Volunteer at an off-grid farm in the south western mountains of India

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  2018 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Indo-Japenese couple seeking to be closer to nature & enjoy the benefits of living in a natural environment.

    We have a off-grid 5 hectare organic farm in the western hill ranges in India near the town of Madikeri. The farm is 130 km from the heritage town of Mysore & 120 km from the port town of Mangalore which is also the nearest airport.

    The farm is located at the edge of a forest with natural springs and waterfalls and is very secluded. Seasonal visitors are all kinds of wildlife from wild elephant, boar, small animals like civet cats, rabbits and numerous birds. We have converted a part of the farm into a natural forest santuary.

    We grow coffee & pepper on the farm along with organic vegetables and appreciate anyone who is helpful in any way possible. To become self-sufficient with the food we produce is our goal.

    We have a simple farmers life with enough time to enjoy good company & appreciate what nature provides. We are comfortable with people of all ages & pets of any kind. We are non-smokers and universal in our food habits. Our family consists of two Indian Mudhol hounds Sufi & Koi with Kuro our guardian cat.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Help

    Help

    These are the things that we need help on. Pick what you are comfortable doing.

    1. Clearing the forest paths & clearing the bush from the stream.
    2. Fence repair & maintenance
    3. Dog care & grooming.
    4. Water channels & Bunds
    5. Cottage repair & maintenance
    6. Landscaping & garden

    Volunteers interested to work on natural farming methods & permaculture are most welcome.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can reconnect with nature & participate in a farmer's way of life, learn & experience natural farming methods. We are off the beaten track on the edge of a forest which has trails for trekking. Volunteers can enjoy the natural beauty and wild life and are welcome to use it as a staring point to other places in southern India. Our place is an escape from the crowded towns of India, it is perfect for those who seek privacy & peace.Buddhist practitioners will find our place an ideal refuge.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japenese and Indian languages

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will share our home & be part of the family. Accommodation is our guest room which has basic comforts with western wash-room. If there are more than two volunteers than it will be a dorm accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is ideal for trekking, bird watching & trail running. Volunteers can go onward to learn yoga at Mysore town, we are well connected by bus and the nearest airport is 3 hrs by bus in Mangalore town. Madikeri town has interesting sightseeing spots, including a elephant camp. The golden temple of Bylakuppe where his Holiness, the Dalai Lama comes to teach is about 30 km from town.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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