Located in the countryside about 65 km north of Phnom Penh, the Farmhouse Smiling Gecko is surrounded by paddy fields and rolling hills. Our boutique bungalow resort is a training hotel and part of the holistic social organization Smiling Gecko. The resort is located in the very heart of the agricultural area of the project.
The boutique bungalow resort with a restaurant is an important part of the Smiling Gecko aid project, which is breaking new grounds in helping disadvantaged people in Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in the world.
With our economically, social and ecologically sustainable cluster projects, we have adopted a holistic approach to development aid, aimed at the long-term improvement of the lives of people and communities in rural Cambodia. Since 2014, we have given hundreds of people from the slums of the capital Phnom Penh and from the rural region a secure future in rural Cambodia. Since then, many jobs and training places have been created in agriculture, hospitality and gastronomy, crafts and education. In all our Cluster projects, we take on young Cambodians, offering them sustainable jobs and vocational training to enable them to support themselves and their families in the long run.
In order to accommodate visitors, guests and students involved in the project, a guest house with a kitchen was built on the project site in 2015. Since then, the Farmhouse has been extensively expanded and various attractive leisure activities have been added. Today, around 32 young Cambodians find sustainable employment and training in hospitality business.
By staying at the Farmhouse Smiling Gecko, you support the sustainable Smiling Gecko cluster project and contribute to its success.