Woofing: Our farmstay in a few words
Suwan Organic Farmstay is above all a place that adapts to your needs, your desires and your pace. It is a farm stay which allows you to fully immerse yourself in Siamese culture.
It is also a place open to woofing (WWOOF) offering discovery workshops such as composting, sowing, pruning, natural construction and making natural fertilizers. If one of them appeals to you more than another, there is also the possibility of doing advanced workshops.
Additionally, if you have a project similar to ours and/or you are attracted to everything related to permaculture and self-sufficiency, then don’t miss the different internships that we offer during the year.
These are led by recognized professionals and are carried out on our farm.
Apart from the courses where we can call on external speakers, all activities are supervised by Manu and Aun, owners of the Suwan Organic Farmstay, in French, English or Thai as required.
Woofing in Thailand at Suwan Organic Farmstay
Woofing in Thailand is the opportunity to dive into the heart of Siamese rurality. Woofing is an opportunity to experience immersion, to stop being a passive spectator. Woofing in Thailand is about touching the reality of life in tropical latitudes.
Some will speak of eco-tourism, agro-tourism or farm tourism but I believe that the term woofing is much closer to what we offer in terms of hospitality, friendliness, comfort, adaptability, diversity, freedom, sharing and experiences.
Let me tell you about our woofing in Thailand because it is a bit different from what you might find elsewhere, our desire being to adapt this concept to our values and the rules of this country.
The concept is simple, an attractive price that includes comfortable accommodation, quality meals and access to a host of activities as you wish. Nothing obligatory here.You participate in the life of our organic farm and in the various workshops according to your abilities, your desires, your interests.
The workshops are numerous and can of course vary according to the seasons, respecting the rhythms of nature. Some examples of workshops:
Important: access to the various workshops is optional. These workshops take place from 07:00 to 12:00.
Woofing in Thailand, and more particularly in our farmhouse is, above all, about encounters and crossing paths. People from all walks of life with common aspirations and similar dreams despite different life paths come together in a spirit of community. Space for conviviality and sharing where friendships are born.
Woofing in Thailand is the opportunity to dive into another way of life, to touch another way of living and to think about the future.
A typical day’s woofing program in our farmhouse
07:00 – 09:00: Morning coffee and then immersion in the field.
09:00 – 10:00: Breakfast and homemade smoothies.
10:00 – 12:00: Immersion in our farmhouse.
12:00 – 13:30: Free time
13:30 – 14:30: Lunch
14:30 – 19:00: Free time
19:00 – 20:00: Aun, owner of the place, gets in the kitchen, our visitors are free to help her and learn a little more about Thai cuisine.
20:00: Evening meal
Saturday and Sunday leave
All our rates also include three hearty meals a day, activities and supervision.
From 500 Baht per person / day or 14,000 Baht / month
For 1 person: 500 Bahts / day or 12000 Bahts / month
For 2 people: 800 Bahts / day or 12000 Bahts / month
Bungalows in natural construction:
For 1 person: 600 Bahts / day or 17,000 Bahts / month
For 2 people: 900 Bahts/day or 22,000 Bahts/month
For 1 person: 700 Bahts / day or 19,000 bahts / month
For 2 people: 1000 Bahts / day or 24,000 Bahts / month
Family bungalows: 2 adults/1 child: 1200 Bahts/day or 32000 Bahts/month
Family bungalows: 2 adults/2 children: 1600 Bahts/day or 38000 Bahts/month
For 1 person: 1000 Bahts / day or 27,000 bahts / month.
For 2 people: 1300 Bahts / day or 36,000 bahts / month.
Price for children under 13 years old: 400 Bahts / day
All rentals have private bathrooms EXCEPT the natural construction bungalows.
All rentals in our farmhouse have fans.
You can also benefit from air conditioning in the modern and luxury bungalows. We then ask for an additional 100 baht per day.
Our types of accommodation
Our modern bungalows are perfect for those who like to stay in a hotel-like environment… They are bright, spacious and offer all possible comfort for 1 or 2 people maximum, with private bathrooms
Our modern dorms, for up to 4 people, are perfect for a family with children or a small group of friends. Each one still has a lot of space because our bungalows are all very spacious. They all have private bathrooms
4. Camping/carbet formula
The tent is placed on a covered terrace (carbet) which also has a rest and relaxation area. The carbets are equipped with mosquito nets:
Access to a shared bathroom.
