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We are a group of motivated people, Deepa, Dinesh, Ramesh and Thomas (3 nepalese and 1 norwegian) who love farming, love to experiment, and want to make positive change in our village areas.
We started our organic farm project in 2014.
The priority of our work is to support the community to generate income in the village through farming. Many people leave the village these days for work, and we would like to provide opportunities, be an example on how to grow profitable crops, like coffee, black cardamom, fruits etc.
At the farm we live together like a family. We’re trying out a lot of new projects, new crops, and we are looking for volunteers to help us with the work and to exchange ideas.
Sindhupalchowk was very close to the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake, many local people lost their homes. It was a new start from scratch. Rebuilding still continues today.
The farm is situated in a less touristic, yet beautiful part of Nepal. Surrounded by fields and and forest. Bird and wildlife. Altitude at almost 1600 meter.
It's a peaceful place and evenings are quiet. Good for reading, yoga, meditation, language training etc.
But also a place for meeting new people. To explore and experience local village life. We have occasional visitors from the local area, other parts of nepal and international.
Located 2,5 km from nearest town and main village. The town provides acess to goods and has regular bus service to kathmandu.
Our specialty crop is coffee and hibiscus. But also different species of Citrus fruits, Guava, Nepali hug plum, Sichuan pepper, black cardamom, kiwi and many more.
On the land you will also find a great variety of native and non native trees, including Buddha chitta, Rudraksya and Ginkgo tree.
Many of the trees are only 1-3 years old and lot of care is needed.
The community here is mixed with different ethnic groups, the Tamang tribe beeing in majority.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
You will be working with our Nepali staff and living closely with local families during your stay with us. There’s lots of opportunity to watch the way they work, to try engaging with language and communicating in other ways, and you can see the general lifestyle of village members as you walk around and explore. You may find yourself eating with local families, working with Nepalis in the field, and going for walks around the village with local people.
As far as learning experiences, you will see our organic methods for increasing soil fertility, managing pests and diseases. We have planted our trees to suit local microclimates and you can learn about these Nepali crops, black cardamom, Szechuan pepper, citrus, medicinal herbs, as well as Western orchard crops.
We are looking for volunteers that are very independent, self-motivated, and interested in learning about a range of skills and topics.
Work from day to day may vary a lot, depending on who is around and the time of year. Volunteers should be prepared to experiment with the Nepali language, there may even be times where there are no fluent English speakers on site besides other volunteers.
We love when volunteers take charge. If you see something that needs to be done or you have your own project.
We also recommend that volunteers be very proactive to have the experience they seek during their time here. If you want to apprentice someone, learn a specific skill, if you want to try something new…..please ask any of our staff and don’t be shy!
Otherwise, tasks that my be given to volunteers include: weeding, helping with tree care (our staff will direct), coffee processing, tree planting, help with projects around living quarters, watering, nursery work, mulching.
Days will be active, but to the degree that is comfortable for each volunteer. No experience is required to work with us, just a willingness to contribute. We appreciate the time you can give. Please let us know if there is a specific type of work you are interested in.
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All of us likes languages and to learn new words in any language. 1 of us speaks Tamang as well as Nepali.
We have 2 rooms, single and twin, in the new farmhouse and a more basic double room in the older house. Volunteers can normally have single room if wanted.
For breakfast we usually have beaten rice, egg or porridge. Daalbhat, rice, lentils, vegetables 2 times a day, at noon and in evening. In between meals, snacks. Tea, coffee.
Meals are mainly organic, sourced from our local area or own field.
Basically vegetarian, but we also have meat regularly.
BUS DIRECTIONS from Kathmandu:
Go to Chuchepate, Helambu buspark, on main way to Baoda from Chabil, near hotel Hyatt. Bus 07.00 to 9.30. To Nawalpur Via Melamchi.
(You can catch a bus in the morning from 7am or 9am from Ratna Park that goes to Nawalpur via Chatutara or Shivaghat, but it's longer way..)
The bus from Kathmandu to Nawalpur will arrive in the afternoon between 1 and 3 pm. Cost usd 3.
The Farm is 2, 5km / 40 min walk from Nawalpur. Some of us will meet you in Nawalpur.
We will coordinate with volunteer if we are traveling from kathmandu ourselves at the time.
In KATHMANDU we have relatives that runs a small travel office.
They are our associates in Kathmandu and most of our volunteers are in contact with them. For a touch base, bus directions or just a chat.
You may contact Milan or Nirmal at their office in Thamel.
Contact for airport pickup.
The FARM is located in rural area near jungle with good opportunity for hiking and nature exploration.
A bit further up it's trails where you can see great views of the Himalayas on a clear day.
Visit Drubgon Jangchup Choeling buddhist monestary.
When you stay with us, you must go and see at least once!
In Kaijale the temperatures are similar to Kathmandu. Winter is cool, especially at night. Summer rainy and warm. Bring warm clothes, socks, hat etc., raincoat and gumboots accordingly.
There is wireless internet and hot water.
We recommend you bring a head-torch light, flip-flops or other easy to wear house sandals (you don’t want to wear your hiking boots the whole time), clothes you are okay with getting dirty.
Volunteers are kindly requested to contribute to our evolving farm, by contributing $5 dollars (600 rupees) per day per person for your food.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
The wifi works well most of the time but we do have occasional power break. Specially during monsoon season.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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