I stayed at the farm for two months. I went into the experience thinking it would be an awesome learning experience, as I could learn about organic farming and work with animals and meet awesome people. But during my stay I found out so much about the real workings of the farm that I am horrified. The owner, Mr T, by all local wisdom, has gone insane. He has anger outbusts and staff turnover is very high. He promises people one price, and then when they arrive, hikes the price up. The food takes over an hour to arrive, and then it is often cold. The free internet they advertise rarely works. Then I learned that Mr T used to have a contract with an agency that sent paying volunteer tourists to the farm to work. He used and abused the volunteers so much that the agency withdrew from working with him. The mudhuts have dirt falling from the walls and rats, and they have built the mudhuts such that there are only mud walls. Not a true mud house. Meaning that the walls stop on the second floor, and there is air. Covered by a metal roof. So sleeping upstairs is impossible because it is too hot, and animals come and go as they please. I experienced rats and snakes. I was not given a refund. Also, they have a huge problem with crime on the farm. Money was stolen from my locked mud hut, and I learned that this has been happening for quite a while. Since it was taken from my locked hut, it must be someone who works there.
Finally, they advertise that they teach English to kids. They don't. It is a front operation, and all the proceeds go directly to Mr T. The head English teacher quit earlier in the year because he caught Mr T taking donations out of the donation box.
Go somewhere else. I think this place must've been cool years ago, but now it's run by a dishonest, elderly couple who are only out for your cash.
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