Price with 3 meals included:
For 1 person: 500 Bahts / day or 12000 Bahts / month
For 2 people: 800 Bahts / day or 12000 Bahts / month
Wooden bungalows and rice field bungalows
Our wooden bungalows are ideal for those who enjoy the warm and authentic atmosphere of traditional Thai dwellings. They have of course a private bathroom.
These bungalows in the middle of nature are very popular with people who love greenery and a somewhat wild environment. Fishing enthusiasts will also find their pleasure there!
With additional covered terrace and semi-equipped kitchen and private bathroom.
Bungalow in natural construction:
Our bungalow in natural construction has 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds) and a shared bathroom.
Our naturally constructed bungalow has 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom. It is already available on demand.
Our rice field bungalow will be modern in style with stunning views!
Questions and answers on woofing in Thailand
What is woofing?
Okay, I’m not going to give you a lesson here, just some brief information for those who aren’t familiar with this relatively new concept which has taken off with the advent of organic cultivation and other organic productions.
The term “woofing”, which some also write as Wwoofing, is an English term which means: “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms”.
So the concept is simple: allow those who wish to immerse themselves, for a few days or a few weeks, in the rural life of the country they are visiting, the Land of Smiles in the case of Suwan Organic Farmstay. .
The advantages of woofing are undeniable: immersion in tropical Siamese latitudes at a lower cost, most of the time with room and board. The opportunity to learn specific permaculture techniques, to participate in daily rural activities, to discover a secular culture rich in lessons, to evolve in a friendly and constructive atmosphere, to meet people who have the same passions, the same dreams.
Which visa to practice wwoofing in Thailand?
It is true that we read everything and its opposite regarding visa legislation (or visa waivers) in Thailand, even more so regarding wwoofing in Thailand.
So to be clear, any activity, even voluntary, is linked to the obligation of a work permit and a suitable visa. I challenge those who claim that woofing in Thailand is an exception to bring me the law or regulation that says so.
In short, woofing in Thailand in the form of volunteering or volunteering is illegal without the work permit and its specific visa. On the other hand, woofing in the land of smiles as a tourist activity, no problem. It is in this form that we offer this activity of immersion in the Siamese rural culture.
So the answer to the visa question is simple, all you need is a tourist visa, visa waiver or its extension to take full advantage of the framework and services that SuwanOrganic farmstay offers you.
How long can you practice woofing in Thailand?
As long as your visas or visa exemptions last. It therefore ranges from a few days to several months.
It is true that being able to practice wwoofing for a long period of time may be of interest to nomads, globetrotters, expatriate candidates, … In this case, you just have to make sure you comply with Siamese legislation. A simple rule to remember, you cannot stay more than six months in Thailand without a visa. So, coupled with tourist visas, it is possible to stay 8 (9) months or more.
However, if your life project is to stay in the land of smiles for a long time, then it may be necessary to find more viable alternatives for the future.
Can we do woofing with the family and more precisely with children?
Not only can you do woofing as a family, I would say it’s even recommended.
There is no minimum age for children. Suwan Organic Farmstay is a friendly place suitable for all ages, all skills. Our farm quickly becomes a place of discovery and games for children, an enchanting and real space made of explorations, learning, nature, a breath of freedom, a beneficial truce far from the screens and virtual worlds of our small and large screens.
I am interested in woofing at your place, what steps should I take?
Nothing too complicated, just contact us by email, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
To get an even faster and more complete response, please give us some information:
– Number of people and age
– Desired dates of stay
– If you are possibly vegetarians or vegans or have special dietary or medical needs
Protection of biodiversity
One of the essential first steps for organic farming and self-sufficiency is to produce healthy and reproducible seeds!
Seeds are essential for humanity as they are the first step in the production of food. When they have been improved thanks to the intervention of the peasants, taking into account the particular local conditions, these seeds represent the cultural value of the traditions, knowledge and know-how on the use of biodiversity.
For our part, we of course work mainly with fertile organic seeds, thanks among other things to the partnership set up with the Kokopelli association… We produce winged peas seedsOur winged pea seeds for the Seeds Without Borders campaign, in return we receive vegetable seeds every year, we make a “fair trade”
What we also appreciate is receiving seeds from our visitors in order to increase the biodiversity of the farm. We appreciate it when our hosts bring seeds from their home country or from a country they have visited.
Sharing can also be done through what you bring… It’s a pleasure for us to have trees, flowers, vegetables from all over the world!
This exchange is of course a plus, and in no way an obligation.
The Suwan Organic Farm is pleased to announce that we can now offer yoga sessions and initiation all year round and on the days of your choice. It’s always a good time to think about yourself 😊🧘