Experience the southern Himalayas and help us become self-sufficient near Munnar, Kerala, India

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello beautiful world,
    I am new to Workaway and i have few projects on mind here at magic valley Vattavada, 40kms far from Munnar town completely off the grid.

    We had lot of volunteers from various NGOs and we been doing many projects past few years around Munnar and Vattavada.

    Right now we are working on following projects-
    ·Self-sustainable farm
    ·Cafe and Hostel
    ·Yoga/Meditation, Self-healing encouragement programs.

  • 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
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    I have spent the last years focusing on the basic infrastructure necessities.
    My hope is that this piece of land, a few acres straddling jungle and meadow, will eventually be home to an eclectic community of residents and volunteers where we and others can live and learn. We are trying to be self-sufficient for vegetables and will soon have some leafy and salad, bulb and stem, root and tuberous vegetables and fruits such as strawberry, tree tomato, passion fruit, plums and peaches. We like to forage as much wild food as possible, and also make our own pickles, jams, chutney, sweets, savory snacks and so on.
    We hope to start growing some grains and pulses later this year.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are seeking enthusiastic travelers who want to stay and help us with the general maintenance of the place and with projects. There is always plenty to do on a day-to-day basis and we invite all volunteers to pitch in with cooking for the common dinners (for team), attend guests/help with the reception, cleaning the surroundings, firewood collection, gardening, general maintenance, house-keeping, if they would like to.
    Volunteers need to be friendly and willing to meet new people!
    There are several priority projects we want to focus on: meditation & yoga platform, prepping & seeding the farm, drought resistant veggie garden, & the plastic bottle greenhouse.
    In addition we have all kinds of ideas for new projects including a rocket mass heater, grain fields, bamboo furniture, sourdough bread (baked in our wood-fired pizza oven), teaching local kids, yoga & meditation platform, composting toilets, bee keeping, rainwater harvesting, increasing our food self-sufficiency and building a small housing space on the farm, all of which we would like help with.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared dormitory

    If there are some volunteering, meals will be provided and on non-volunteering days, guests can cook their own food in our kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We prefer that volunteers work on things they are interested in and enjoy, and are totally open to people working in the way they prefer and when they prefer. Often we find volunteers like to take on a project (sometimes their own idea) from design to execution and then work on it at their own pace. We really welcome new ideas that our volunteers bring too and have implemented several things, which volunteers suggested.

    All we ask is that everyone participate and contribute to community life.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 887653888554