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Chiang Mai
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: up to 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 23858
Country: Thailand

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Last Updated: March 29, 2019

Hi, my name is Pui, I am a Thai artist.
My family and me, we are living on a big farm where I have my art studio.
I was living in Chiang Mai all my life and made a living from my paintings. But now, I like to be at my farm in the countryside at the town called Mae Rim, out of the big city. I am still painting here and doing some art works in the nature.

If you come to my place, there are a lot of things you can do.
Depending on the season, you can help me with gardening, planting, watering. We are building a clay house in the dry season and we would like you to help.
We have a lot of fruits trees (all you can eat).
You don't have to do more than 3 hours of working in the garden or with the mud house per day. Most of the time, we hang out, do some handicrafts, cook real Thai food. You can go around the farm and relax, or practice your Yoga or meditation skills, it's the perfect surrounding for that. You explore the countryside.

You will stay in a bungalow, traditional Lanna style (there are 4 bungalows). It is a wooden house in the middle of the nature, with bathroom (hot shower) the kitchen and art studio area, where we spend the time together, is colorful decorated, there are a lot of my paintings and art works me and other volunteers made.

In the future, I am planning to have a permaculture farm. For now, we have an organic
fruit farm and it will take some time to make all my dreams that I have in my mind become true. You can help me make them real!

My plans for next year (2019):
- build another clay house.
Everyone with experience how to building, artist skills, gardening, especially welcome ;-)and other skills we open for everyone.
- Create more recycling art (like furniture, decoration etc).
- Gardening.

Summary for the lazy readers: Activity...
I am a Thai old lady artist
Home stay on farm
-You will do a little garden work/ building clay house max. 3 hours/day, 6day/week (we have day off on Monday no work.
-Or when you have free time after work! Can hang out or do art/ art works whatever you want.
-Stay in Lanna style bungalow,
use our bicycles and explore the countryside
Have fun and enjoy the nature :)

If you want to come (also spontaneously), just call me!

We cook Thai food! (Degree of spicy food depends on the person who eats the least spicy). If you don't like Thai food, please understand that you have to buy your own food. For we don't eat much meat ourselves, vegans and vegetarians are welcome.

As we have no income, we ask for 300 thai baht/day (including bungalow, food and drinks. Minimum stay of one week is required! One week is 2100 baht) Thank you! :) or you can stay longer.

Behavior guideline:
- Don't be loud and noisy in the night time after 9pm.
- Don't throw anything in the toilet, not even toilet paper! It can be getting blocked easily!
- Bring your own towel, soap, shampoo,toilet paper, mosquito spray, washing powder etc.
- Clean up the kitchen every time after cooking
- If you accidentally break anything or something while not working, please tell me, we are all humans, I would not be mad about it; But it is not quite nice to leave and I will find the broken things later!***You must be responsible for that if you do it***
- Don't be lazy in working hours.
- Volunteer please clean up your own bungalow, bathroom before leaving.
- In Buddhist cultures, it is impolite to point your feet towards others or towards Buddha statues and pictures
-I am not looking for volunteers who are just looking for a free room to stay and free food on their holidays but a 100% open-minded people who are really interested in learning about our culture.
-On general we have indigo tie dye workshop on every Tuesday ( But depends on people join on those day . You can check it out on my web page: ,our workshop cost 1500 Thai baht or 48 usd include all materials.) If you want to join just let me know before 3 days.

*****Please pay when you first arrive date, because we have to pay for foods and everything for you, hope you understand us... Thanks you so much*****

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