Gecko village

help us to finance our project Gecko village relaxation in the heart of nature

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Gecko village

<p> <strong>The project</strong></p> <p> <img alt="20170114_175945-1490164536" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Why Cambodia?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> When we arrived in Cambodia, our heart was filled with so many emotions. Actually, we quickly felt that this was the place where our lives will change. This developing country within <strong>warm-hearted people</strong> and <strong>astonishing landscapes</strong> conquered us straight away.</p> <p>  </p> <p> After visiting every corner of the country, we just fell in love with Kampot, with its rice fields, its nature scenery and its typical peppery cuisine (Kampot pepper is one of the world’s finest).</p> <p>  </p> <p> Another trip to Cambodia later, we randomly found our perfect spot. From the moment we saw it, the project of the GeckoVillage emerged in our minds: this land will be the heaven for travellers who want to discover <strong>the tranquillity of Kampot river</strong> and the <strong>Bokor mountain sunsets</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Along with our values we are involved in the community, by contributing to the <strong>local economy</strong>, in an <strong>environment-friendly</strong> path. We also want <strong>to support the children</strong> of the surrounding villages on their<strong> educational</strong> path.<strong>que local</strong>,</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="10-1490167284" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> 1.    <strong>Sustainable</strong>:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Gecko Village is located in the countryside of Kampot (20 minutes away from the city) near Kampong Kreang village:</p> <p>  </p> <p> -       100% of our partners are from the surrounding villages (builders, carpenters, gardeners, cooks and tradespeople).</p> <p> -       All materials and furniture are bought locally in order to contribute to the local economy. Wood is supplied according to our <strong>ecological standards</strong> and <strong>environmental regulations</strong> which guarantees that the surrounding forests are preserved.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="5-1490167462" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="6-1490167706" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> 1.    <strong>Environment-friendly</strong>;</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Recycling</strong> is crucial in a country which has barely started to enhance its own ecological identity:</p> <p> -       We <strong>recycle most of our unused material</strong> on site to avoid wastage,</p> <p> -       Rubbish is brought to garbage collection point,</p> <p> -       Glass is recycled with a local association,</p> <p> -       We select and <strong>upcycle wood</strong> and other materials to make furniture and decorations for our bungalows.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="4-1490165695" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> -       We have started our <strong>organic vegetable garden</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> -       The main part of our organic waste (wood, branches, cardboard, food leftovers) is used to create <strong>compost for future fertilizing</strong>,</p> <p>  </p> <p> -       Meat and fish are supplied by local farmers and fishermen in order to give healthy and fresh to our local and international customers.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="8-1490167186" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> 1.    <strong>Education</strong>:</p> <p>  </p> <p> -       We are providing <strong>trainings in hospitality and catering </strong>to local employees,</p> <p> -       We intend to provide <strong>English lessons</strong> with our manager Khmer Khimong, 3 times per week in order to encourage kids and young people to find a competitive job perhaps in hospitality or tourism. We would like to maintain these lessons long-term.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="1-1490165820" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>                     <img alt="4-1490167506" src=""></p> <p>                                                   Our team: Kihmong, Lou and Tié</p> <p>  </p> <p> Why did we choose the name <strong>Gecko Village</strong>? Gecko is a little lizard and also a friendly nocturnal visitor helping us to get rid of mosquitos.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Gecko Village will have 10 bungalows:</p> <p> -       4 made of wood, equipped with a fan, a bathroom and a terrace</p> <p> -       6 made of concrete, air-conditioned, with a bathroom and a terrace. Two of them are bigger – for a family up to four people.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Gecko Village will offer to its guests a restaurant, a swimming-pool and a massage spa. We are going to provide activities like cooking classes, kayak trips, boat tours and guided tours. Bicycle and motorbike rent will be available as well.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This project is also a family project, our sons were involved in the process and our daughter in law designed the logo and painted the beautiful pictures that you can see below. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20170304_182753-1490164939" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="20170304_175515-1490164989" src=""></p> <p> We have already invested a capital of a lifetime to make this project possible. Now we are asking you for a <strong>little financial push</strong> to finish our project and get it going. In exchange we offer you benefits to have an exciting experience in our Gecko Village.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Thanks to your help, Gecko village will be able to open its doors in July 2017.</p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> -       <strong>Painting and decoration of bungalows</strong>: 2000 euros (1500 euros painting and 500 euros on equipment and decoration), end of may 2017</p> <p> -       <strong>Furniture for the school</strong> (board, chairs and desks): 500 euros</p> <p> -       <strong>Massage section</strong> (wood, roof and equipment): 1000 euros, june 2017</p> <p> -      <strong> 2 kayaks</strong>: 1200 euros (2 x 600 euros), june 2017</p> <p> -       <strong>A boat</strong> for guided tours and transporting tourists to Kampot town: 1100 euros july 2017</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> So here we are, at the moment we need 6000 euros. But there is so much more to do, if we receive exceeded amount we are planning to create extra jobs such as a night watchman, a receptionist and we also would like to buy more kayaks.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> François and valerie will receive the collection in order to fully finalize our project</p> <p>  </p>



A big thank you + cocktail on arrival based on fruit or vegetables from our garden + your name on the site

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + cocktail on arrival based on fruit or vegetables from our garden + your name on the site + A riverside tour on our boat for 2 person

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + your name on the site + one night for 2 person in lodge wood and 2 cocktails

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + your name on the site + one night for 2 people in air conditioned lodge with dinner Included for 2 without drinks

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + your name on the site + 2 nights for 2 people in lodge air-conditioned and 2 cocktail + 1 riverside tour tour on our boat

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + your name on the site + 3 nights for 2 people with welcome cocktail And 1 romantic dinner drinks included (not alcohol) on the river at sunset

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + your name on the site + 5 nights for 2 people all inclusive meals included without alcohol + 1 riverside tour on our boat at sunset

Estimated delivery: July 2017


A big thank you + your name on the site + 12 nights all inclusive without alcohol + guided tour of bokor mountain and 1 riverside tour on our boat and 2 tickets for the riverpark (Tyrolean guaranteed sensation above the Rivers)

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