Looking for volunteers to help in an ecological farmland and artist community in North Goa, India.

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    THE PROJECT

    Our project - conceived as a work in progress, is defined as a collective of musicians and nature lovers in constant change and evolution. The resident members are from diffrent nationalities who believe in an unshakable trust in life and a vast freedom of being and in that freedom with a motivation to not have it only for ourselves but to find the purpose that propels us forward into the task of co-creating a brighter future.

    This project is a collective creative effort to stand upto the challenges facing us today. Beyond the contraints of cultural or religious dogmas, we persevere in the deepest sense to be One with all of Life. Our goal is to co create a sustainable, balanced community for the future. 
     It is open to everyone who cross paths in North Goa.

    OUR EFFORT
    In september 2015 we felt moved to find an abandoned farm on this fragile planet that we could love and care for. We felt inspired with the idea of creating a “Mandala garden” in which we and others could merge with the beauty of Nature. We are dedicated to rejuvenate the farm abounded for last 35 years in Mandrem (Goa). 

    In the spirit of communion and cooperation with the forces of Nature, we hope to make this place sustainable.

     Embracing the principles of permaculture as an invaluable guide on this journey of observation and creativity we are gradually learning the art of growing our own vegetables,seed saving, greywater and irrigation systems, composting toilets, eco building etc. We feel blessed to have stumbled upon this farmland not only for its natural beauty but also the local people who have accepted us as a part of their community. We wish to collaborate with them as well in the coming years. 

    It is a place for those who yearn to drop the habitual pretence, manipulation and mistrust that divide and alienate human beings from themselves and each other. A community for honest, trustworthy relationships based on a shared interest in Truth & Evolution.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We would need help in the garden and ideas and hands on eco construction { Tree house / natural pond/ cob building / Clay oven etc}. Our volunteering hours are morning 7 till 11 with a breakfast break and evening 1 hour before the sunset.

    We also have a small audio / visual Production setup, so if you are a musician free flow collaborations will be an add on.

    You are also welcome to host any nature or art related workshop during your stay.

    For 5 hours work we provide breakfast lunch, dinner and stay

    There is no fees of any kind for volunteers

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, hindi, French, Spanish, russian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide Tents with a cow dung floor and solar light , with shared open air washroom and dry toilets. You are welcome to bring your own tent.

    Separate rooms with attached washroom and kitchen can be arranged at an additional cost.

    We also have a spare bed for two in our living room.

    We are working on a Eco Dorm construction which could occupy 20 people with separate beds and space.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a lot of options for sight seeing beautiful beaches, forts, temples, waterfalls and much more that can be arranged.

    Bikes/ Cars can be arranged at a minimum Daily /Monthly rental.

    We also have a bike which when not in use, can be used for local visits/shopping etc.  
    Local bus stop at a walking distance from our place

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    As we live in a village  around 7 kms away from the tourist area and the beaches , its more authentic village lifestyle full of religious festivals in the temples, rice fields , birds and greenery.  Treaking around through cashew farms and palm groves one could see the rarest birds and species of north goa , peacocks , kingfishers, woodpeckers etc.

    We believe in fair exchange of knowledge of ideas, one can learn Languages  french , spanish , hindi , russian ), Handicrafts ( crochet , brass, alpaca)  , Indian classical music , recycling , homemade soaps and cosmeticss/ detergents, yoga, etc

    Us being foodies we cook different fusion food from around the globe, one can experience real homemade delicacies during the stay.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week .for 5hours a day we provide stay and 3 meals


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