Gaarawe

The present project aims to establish a community based on the economy of sufficiency, capable of producing food and essential goods for both internal consumption and providing hospitality to visitors. The community will operate in harmony with living beings and the surrounding environment. It will exist both in a virtual sense, as a network for exchanging information and contacts, and in a real sense, fostering human and commercial relationships with a shared commitment to living in a place where the "meaning of life" is based on empathy and the symbiosis of Man and Nature.

To strive to transcend the chaos of places ravaged by concrete and battered by the economic and social system of globalized capitalism, it is necessary to foster a culture of shared responsibility. The promotion of a society built on "duties before rights," empathy, and respect for fellow humans and Mother Earth is essential.

We have some wonderful itineraries of uncommon places to visit: caves, waterfalls, trekking, canoeing, big tree, fascinating temples, hot springs, the largest dam, and our beautiful river where we cool, we swim, and fishing.
Walking in the forest, in January, the Rataflesia , a flower, the largest in the world that was born only here.
This is the most primitive forest of the planet

Volunteers and residents live under the same conditions together as we prepare the day's program. Every day we dedicate ourselves to routine maintenance: we feed the chickens and the dogs, water the garden and collect fruit and vegetables to eat together. Sometimes we make jams or canned fruit for our breakfast.

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Reviews

4.5
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Italy

5

I had a wonderful first volunteering experience at Gaarawé Village. The work, though easy and sweaty due to the heat, was very rewarding. There was a perfect balance between work and fun, with free time for boat or hiking tours. I stayed in a bamboo hut and enjoyed permaculture activities in a peaceful setting with lovely, welcoming people. The owner, Lele, is clearly very passionate about permaculture and shares his passion with you. I had a great time and look forward to return.

about 22 hours ago

Australia

5

I had an amazing experience at Gaarawé. I met amazing people, ate amazing food and got to be involved in many local activities and adventures. I would definitely recommend this experience to someone who is looking to get out in nature and experience a sustainable way of living. The dogs are also very cute. I will miss them. Just to keep in mind there are a lot of bugs.

2 days ago

United States

5

Staying at Garawee village has so far been the highlight of my trip to Thailand. It is an absolutely beautiful place and Lele is a passionate and open minded host who cares deeply about the village. I met so many fellow travelers and locals alike. It is more than volunteering, it is a thriving social and ecological community. I had the best time and learned a lot from Lele and the people around the village. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique and fulfilling experience.

5 days ago

United States

5

I had an amazing experience at Gaarawe & I highly recommend this for anyone looking to connect with nature & learn about permaculture. The village is an absolutely beautiful place & it was great to stay in your own private hut. The work is fun & relaxed but it does get very hot. There is plenty of time to explore the nearby area & discover amazing nature. Lele is a great host & is very accommodating to any needs

about 2 months ago

Saudi Arabia

5

Honestly best thing I have ever done. This was my first time volunteering and everything about this experience exceeded my expectations. The people I volunteered with were very welcoming. The work was very rewarding and not that demanding. There was a perfect balance between work and fun.

2 months ago


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Rural

Mountain

Family

Waterfall