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Homtel farmstay

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  • DescriptionImagine Thailand. No, not the one you usually see on television, no floating market or trained monkeys. The real Thailand. Where life passes on with it's own unique style and rate. Where musical birds provide soundtracks to the glowing sunset. Somewhere deep in Thailand’s northeastern countryside otherwise known as Isaan, experience a Thailand before Lonely Planet made us less lonely.

    My siblings and I grew up here climbing rocks, exploring jungle trails, and swimming in ponds. I will always remember those carefree childhood days, where every rock was a new castle to be conquered and every trail would surely lead to El Dorado, if you just followed it long enough.

    When the siblings get old enough, we go for college in America. I spent 10 years learning and working in California before I realized it wasn't the life I wanted to live. I moved back to Thailand to help my family start a farmstay with the help from volunteers from all around the world. The farmstay has started with much thanks to all our volunteers who we've been honored to know and work alongside. The work is hard, but the reward is that satisfying feeling when you know you've really contributed and made a real difference.

    With the closest city being over 30km away, travelers who want to avoid loud nightlife, busy roads, or tourist traps will appreciate the distance. Allowing more time for books, blog/work/updates, or spending quality couple’s or family time discovering rural Thailand together.

    If you know how to ride a scooter, you can rent one in PakChong (300baht a day) and drive it to the farmstay. There is also public transportation to the farm which is easy to use. We can send you a video showing exactly how to get here by the local bus, which is an experience in itself.


    We are looking for people who are wanting a quiet place to rest, help out with tasks in the mornings and you have the afternoons and evenings free.
    I really hope we get the chance to meet with you all! Till then, I wish you safe travels and grand adventures!
  • LocationThailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, Pak Chong District, Khlong Muang

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Building
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
  • Hours per day To avoid the heat, we begin work at 7 AM and finish by 11 AM. You are free the rest of the day to wander in the village, hike up the mountain behind the farm or read a book in the hammocks under the shady trees.
    We don't work on the weekends.
  • Work requirements: We require a minimum 5 week day stay (not including the day you arrive or the day you leave). Longer stays are welcome. Each volunteer must be at least 20 years old. We welcome couples as well.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: We require a minimum 5 week day stay (not including the day you arrive or the day you leave). Longer stays are welcome.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 5
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Thai
  • Has pets? We have a dog and way too many cats and kittens! About 60 sheep wander freely all over the farm.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have a bungalow for the volunteers with two private rooms, a kitchen, living area and two bathrooms. In addition to that, we also have a dorm room with two bathrooms attached. There is a coin operated washing machine for laundry. We provide rice, eggs, oil and an equipped kitchen. We can show you how to shop for and cook your own food in a farming village - an adventure on it's own.
  • Additional info
  • Things to do.

    Find a shady tree and read a book, put up a hammock and take a nap, go swimming in the pond, start a campfire at night, take it easy. Perfect for the aspiring writers who needs to escape the commercialized distractions that comes from tourism.

    Immerse yourself in the nature of the Thai countryside, walk down to the local village for cold drinks and snacks and practice your Thai.

    Volunteer to teach an English class or two in the afternoon at the local school, or just hang out with the children. Join in an occasional village soccer practice.

    There is plenty of time to take things in, go for a walk or hike, personal projects/online work

    We are located close to Korat and the Khao Yai National Park, perfect for weekend trips or scooter adventures.
    This part of Thailand is primarily agriculture and is untouched by Western tourism.