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Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 2 Wochen
We are a group of motivated people, Deepa and Thomas, Ama, Nana, Mangale (4 nepalese and 1 norwegian) who love farming and want to make positive change in our village areas.
The priority of our work is village development through regenerative farming. Many people leave the village these days for work, and we would like to provide opportunities; be an example, show the way to grow profitable organic permaculture crops, like high quality coffee.
As a research and study farm we working long term to develop climate and alltitude adapted seedlings, continually trying out new projects, new crops, new processing methods. We are looking for volunteers to help us achieve our goals and with whom we can exchange ideas, share knowledge, research and learn.
We provide a friendly environment to contribute, learn and research farming. There are plenty of chances to contribute and share your skills in interesting development projects around the farm.
Our specialty crop is coffee, but we also grow hibiscus, different species of citrus fruits, guava, nepali hug plum, sichuan pepper (timur), black cardamom, mulberry, strawberry, herbs and many more. Vegetables for kitchen.
On the land you will also find a good variety of native and non native tree species, including buddha chitta, rudraksya.
The farm is situated in a less known and beautiful part of the Himalayas. Surrounded by fields, forests, birds and wildlife.
Located 2,5 km from nearest town and main village. The town provides acess to goods and has regular bus service to Kathmandu.
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Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
You will work with local Nepalese people and live closely with us during your stay. There are many opportunities to learn;
Learn through experience! Get stuck in with practical work led by the Nepali members of the Farm’s family. Language may be limited but by watching how we work, doing it yourself, and communicating in other ways you can connect to the team and practice lots of skills.
Get an insight into the lifestyle of rural Nepali villages and people, learning some Nepali language from the team and exploring the local area.
Read all about farming and Nepal by borrowing books from our little library!
You will see our organic methods for increasing soil fertility and field management, see how coffee is made from seed to roast, learn how to harvest and process the different seasonal crops – such as hibiscus and nepali hog plum (lapsi).
Understand more about the culture and landscape through trekking and attending local festivities on your days off. You can visit a monastery, stupa, the local town and – if the weather is right – get a view of the “White Mountains”. Langtang range and Shisapangma.
We are looking for dedicated volunteers that have experience, knowledge or interest related to organic farming, permaculture, coffee, development work.
The only prerequisite is that volunteers are proactive, independent, self-motivated and interested in learning about various skills and topics .
Are able and willing to communicate and interact with locals to make a good cultural exchange.
Are motivated and capable to put in the required 25 hours a week of work.
Work from day to day may vary a lot, depending on the time of year.
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 us and don’t be shy!
Otherwise, tasks that my be given to volunteers include: weeding, helping with tree care (we will direct), coffee and fruits picking and processing ( seasonal) tree planting, cutting grass with sickle, help with projects around living quarters, construction work, nursery,watering, mulching and compost making.
Days will be active, but to the degree that is comfortable for each volunteer.
Because It takes time to fully experience our place and local area, to travel here, get into the farm routine and work, to have a good learning and cultural exchange, we have a fixed minimum stay of 2 weeks.
Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
All of us likes languages and to learn new words in any language. We all speak Nepali, one of us speaks Tamang as well. We all like to practice English.
There are 4 rooms furnished with wooden beds. The rooms can accommodate 2 people each, and there is one shared squat toilet and solar shower with hot water.
At the farm, you will eat the typical Nepali mountain food. At noon and in the evening, we make “Daalbhat” Rice, lentils and vegetables, etc. Meals are mainly organic, sourced from our local area or own field.
The high-grown organic rice in our area is tasty and nutritious, so we try to keep a year-round supply sourced from nearby farmers. We grow ginger, turmeric, chili and many other seasonal fruits and vegetables for the household.
Sometimes we serve other local dishes like Thukpa, Dhilo, also international dishes. Volunteers are welcome to take part in cooking by request. In between meals, we serve snacks, fruits, tea, and coffee. Our food is basically vegetarian, but we can have meat occasionally too.
Breakfast is cooked in outdoor kitchen and is is typically beaten rice, bread, rice, egg, porridge, seasonal fruits.
We don’t permit alcohol.
During working hours, we appreciate it if mobile phones are turned off or left in the room.
Be on time, ready and focused when work starts.
In the evenings, we kindly ask for silence from 23h00.
We prefer that you are back on the compound before dark.
We expect you to be respectful, friendly and positive.
small household tasks ( sweeping the floors, cleaning the toilet, doing the dishes..) will be executed by everyone.
At the farm, it is ok for both men and women to wear shorts and sleeveless tops. Shoes are not permitted inside the house or covered outside areas. Bring easy-to-wear slippers/sandals.
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BUS DIRECTIONS from Kathmandu:
To ensure a smooth journey, stay connected with us both before and during your travel. This will allow us to coordinate and arrange to meet you in Nawalpur.
