Be part of an Ecovillage


The Exchange

All along the year, small and big works are done to optimize the quality and the respect of the installations facing the ecological and economic stakes imposed by our model. Through the discovery of Vietnamese know-how and sustainable practice, volunteers are included during the day time in the development of the community garden. Come to help us improve our Ecovillage !


Title

25 hours of help per week

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Beginner English or Beginner Vietnamese

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Our governance is organised around volunteering, professionals and artists, who are involved in a number of different projects: organisation of workshops and events, eco-responsible communication, valorising and utilising local partners and supply chains for sustainable production, processing and packaging of the garden’s produce. Our partners and volunteers, inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them, use ecosystem services to save water, energy and limit non-renewable inputs. They create sustainable projects for the community, improve soil conditions, promote biodiversity, grow and prepare organic foods from the garden, all the while placing life and well-being at the heart of their practices.


Activities & Shift

After confirmation of your stay you will received document about the House Operating. Please read it carefully and feel free to ask us if you have any questions. During your stay don’t hesitate to refer to this document and be ready to make your part !

01 PERMACULTURE
Everyday : 8.30 am - 11.30 am

🌺 Creation of a nourishing garden
- Gardening Plan: Seeding / Intercropping / Harvesting

🌺 Protect biodiversity
- Care of dedicated spaces: coop, stables, ponds, bird house

02 NATURAL BUILDING

🌺 Traditional Woodwork
- Ensure the strength of the frame and the various wooden modules

🌺 Up-cycling
- Playgrounds and wood games

03 GENERAL VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM
Guided Tour : Every Sunday 3.00 pm

🌺 Everyday life
- Clean-up and garbage hunt

🌺 Ecological behavior
- Natural hygiene products
- Manage compost area



Rules

WORKING HOURS

Morning : 8.30 am - 11.30 am
Afternoon : 3 pm - 6.00 pm

DURATION OF RESIDENCIES - PERIODS OF WELCOME

Applications are currently open all along the year. Internship may be broken up into multiple periods if necessary.

CONDITIONS OF WELCOMING

The intern will have to present a Main Works (see list under) to develop during his stay : from beginner to expert level. The selection criteria will be based on the relevance of the works, its development or its future in XBC Eco-construction Plan. Works around Vietnamese know-how will be favored.
Interns are NOT provided with travel costs. Applicants are required to organise and finance their travel to and from Hanoi.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is provided to all interns (and their families upon application and within capacity) in the residency complex in Xóm Bắc Cầu.