sara is amazing teacher. I will definitely come back!

21 days ago

Portugal

I really enjoyed my stay. The place is really amazing and the family that hosted me is just spectacular, really nice people. Suha taught me a lot about farming and worked together to build a structure. If you need a day off, you can rent a motorcycle for a really cheap price and Suha told me awesome spots to visit. I definitely recommend!

about 1 month ago

Brazil

Akirah Garden is a place where you feel at home. You become part of the family at the time you arrive there! They need some people who have skills in carpentry, electrical services or some previous knowledge related to farm work. I believe this could help Suha, Sara and Alaz a lot to evolve their permaculture way of living.
I can never be grateful enough for the life experience they provided me! I miss them all <3

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Akriah Garden. I learnt a lot about farming, construction and Thai and Turkish culture. I like one of the family by Suha, Sara and Alas. They are very accomodating hosts as they live simply with lots of fun. You have many opportunities to go out with them or by yourself to do what you please. I will be back here 😬😬❤️

3 months ago

suha replied

we would like to welcome you here any time you are back in Chiang Mai. River was ready whenever help needed in our farm.

Mexico

The experience was great, I had a good time, I had a time for myself and really enjoy the Sarah’s yoga lessons.

5 months ago

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