We will focus on environmental sustainability by building a three-room housing with the rammed earth construction technique. Using raw materials such as soil, straw and gravel found locally which will teach volunteers the environmental effects and sustainability for the habitat. This will not only be a labor intense experience but also a spiritual cleansing journey for youProject Overview:We picked Sanhe village to be the place to promote sustainability and satoyama initiative because in this agricultural community where there s no convenient public transportation connecting to the metropolis., but the people believing in all beings are equal; realizing that people already have plenty and we can give more to our habitat, the earth The township is known for the Buddhist temple in the center of Longtan Lake. It was voted the most distinctive town in Taiwan 2015. In the name of love for the environment, Community Chief Xie rolled up his sleeves, lead by example to live more but desire less. Due to the success of the first workcamp in 2018, Sanhe has already had intimate connections to people from 7 other countries, therefore, we are determined to continue pushing the Growth further This is most suitable for those especially interested in the life of a rich culture and tranquility, and perfect for people who care about sustainable habitat. The villagers spend their lives mostly within their community, this program provides them with the amazing opportunity to learn English, as well as embrace other cultures, from international volunteers. Aims:With Agro-living Wellness, we aim to achieve 3 Growths: 1.Growth in awareness of the importance of sustainable habitats (satoyana)2.Growth in local work force participation rate of the community3.Growth in volunteersU wellness of body, mind and spiritAchievements in 2018:Environmental Work: 61557;We built 2 bamboo houses for the community61557;We maintained and repaired stone path inherited from the Qing Dynasty61557;We maintained and painted wooden walk paths61557;We maintained the tea plantation field61557;Cultural, language exchanged with local work forcePersonal Development:61558;Learned Hakka song and incorporated with international dance moves61558;Learned Chinese Calligraphy and Culture61558;Learned Chinese Tea history and Arts61558;Practiced Tai Chi and Meditation 61558;Classes on Sustainability
Community Center. Sleeping bag is required Food will be offered by local people but volunteers still have a chance to cook in some cultural exchange events.
The township is known for the Buddhist temple in the center of Longtan Lake. It is north of Taiwan, locates in the same city as the Taoyuan International Airport. It was also voted the most distinctive town in Taiwan 2015GM: https://bit.ly/2EMytycSinging and dancing, optional day tour on free day
Sanhe Community Development Association
Please take note of the project s minimum requirements:- age 18 – High school graduate- Able to work in heat (sunlight), nature with insects- Good physical fitness- Love a good sweat- Immunizations (please consult your doctor)
With Agro-living Wellness, we aim to achieve 3 Growths: 1.Growth in awareness of the importance of sustainable habitats (satoyana) 2.Growth in local work force participation rate of the community 3.Growth in volunteersU wellness of body, mind and spirit