Help in our organic farm. . . in the hills of kalvarayan, India

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  • Description

    Description

    We are becoming self-reliant on the food we consume. We do organic farming – growing millets, fruit trees, timber trees, vegetables. . . We have a small solar power plant to take care of the lighting and other energy needs of a household. We use a dry compost latrine to recycle our waste. We have built a house with stabilised mud blocks. A lot more is happening, visit us to share. . .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Animal care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We try alternatives in every sphere of life. Our house is built with mud blocks; powered by solar pv; we grow organic food for own consumption; use compost toilets' have free ranging cows for milk and manure; and

    have good collection of books, music, movies. we are interested in learning other countries culture, cuisines, language, history. . .

  • Help

    Help

    Update : We are planning to start an informal vocational skills training center for the rural youth. Those with skillsets on carpentry, welding, steel fabrication, etc are welcome to stay for longer durations.
    Update 2: We are in the middle of another drought period ( 4th year continuously ) and managing available water for a few vegetable patches and trees. Hard workers are welcome to build few more raised-beds.

    We offer a nice private space for stay free of cost.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hindi, Tamil

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a good independent space for the guests with the beautiful view of the hills. You will be woken up daily by the bird-songs!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Teach us music!
    Trekking/ cycling possibilities are there.
    We are still remote!! In a day two buses come to our village.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours/week- no food,

Me ( Rams) and my wife ( Rama)
Claudine, a wonderful person. Abundant energy and goodwill. Miss you!
Paddy ready for harvest! Volunteers needed by 20th March to 31st March.
Clotilde from France volunteered with us last year. Taught us delicious recipies.
Alois from France volunteered with us last year.







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