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 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.
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 1 year 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 1 year ago
This was my first experience volunteering in an eco farm and I think I couldn't have started better. Suha is an incredible and experienced teacher. I learned so much from him not only about farming and woodwork, but also about life. Sarah is a great yoga teacher, with very knowledgeable about herbs and natural medicine. There is a soothing softness about her that makes you at ease. Alas is a very smart boy and great uno player. I can't wait to go back there to learn more. :)
almost 2 years ago
AMAZING! I've never thought that I would have so much fun in this place. Since the first to the last day was always perfect. We did some wood work, some gardening, cooking and lit up many fires, times were always fun there, even when working.Suha must be the best host in the world, funny, polite, and a good teacher if you want to learn more about the farm life. I spent more then 2 weeks there and I left the place with many new friends and 1 best friend, Suha. I want to thank you again so much for the experience and for the good mood! I'll be back as soon as possible! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
almost 2 years ago
My experience in Akirah Garden was really good! The family is so nice. Sarah is so sweet, Alas is talkative and energetic and Suha is always with the Volunteers to teach about all the things around the farm. The work is ok, it was good to stay in the nature and we learn the daily life in a farm, the food was delicious (I never ate so much healthy food in my life), it was a great experience! Thanks for all!
about 2 years ago