From Chuchepati bus stop.
Bus to Nawalpur at 7.30, 8.20 and 11.00
Be there 1 hour before departure to reserve your seat.
The bus route is via Bahunepate or Melamchi:
7.30 bus via Bahunepate.
8.20 bus via Melamchi. The bus stop in Melamchi for 30-60 minutes lunch break. Leaves Melamchi around 13.00. P.S The bus stops for 10 minutes at main bus stand, then moves to lower bus stand by the river and waits there until departure to Nawalpur 13.00.
These 2 morning busses are preferred options. 8.20 via Melamchi is a good option.
The bus to Nawalpur will arrive in the afternoon between 1 and 5 pm. (around 5 hours) .
The Farm is 2, 5km / 40 min walk from Nawalpur. Some of us will meet you in Nawalpur and walking to the farm.
In Kathmandu, Thamel, we have relatives that runs a travel office and a small family hotel. Our volunteers may contact with them. For a touch base, information, directions to bus. Airport pickup / accommodation in Kathmandu.
The temperatures in our area are similar to Kathmandu. Winter is cold, especially at night. Summer rainy and warm. Bring warm clothes, socks, hat and raincoat, gumboots accordingly.
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 support our project by contributing $6 dollars per day per person for your food.
Etwas mehr Information
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen
The wifi works well most of the time but we do have occasional power break. Specially during monsoon season.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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US$6 per day to help host family with food costs
We would highly recommend Jaqie to any host. She is a powerhouse. Not only by her ability to work but her positive and friendly
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
We would highly recommend Jaqie to any host. She is a powerhouse. Not only by her ability to work but her positive and friendly
Their positive approach and friendly nature made a wonderful exchange on all levels.
Greetings from all of us 🙏
We really enjoyed being with Deepa, Dinesh, Mangaly, Ama, Nana... A really good team!
Deepa and his sister are good cooks and we eat some Nepalis speciality like Dindo, chapati and other things. We spoke with Deepa a lot and celebrated her birthday!
We worked with Dinesh every day mostly to cut the grass. He put on
Thank you Andreas for stopping 2 weeks with us and for the nice contribution to our project. Best of wishes from all of us for your onwards
The farm is in a BEAUTIFUL location - we watched epic storms coming and going over the mountains, and on a clear day could see for miles. We had fun learning some
She has a wonderful eye for details and a interest for small creatures. She discovered new thing's on the land, insect's/spider, she was the first person to ever encounter a deer in our land!
It was a super effective learning and sharing of knowledge in a short period of time. To have him with us made us learn and understand a lot of new things on
Already upon arrival we were welcomed with open arms and warmly introduced to the Nepali culture by the family. Thomas taught us a lot about ecological farming and the production of high quality coffee. Deepa was like a Nepali mother to us, made sure we weren't hungry and was always up for a laugh. Kabita introduced us to the Nepali cuisine
Thomas and Deepe where amazing host, we would highly recommend going here!
Apart from all the different farm and household tasks that she performed nicely, she Initiated new approaches and improved our waste management
He is knowledgeable about plants and gardening, skilled, experienced, equiped, professionally trained, has a good work morale... what more can we wish from a volunteer.
It was a pity i couldn't meet Jonas, my fellow from Norway! However all the guys at the farm said they had a great time together.
Jonas is very easy to host as he is very understanding and eager to do work. He completed all the different tasks nicely. He is polite and easy going,
Their friendly and proactive approach is very appreciated and makes them perfect volunteers.
Both have lot's if earlier experience in volunteering and they adapted very quickly and easily into our farm routine. Did all the work tasks with determination.
We are very grateful for your
We stayed for 13 Days and it was such a peacefull and funny time. We appreciate all the kindness we received. Didi I. Deepa is a very cute, a always helping Person and the best cook. From Didi II. Kabita you get the best tea in whole Kathmandu Valley and she is also a very good
She is a very friendly and helpful person that is easy to host.
Anais helped with different farm tasks and went to all the work with eager determination.
Thank you very much Anais for the great time together and for your nice contribution to our farm.
Best whishes and greetings from all of us!
Both merged in nicely with all the others on the site. They did the given work task with ease and contributed in every way to make it a wonderful exchange for all of us.
Thank you very much for your kind contribution on the farm. Our
A skilled volunteer with a wonderful kind nature, not afraid to put in hard work on any given task.
I will only say thousand thanks Marian for your amazing contribution on our farm.
I had an awsome time at the farm. The food was delicious a lot of Dal Bhat wich gives you all you need for your Work day but also a variety of other Nepali specialities very mito (plus I love their localy grown coffee) !!
The work was intressting and diversified, everyday I learned some new skills.
The place itself is really
I can only say that you are an amazing and ideal volunteer. Your kindness and helpful attitude is very much appreciated.
