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A New Life Mode for you to experience

World, Asia, Thailand, Mae ai district



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About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

Our community is located in a peaceful and beautiful ecovillage supported by the local temple. It is approximately 180 km away from Chiang Mai city and 80 km away from Chiang Rai city. The ecovillage was started in September 2020 and currently has 12 members living together. Our aim is to create and build a new lifestyle model for people who are kind, diligent, simple, honest, trustworthy, and who would love to contribute themselves to human peace and sustainable development of the world.

Our farm has a beautiful natural environment, with faraway mountains surrounded by fairyland clouds and mists. You can hear melodious birdsong from the rain trees throughout the day. We have beautiful flowers blooming under the sunshine, and all kinds of organic vegetables are lush and neatly planted in the fields. Ducks are chasing and playing in the river happily, while buffalos and horses are grazing leisurely on the open grassland. People living here are diligent ,kind, happy and most civilized, they joke and laugh a lot every day, creating a paradise filled with love and auspiciousness.

The Thailand branch has a total area of 80 acres, including residential areas, a public kitchen, activity halls, pavilions, grassland, woodlands, vegetable and flower gardens, orchards, banana forests, rivers, and small lakes. In addition to members of our community, we also have some neighbors living in the courtyard. We help and get along with each other happily and harmoniously.

We welcome people from all over the world, regardless of your backgrounds, races, religions, cultures, and nations. As long as you are interested in this new lifestyle mode, please come to visit us, experience this happy and simple life together, and help create, improve, and perfect this new lifestyle mode for all kind and lovely people on earth! We wish you a happy and unforgettable stay.

About the host

Jie (35)

Host since



Chinese, English

Last seen online

3 weeks ago

Dear all here, I'm Jiejing from China. I like the Bible and Buddha's teachings. I believe in the Greatest Creator and Karma.I am now living in an intentional community-the Second Home of Lifechanyuan Thailand Branch which is approximately 180 km away from Chiang Mai city and 80 km away from Chiang Rai city.

My dream is to help the founder of Lifechanyuan-Mr Xuefeng to build more communities of the Second Home around the world. At present, we have two branches of the community in Thailand and Canada. We welcome those people who are interested in our community and values.

My project blog

The Latest Pictures in Lifechanyuan Thailand Branch

May 14, 2024

Several lotus plants transplanted near the kitchen half a year ago have now spread out into a picturesque lotus pond by the river. This week, pink lotus flowers have been continuously blooming, exuding a serene and heavenly fragrance that captivates the admiration of our brothers and sisters. Over the past few days, timely rains have nourished the flowers, vegetables, and plants, rendering the Thai Home lush and fresh with a cool and comfortable weather.The platform in front of the kitchen had suffered some soil erosion due to prolonged exposure to the river water. Previously, maintenance and repairs were typically handled by Huiguang. Now that Huiguang has left, it's surprising to find that Roumei understands some construction work. With the help of Jiao'e and Baichuan, they managed to complete a task that we thought required professional workers. It's truly remarkable to see the talent of our brothers and sisters in building our home!Apart from maintaining the fruit tree seedlings in the mango garden, brother Daqi has also cultivated papayas and other vegetables and grains. In addition to working on line to spread Lifechanyuan values and taking care of flowers, Jiejing has now taken up the responsibility of mowing the grass in the mango orchard with a lawn mower, exhibiting a true spirit of a heroine!In the Thousand-year World, one punishment for mistakes is to prohibit the person to participate in collective labor. Indeed, collective labor in our home is the happiest and most joyful time for everyone. These days, we've collectively helped the abbot harvest corn stalks and transport them back to feed the buffalo and horses. We also completed the task of bagging hundreds of mango trees in two mango orchards. Everyone works and plays together, and amidst the cheerful laughter under the blue sky and white clouds, it's hard to tell whether they're working or playing in nature.The abbot returned from Chiang Mai bringing various snacks and treats for us. A few days ago, he even bought pizza and clothes for every one of our brothers and sisters. Seeing the abbot looking at us with eyes full of deep affection and love, it's heartwarming and touching. He often says that as long as we are happy, he is happy. With such a compassionate and Buddha-like heart, how can we not be deeply moved and grateful!Please see more pictures from: you are interested in Lifechanyuan and our community, please feel free to contact us, thanks!

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • language practice

Expected workhours

  • 4 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, tent

  • shared meals

  • no money is involved