Help with all aspects of farm life at our homestay along with Yoga classes and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation situated in beautiful West Sikkim in the north of India

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small home stay situated in beautiful West Sikkim. Our vision is to create a sustainable place for people to visit and work where they can experience a traditional Sikkimese lifestyle. In this period of fast globalisation we believe that it is essential to try to preserve ancient local knowledge; our home stay aims to preserve and celebrate Sikkimese architecture, agricultural methods and healing methods as well as maintaining a litter and toxin free environment. We are also working on Yoga courses where volunteers can give classes and in return learn Tibetan Buddhist meditation.We welcome volunteers to assist us in these projects.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sikkim is a unique area of India situated in the narrow corridor that links India with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan: consequently it is culturally and ethnically distinct from other regions of India. It's mountain terrain and rich Buddhist heritage encourage deep tranquility, peace and reflection. In an environment where people are friendly and the landscape dynamic, volunteers will experience hospitality within a home dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of this spectacular Himalayan region.

    Our home stay is dedicated to providing an experience for their guests which differs form that of other hotels. We are committed to preserving the traditions of Sikkim ranging from architecture to food and medicine. Consequently, volunteers will have the opportunity to engage in local practices of organic farming, food preparation and if they wish healing preparations. Volunteers will also get to to learn Tibetan Buddhist Meditation courses. Those volunteers who are good at Yoga can volunteer to teach here. where there will be a combination of Yoga courses, organic farming and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation courses.

    The village of Sribadam where our home stay is situated enveloped between two monasteries, the activities of which deeply penetrate the surrounding community. Volunteers with in an interest in Buddhism are welcome to visit these sacred spaces in order to observe and engage in the ancient practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Help

    Help

    At our home stay we offer the opportunity for volunteers to, participate in and learn about, organic gardening and agricultural methods, yoga courses as well as volunteers can learn buddhist meditation courses. Depending on the season volunteers will be required to support us in all aspects of farm life ranging from preparing soil, planting, pest control, watering, harvesting, etc.

    Further to this we also have chickens and cows which require day to day care, volunteers are welcome to learn methods in animal husbandry including milking. Volunteers who have just passed out of yoga school can give their first classes here and check your knowledge how good you are at it.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Nepali, English, Hindi

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Traditional Sikkimese style huts are provided for volunteers. Huts have western style toilets, geysers for heating water and warm double beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here at our home stay we want volunteers to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Sribadam and the wider area of Sikkim. Within the village it is possible to visit local areas of natural beauty including lakes and waterfalls, as well as watching spectacular sunrises over the mountains. Mountain biking across the region is an exhilarating way to experience the surroundings and trekking in West and North Sikkim is also an opportunity that should not be missed, we are happy to help volunteers organise their trips.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 238488865497