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Farm Samoeng, Thailand

5.0
17 reviews17

Authentic Thai experience in Pangteom Village, Sameong City


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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
8 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer

16h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours 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
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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The Experience

My name is Watchara and I have been a tour guide for 10 years. I am a former Buddhist monk and school with experience in teaching meditation techniques. I am offering a unique Thai experience that allows me to be a part of your wonderful trip to Thailand. The facilities are simple but clean, with a shared toilet and washing facilities, and small bamboo thatch roofed houses for sleeping. There is no electricity in the farm.

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers contribute with 200 baht per day to help paying for meals.

Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

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17 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Farm

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

8 Immersing in the local culture

8 Get in touch with nature

6 Meeting locals

5 Learning about sustainability

4 Meeting international travelers

3 Developing environmental awareness

Portugal

5

Watchara family is now part of my family too. Amazing human beings, with a huge sense of sustainability and respect for nature.
It was a lovely experience that I want to repeat, for sure. Thank you Wat, I learnt so much with you and your great family!

about 1 month ago

Canada

5

The three of us loved staying with Watchara, Dang (his wife) and Phon (his daughter) at the farm! We helped grow their vegetable garden, prepare the hillside for sticky rice season and build a yoga/multipurpose studio in two weeks, as well as partake in several community events around Sameong and get to know his extended family. The daily routine with incredible vegetarian meals from Dang and Watchara leading morning and evening meditation made for a laid back and very enjoyable time. Thank you for a great time!

about 2 months ago

Canada

5

Watchara and his family are wonderful! They are very friendly and welcoming. Dang's cooking is delicious, I am celiac and she was able to make my meals gluten free without issue. I loved my time here and am greatful for the experience!

about 2 months ago

Canada

5

Watchara and his family are very inviting and kind. We were fed wonderful food and worked very reasonable hours. It’s definitely an adjustment if you’re used to electricity, but without it, one is better able to connect with nature. I definitely recommend if you’re interested in learning more about Thai cooking, meditation, Buddhism and farming.

2 months ago

Canada

5

Watachara farm is a great opportunity to discover the local Thai life, and to disconnect from reality.
With so little Ingredients, and everything being fresh, the food was delicious.
Don’t use/bring clothes you don’t want to damage... I unfortunately did this mistake!

Thanks again for the great opportunity you give us the discover Thailand a little more.

I will definitely come back.

2 months ago

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