We are an Indo-American couple and live in a 35 acre farm outside of Faizabad, India. We work towards making the earth more sustainable. I develop and produce compostable packaging and my wife is a children book author (amongst many other things!). We have three girls 15, 9 and 2 years old.
Our farm is mainly a mango and lychee orchard and we also have a large pond for fishes. We are looking to work more with nature and convert the property towards permaculture and natural farming. Need help from people to achieve the same. We have been working on ways to learn more more and more from nature and serve the earthworms as much as we can :)
We have a decent amount of accommodation and are able to usually find a comfortable bed, good food and joyful company :)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
We have learnt immense amounts from the dear friends who have visited us. Our lives are greatly enriched by sharing your experiences and talents.
We do hope that we can contribute a little to your journey by providing you a safe and comfortable haven for a bit.
we look forward to your friendship.
We need people who understand natural farming and permaculture. We would need help converting the orchard, pond and farm land.
We are looking for ideas to maximise the potential from the land and make it a wonderful place to live in.
We can discuss and decide on specific projects depending on the talent available.
We are currently looking at:
making the soil of the orchard more healthy;
building the permaculture veggie garden;
working on the spiral herb garden;
the acquaponic system and if that could apply to our pond;
planting lotus in the pond and researching harvesting of lotus leaves and stems;
enhancing our vegetable patch;
building a glasshouse with medicinal plants;
enhancing our herb garden;
keeping up with composting;
painting and create art all around the farm;
creating a fire pit for performances;
Music Performances :);
Reducing and reutilising waste;
teaching us music, guitar, any instrument;
We also run a paper factory and schools and we would love for the volunteers to share their skills in workshop/teaching session of any kind. We are especially looking for musician that can have a concert for the student/team members, and also jugglers, magicians, teachers any type of talent to expose our children/team members to.
For all the above projects we can surely discuss before your arrival and decide upon your best skills.
We would love to create a give & take experience for each and every volunteer who comes to spend time with us.
English, Hindi, Love language
We shall provide a comfortable room and a shared bathroom. We shall also provide transport to travel in the town and explore. During your stay our amazing people will make sure that nutritious food will be provided to you.
No smoking and shoes are allowed anywhere inside the house/rooms.
There is lots to do in the area. We also run schools and manufacturing facilities to explore. The town has many interesting sights from the mythology Ramayana and numerous nearby towns like Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahbad etc that can be explored.
Happy to provide bikes, motorcycles, scooters for exploration.
Also kayaking, swimming, delicious Indian and international food, yoga classes, group meditation, several books available and more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week