My best recommendations.
Hope to see you again. keep in touch!
The farm is a truly amazing paradise. Incredible sunsets everyday, tasty food till your belly pops, genuinely lovely people and good vibes all round.
Covita, Bimal, Dinesh and Ramesh all were very considerate to their guests while showing us life on the farm.
Thank you gracias very mucho for your sweet contribution on the farm.
For being a wonderful volunteer with a kind and helpful nature.
We loved meeting you and your proactive attitude, multilevel skills and great ability to work.
Greetings and hasta luego!
Amazing view every day, wonderful people and taste food 🏼 everyone is collaborating with they best 🌿
Just be and learn something new every moment
Thanks Thomas & Deepa for sharing your dreams with us 🙏🏼
Her calm nature, social skills, curiosity, positive attitude and eager interests in local culture made her an invaluable part of the very creative group of volunteers at the time.
During those weeks we all developed a lot on professional as well as
Not only did I learn about coffee and hibiscus, organic living, Nepalese culture,... but also my perspective of living
Minna is very mature, solid and responsible to her age. She went to any of the many farm task well prepared and with curios
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your farm. The farm is a beautiful environment situated a 30 minute walk from the village which makes the farm very quiet and peaceful. It is also such a safe and warm place to open up for an introverted girl like me.
Me, my sister and my mom were the first family that you hosted
He is unselfish and helpful, understanding of our challenges, always ready and dedicated to work and contribute positively. Adapted easily to our environment.
He is friendly, quiet, yet sociable. An fantastic artist. Good sense of humor.
Having Maureen on the farm for 3 weeks resulted in great improvement.
By her good sense for system, ability to see the larger picture and great language and communication skills, she helped us improve our overall farm routines. She helped with our volunteer management,
Lodging standards were high, with clean bathroom facilities and very nice outside "chilling" areas. The "vistas", by the way, are extraordinarily beautiful.
Grady is extremely easy to host as she is always willing to help with anything on the farm. She is always ready to try whatever task we give her and she performs it with dedication.
It's valuable for us to have such
Instantly, I felt a wave of loving, welcoming energy from the family. Dipa and Ama will make sure you are always well fed and taken care of. They work
On personal, cultural and professional level.
Linnet and Pablo are very serious and hard working people, always ready to contribute and share.
They kept up a full 5 hour daily cutting grass, carrying grass to the compost, turning compost,
The work is a bit hard on the back because of the squat position, but after a few days you get used to it. The days go by quickly,
They completed the work nicely and got first hand experience in the tasks.
I couldn't meet Hazel and Miles myself, but the guys at the farm confirmed that they were very nice,
The work on the farm was mainly clearing around the coffee trees, picking & composting.
We enjoyed our time with dinesh, romesh & beemal
I had wanted to meet them as we had communicated long time before arrival, but i was in Norway at the time and couldn't meet them personally. But all the guys confirmed that they had a excellent time. They are both very sociable, kind and helpful.
The work was quite
Such kind persons and such good (and big) portions of Dal Bhat.
Dinesh is also a star in doing chapati.
In this season, the main work to do in the farm is cutting grass and carrying it to the compost house with the nepalese doko.
I was in Norway at the time and couldn't meet them personally, but all the guys confirmed that they had a wonderful time. They are both very kind and helpful.
The work was quite physical with cutting and carrying grass. Sawyer and Sky did all task without hesitation and proved
The sickle is a low tech tool, but very effective in steep fields, if you master the technique.
It's is a laborious job, also because it includes collecting and carrying heavy loads of grass with the "doko", the nepali bamboo basket. The grass is
There I had the opportunity of being in real contact with Nepalese countryside life.
The place is in the middle of nature, just outside of the jungle, you can often spot monkeys in the terraces trying to pickinf fruits, altough of course their presence is not welcomed!
He is a good worker that quickly understands without much explanation. He fulfill all works and tasks at the farm. We had a great time together with Simon.
Thank you very much Simon for your
Completed all tasks perfectly.
She adapted the art of cutting grass with sickle, very quickly.
Worked hard, cutting and collecting large amounts of grass for compost making.
Thank you for your wonderful
While I was there I worked one day in the nursery, one day planting and picking coffee and most of the work in the rainy season will be grass cutting.
It felt good to do physical
Theo performed all task with great elegance. He picks up new things very quickly and works perfectly, both independently and in group.
Theo is very friendly, flexible, emphatic and easy
My stay was mostly during April and I’ve enjoyed every minutes of it ! Most of the work that I’ve done was coffee picking, planting new coffee plants and cleaning the fields !
I’ve come at a time we’re Deepa and Thomas Left the farm few
Not only the place is beautiful, and peaceful over a splendid valley, I met the nicest and most caring people.
