Welcome to the Rak Tamachat
Permaculture Residency Program
Rak Tamachat is proud to support our Permaculture Design Graduates.
We offer a Permaculture Residency Program which allows them a place and opportunity to practice their Permaculture skills.
Permaculture Residents will help to facilitate the day-to-day runnings of our permaculture Farm and Intentional Community.
Permaculture Residency Cost
As a graduate of the 2-Months Rak Tamachat Permaculture Design Diploma or the 2-weeks Permaculture Internship, you will have been trained as a working permaculturist, and we can offer you a green job upon your graduation.
In exchange for helping one of our permaculture staff members in the management of our permaculture volunteer program, we can offset a part of your stay.
As a former student and new member of our Permaculture Community, we can offer you to stay with us for a third of the volunteer rate!
How to Become a Resident?
- If you have successfully completed your Diploma of Permaculture Design at Rak Tamachat and wish to extend your stay at the Education Institute, as you will also probably have to extend your visa after those 2 intensive months, we suggest you take the opportunity to travel for a few days to a few weeks in neighboring countries to both unwind and apply for a new visa. This cooling-off period will also allow you and the Rak Tamachat Community to review your experience with us. During that period, you will need to apply by email for your Residency Program, informing us of your desire to be a Rak Tamachat Resident, as well as your dates of return and expected departure.
- If you have completed a Two-Weeks Internship after your Combined Course or PDC at Rak Tamachat and wish to stay for more learning and experiences, you will need to take a few days break off the farm for a period of at least two days (there are many places you can go visit around Rak Tamachat – visit our Day Trips page). This cooling-off period will allow you and the Rak Tamachat Community to review your experience with us. During that period, you will need to apply by email for your Residency Program, informing us of your desire to be a Rak Tamachat Resident, as well as your dates of return and expected departure.
- All residency applications will need to be accepted on a mutual desire and need basis. Rak Tamachat has a limited number of bungalows and resident housing, hence acceptance will be on “first come-first served” basis. If housing is not available, you will be able to return at a later date once accommodations are available.
Permaculture Residency Cost Breakdown
Residency with Bungalow Accommodation
If it is available, you can decide to keep your bungalow for as low as 5 USD per day!
- Communal Overheads (Food, 3 meals a day): 10 USD
- Teak Bungalow: 0 USD!!
Total Cost: 10 USD per day per resident (70 USD per week / 280 USD per month)
Please note: This offer is only available for current or former Diploma and Internship students of Rak Tamachat.
Residency Program Course Prerequisites
We are always looking for people with skills and talents to help grow our community.
You may be just the person we are looking for to help our Permaculture Education Institute.
Our Permaculture Residencies provide you with Room and Board (all inclusive), you will have a shared stay in one of our teak bungalows.
We are a full-time Permaculture Education Institute and as such can only accept a limited number of persons for the Permaculture Resident Program.
We highly recommend that you register in advance to assure your place with us.
The Rak Tamachat “Pay it Forward” Program
What is “Pay it Forward”?
As a graduate student of Rak Tamachat, you will become a member of the Rak Tamachat Community and receive the right to sit on any refresher PDC at 50% of the regular course price.
PDC graduates from other institutes around the world have the right to sit in on a Rak Tamachat PDC for 25% off of the regular course price.
Check out Agatha’s and Ben’s testimonials below:
Permaculture Resident Deev Datta Passing on Note:
This letter is rather surprisingly long for myself as i write these words, for its content and thoughts… It took couple of days to finish. I personally feel that words can be confusing and challenging as there will always be different perspective from giver and receiver, yet it is worth a try and spread the message sharing what we think and what we like most and what makes us alive.
My stay as a permaculture resident was rather experiential one, being a student through awareness, especially when with nature along with people who share similar thoughts and ideas. My presence to the outside world was at times like caterpillar turning to
There is always positive energy around even when our heart and mind clouded. Even when we force ourselves to empty smiles, does that mean those smiles are false ? They have their work, those smile might have opened few hearts as well. So I silently appreciate those jokes that i never paid attention and to those laughter i hardly opened my ear to….
Time moves on.. we move on… life moves on… even with or without our presence… the essence of our life lives in it…
Knowing that part of me will be always with the farm because i put my head and heart together to create something. All collective energy form volunteers, interns and students make Rak Tamachat a unique and beautiful. Many hours of collective thought, brainstorming and hands on action created beautiful environment around… even when some of the things we broke down –
to create something else that is more suitable to present need….. I knew that those previous creation came from good creative energy and open heart. It is my silent appreciation to those hands and hearts. I wonder perhaps those people can feel my thoughts as they walk their life path.
We remember ourselves again when we smell flowers and open our lungs to it, eat something we grew in the kitchen garden that taste better, or simply watch shooting stars under the starry umbrella and pause for a while and understand the importance to be alive.
I pay my silent respect to those individual who came with enthusiasm and learned and shared life in the community.
The community lives with the base of individuals, without those individuals the community will perish. I believe the difference in opinion is another strong pillar in the
The permaculture farm is less than perfect, because it perhaps always perfect with new idea and growth, like any person. I searching for a farm that is self supporting where we grow most of the thing we eat, so that we are not giving encouragement to consumerism within ourselves, knowing we only need so little yet we might want so much – To ask the question again…. DO I REALLY NEED IT ? This question is fundamental for any individual as well as any permaculture community. It is important to follow walking the talk and all excuse falls apart when there is motivation and strong determination.
It is my need of a place with people with enthusiasm, self learner and people with individual interest and curiosity, learning new things and sharing, a place where we grow our own food, live with minimal support from outside world, yet keen on learning from happenings around the world. A place where there is silent respect and love towards all living and non-living being. With close proximity of playful nature.
My hearty thanks to Beau and Lin for letting me be part of Rak Tamachat permaculture community. My respect to Lin’s parents and care to little boys. I appreciate energy of my distant and close friends in Rak Tamachat, who i met only for couple of days, some seems like eternity…. to share my care and love to Bphu, Laura, Regina, Amy, for letting myself be and letting me know you a little… and in this process …. I got to know a little about myself with my unsocial skills 🙂 . Also thank Pi-Chan and his wife. My Thanks to all Permaculture friends who i shared my knowledge and who I learnt from.
Like river flows to its destination … everything else also flow, so the life of Rak Tamachat and people there… with or without my presence.
It is time for me to start another journey… and for you too….
Be well and be in Bliss…