Gaarawe is a not-for-profit village

Everything that we make and do is invested back into the project. That’s why we can’t offer free food and training to all who visit us. If you have one of the skills we need (or have a skill you think we need) Gaarawe will invest in you if you invest in us!

Qualified Volunteers

Gaarawé has been built by thousands of volunteers, but there are some skills in particular that we need at this time in the village’s growth:

      • Carpenter (experience with bamboo preferred)
      • Native Thai speaker
      • Builder (experience with bamboo and/or clay construction preferred)
      • Expert in water filtration systems (potable and/or grey water)
      • Motorbike Mechanic

What we ask:

    • Qualified, experienced volunteer (no apprentices)
    • Assistance gathering the necessary resources
    • Time commitment for the duration of the project
    • Compliance with immigration to get the right visa

What we give:

    • A bed in the dormitory or a hut if available
    • Sheets, blankets, pillows
    • Mosquito net
    • Highspeed wifi and electricity
    • Full access to training and facilities
    • Free laundry
    • Three meals per day* 
    • Assistance with visa applications (possibly financial aid).
Don’t see your skills up there? Let us give you some new ones! 

Trainee Volunteers

The voluntourism industry has changed the way that volunteers think, and their expectations. If you haven’t worked on a permaculture project for at least 1 month then you will need guidance and training before you can make a real contribution to the village. We cover why we ask some volunteers to contribute financially in our FAQS.

What we give:

    • Three meals per day* 
    • Training in whatever task the garden needs
    • Sheets, blankets, pillows
    • Mosquito net
    • Highspeed wifi and electricity
    • Full access to training and facilities
    • Free laundry

What we ask:

    • 1 week: 3,500ThB per person, 6,000ThB per couple
      (Aprox. $110 per person, $190 per couple) 
    • 1 month: 9,000ThB per person, 16,000ThB per couple
      (Aprox. $280 per person, $500 per couple) 
    • 3 months: 21,000ThB per person, 35,000ThB per couple
      (Aprox. $660 per person, $1,100 per couple)

*Our chef is Thai so much of our food is what she would make for her family. Vegan/vegetarian options are available, and we use mostly organic products from our garden or local sources. Let us know when you arrive if you have dietary requirements.

dig hole
Oven work
Group Photo River