1 night to 7 day plus
All ages
Valid until 31st December 2023

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Travel into the beautiful northern areas of Luzon — and within the town of Ilagan, is the stunning Isabela Permaculture Development Center. Available for short stays — but we recommend a minimum of 7 Days to really settle in, get to know your hosts, and make a difference.

You will stay in the magical center which overlooks the garden within the dorm rooms. The IPDC runs workshops and an important co-operative for local farmers. The permaculture gardens, themselves, await you, and enjoying them in the early morning and late afternoon will be part of the experience. They feature the 5 zones as well as demonstration areas for housing and cooking systems.

You will be joining a team of passionate people working at the centre, and enjoy fish caught and produce grown as part of your three healthy meals a day.  A visit here has to be on your volunteer journey through the Philippines.

Is this for me?

Property Type

Isabela Permaculture Development Center is a permaculture model farm and place of learning in the Philippines, aiming to promote sustainable living and to support the local community via a farmers co-op and responsible tourism activities.

Length of Stay:

7 days minimum

Arrival Days:

All days

Type of work

Work-wise, usually 5-6 hours of work per day, depending on projects & weather. The day starts with breakfast and a morning meeting.
Then depending on the season, work includes infrastructure (natural building, earthworks, woodwork) and/or gardening on the menu every other day! They do their own compost, and a lot of time is also spent maintaining the place, cleaning, caring for plants & animals, etc., so expect very varied work, sometimes tough or unpleasant, but always a lot of fun and sharing.


IPDC provide 3 healthy meals per day (+ all-day water, tea, coffee, fruits), with products from the farm or local market, Filipino style, and a lot of vegetables (but not always, so please let them know if you have specific diet). In any case, the food is always tasty.


Accommodation is within the beautiful Center itself in dorm rooms With bunk beds/mosquito net/pillow/linen provided), and a shared bathroom.

What to Bring

Useful items to bring: A mosquito repellent, a torch/head light, a hat/cap, suitable working boots or shoes and flip-flops are a must, as well as a good dose of energy and smiles!


Although WiFi is available for emergencies at the Center, it is suggested you purchase your own SIM card.


One to Three Nights $17 USD per night
Four to Six Nights $15 USD per night
7 Days plus $12 USD per night


Ilagan City, Isabela, Luzon Philippines

Tel: +63 9057949242