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Azlan's Eco Village Homestay & Foodscape

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Location:
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Minimum Stay:
1 month
Languages:
English

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Your Edible Landscape Volunteer Helper Opportunity of a Lifetime

"We’ve gone the extra mile in preparing this Edible Landscape Volunteer Helper listing. We’re looking for the right Volunteer Helper organic gardener who wants to do something concrete about changing the world."

This is the Deal

ARE YOU: dependable, resourceful and an experienced self-starter who needs minimal supervision as an Organic Gardener, yet capable of working well in a team environment?

ARE YOU: a good time manager, flexible, honest, dedicated, keen to learn and enthusiastic with a passion for learning Organic Gardening, Permaculture and Hügelkultur?

ARE YOU: ready to burn some fat and build some muscles doing meaningful and satisfying work rather than pedalling on a stationary bicycle in a gym or jogging nowhere on a treadmill?

ARE YOU: a non-smoker? For safety reasons, we prefer non-smokers and those without piercings that can snag on fence wires, and etc.

DO YOU: have a great deal of energy, a good work ethic and lots of common sense? Do you garden like a champion? Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty to transform a plain plot of lawn into an amazing Edible Landscape?

Come and see for yourself how much we have transformed a grass lawn in just a few short months. Learn how it was done so that you can transform more boring lawns into amazing Edible Landscapes.

DO YOU: strive for a complete, meaningful and satisfying learning experience? Are you willing to learn hands-on, the whole process of, say, a hügel project, from start to finish? Please check out this video which explains what is involved in making a Hügel (a self-watering raised garden bed) >> my website

ARE YOU: willing to be a Voluntary Helper, working part-time 6 days a week (on 6-hour ~ not including meal and rest breaks ~ morning shift or afternoon shift) for at least one month? You will get one morning or afternoon off daily and a full day off a week (not necessarily on the weekend) so that you can do your personal errands (banks are closed on weekends and shopping malls are very crowded on the weekends, hence better to run your errands on a weekday). The full day off will be on a rotation basis with other Helpers and may not be rigidly fixed, but is flexible.

Of course, Helpers can volunteer for shorter periods of time, but their learning experience will not be so complete and they will not gain the maximum benefit.

CAN YOU: do chores such as watering the plants if it hasn’t rained, feeding the cats and dogs, dig shallow holes, weeding, chop up and carry logs, work with saw dust, cut grass, sweep leaves and grass cuttings, gather green leaves and wood chips, prune branches, shovel manure, sand and soil, clean tools and so forth? Even cook and do the dishes?

ARE YOU: excited to learn how to safely operate mechanical tools like brush/grass cutters and chainsaws?

CAN YOU: carry out the following typical daily routine for a Helper? You can do a morning shift or an afternoon shift ~ or even both if you are keen to fastrack on a steep learning curve.

DAILY ROUTINE
0530 hrs Get up with the suboh azan. We are right next to a mosque and the azan *WILL* wake you up. If you can't deal with this and expect the mosque to "tone down," please don't bother applying.
0700 hrs Get chores done near the house and under the streetlights
0800 hrs Get chores done in the orchard and edible landscape
0900 hrs Shower and breakfast
1000 hrs Get more chores done
1330hrs (zohor) Lunch and Siesta ~ Facebook, Skype, YouTube & Twitter time
1600 hrs (asar) Get still more chores done
1930 hrs (maghrib) Clean tools, shower and get ready for dinner
2200 hrs Bedtime

DO YOU: also like having a plant library where you can donate and exchange plant cuttings, seeds and planting material?

Are we a good fit so far? If YES, please continue, if not, stop reading now and wish you the best of luck in the future.

WHO WE ARE: I am the Founder of the Green Party of Malaysia. The Eco-Village Homestay and Foodscape (Edible Landscape) in Kuala Lumpur is a showcase of how we can live sustainably and be largely self-sufficient in terms of food.

We live the green life (LOHAS ~ Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) but rather than forcing people to live the same way, we demonstrate the possibilities for them to emulate, if they so wish.

We are seeking a special relationship with people who already have existing knowledge and skills and/or inexperienced people who are keen on learning how to transform a plot of lawn into an amazing foodscape (edible landscape).

If you already have green fingers or want to learn practical hands-on skills as well as the Theory and Principles of Organic Gardening, Permaculture and Hügelkultur… and are able to work part-time 6 days a week (morning shift or afternoon shift), this just might be your opportunity of a lifetime! You are expected to have sensible work clothes and shoes.

WHAT WE WANT: We’re looking for that extra special Voluntary Helper Organic Gardener, Helper Volunteers who have a positive attitude, and are ultra-reliable to get the job done. That means no whiners or lazy people. And please, don’t respond if you're a smoker or have a lot of “personal commitments.”

HOW WE PAY: For your hard work and dedication, Voluntary Helpers will be rewarded with FREE Food and Accommodation. Voluntary Helpers will each get to sleep on a single bed in a shared dormitory-style room, in a house. There is a shared toilet, WC and shower.

Other benefits for Voluntary Helpers include FREE Wireless Internet during daily Siesta from Zohor to Asar.

Volunteer Helpers will benefit from the practical hands-on skills they learn as well as the Theory and Principles of Organic Gardening, Permaculture and Hügelkultur. You'll learn more than just how to save money when you garden without pesticides and chemical fertilizers ~ you'll learn that fresh, natural produce is the ideal nutrition for your body.

WHAT TO DO NOW: We’ve gone the extra mile in preparing this Edible Landscaping Volunteer Helpers classified ad. We’re looking for the right Volunteer Helper organic gardener who wants to do something concrete about changing the world.

If that’s you, then please do send me your application!

You’ll be expected to send me a cover letter, passport scan, references and CV, as well as any other information that you see fit in support of your application. Character references are just as important as references attesting to your skills.

Thank you.

Welcome Skills: Any gardening or building skills welcome!, Cooking, carpentry, Animal Care/Feeding, - Over 18 years old - Good health - Native or fluent in English - Strong inter-personal skills and experiences in working with people, commitment, sense of humor, Seriously interested in Sustainable Agriculture as a way of life

Accomodation

For your hard work and dedication, Voluntary Helpers will be rewarded with FREE Food and Accommodation. Voluntary Helpers will each get to sleep on a single bed in a shared dormitory-style room, in a house. There is a shared toilet, WC, shower and WiFi.

WHO WE ARE: I am the Founder of the Green Party of Malaysia. The Eco-Village Homestay and Foodscape (Edible Landscape) in Kuala Lumpur is a showcase of how we can live sustainably and be largely self-sufficient in terms of food.

We live the green life (LOHAS ~ Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) but rather than forcing people to live the same way, we demonstrate the possibilities for them to emulate, if they so wish.

We are seeking a special relationship with people who already have existing knowledge and skills and/or inexperienced people who are keen on learning how to transform a plot of lawn into an amazing foodscape (edible landscape).

What Else

You’re expected to send me a cover letter, passport scan, references and CV, as well as any other information that you see fit in support of your application. Character references are just as important as references attesting to your skills.

- Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

+ Have animals/pets

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