While I was there, our activities consisted mainly in coffee harvesting with various steps like picking, sorting, washing, drying and so on. I was intimidated at first
The work included weeding, plant care, coffee picking and processing, mulching.
Thank you very much for visiting us Juna.
We all wish you a wonderful onwards journey. Don't forget to visit Norway!
She has very good habits and immersed very easily in our farm daily routines. She participated in all the works at the farm including coffee picking and processing, mulching, weeding. She took on the daily household chores like cleaning, sweeping, cooking without us
The food is amazing, Dipa is a great cook, and always smiling. Dinesh and Ramesh also make delicious breakfasts too and are always working hard :) And I
A coffee professional was just what we needed here as our first proper harwest was this year.
We learned a lot of things about coffee. We did prossesing of washed and naturals. We identified the different varieties
The farm is stunning and the work (house chores, weeding, mulching and coffee processing) was easy to do, flexible and
She is very brave, capable, and took on the different farm works here with no hesitations.
The work included weeding, plant care, mulching, coffee picking and processing, and many more.
Shreya is very
It was sufficient for a great exchange! It was nice for us to meet a volunteer from Malta and to learn about, for us, a new country.
Dawn is an experienced workawayer and fitted in
Both Thomas and Deepa immediately make you feel very welcome - the atmosphere at their place is social, fun, and informal, and everyone who comes there is very well taken care of. The farm is quite large, the surroundings
Fleurs open, curios and noggrant approach combined with Elois practical creativity, make them a perfect choice for any workaway host.
They are very nice people. Helpful, self-motivated and a ease to have around.
We had so many intressting
We cherished all the laughs, discussions, learning moments, dal bhat (that Deepa
He is friendly, helpful, emphatic, polite. An easy person to have around and to engage in conversation on many intressting topics.
We did lots of
He is polite, understanding, friendly and easygoing.
Chris worked with his friend William. They were very much "self going", which is valuable for us. Together they made a
This is why we love the Workaway concept. Not only do we meet nice people from all over the world, coming here with their inspiration, to help us with work. We make lasting friendships as well.
We can see how volunteers benifit from learning
Best of luck with your future endeavors.
The two very quickly adapted the technique on how to cut grass using the sickle. They were also extremely careful when sorting the hibiscus and delivered an excellent result.
They are super smart, emphatic, positive and easy going. Both
Thank you so much for having us and welcoming us in your sweet family and house during one week.
We felt like part of your family for a short Time, which left us with many great memories! Our experience there went beyond our expectations in terms of cultural exchange, bonding, laughing and learning New things :) we were
Her attitude makes it very easy for the host
Ines is dedicated, knowledgeable, open and super positive. She is a fast learner and adapted to work here with ease. She merged with our environment surprisingly quickly and
The place is really quiet and peaceful, that is really apreciable after spending some days in the very crowded city of Kathmandu. Singing of birds, cool weather, AMAZING sunsets, all the farm is
The place is lovely and the people are so nice ; thank you Deepha, Tara, Ramesh and Dinesh. Also, it was great to have other volunteers at the same time (they can host several volunteers at the same time). What I enjoyed the most was to discover the culture in a small
She has a very positive and friendly approach to everything and she really is an easy going person. She was dedicated to the work and
The teaching part is also very welcomed at our farm. The kids in our locality have limited access to education and are very happy for the opportunity to have a foreigner teacher.
Thank you so much Fiona for
Col, thank you for your nice contribution and for the great time!
She worked with our local team of field workers cutting grass and caring trees, mastering the skill of using the sickle.
She followed their routines, learned from them and contributed a lot more than we could expect.
Miriam is polite, friendly, helpful. We had a good time together and got lot of
For anyone hesitating about going or not to this magical corner of the world... go, just GO ! You will learn something for sure and in between you will meet amazing people and get to experience, even just for a few weeks, the life of the beautiful people of the
During this time he slept in a tent and seemed to be fully happy with the natural enviroment and simple living.
Our impression with Marc is that he has a big compassion and love for animals and nature and peoples too. We could learn that from how
Beeing youngest did not stop her from joining in nicely on the farm and with the family.
Josefine talkes quietly, is polite and is a pleasant person to have around. She is helpfull, and determinated in her doings. Her curiosity and interesst helped her to learn a lot of things about the
At first I have to say that I recommend this place to everyone who searches for a real experience in the rural Nepal - in any kind of way! It was one of the most enriching experiences of my life and I am so happy that I took the decision to come to this wonderful place!
The project is really inspiring and it is worth it to come
It's hard to summarize my 3 months I stayed in Kattike... It has been an intense time, I experienced a lot and saw a lot of change from the day I arrived in january to when I left in april. Big things, such as the possibility for more volunteers, as well as small things (trees blooming) changed and I'm glad having
Klara is a brave girl who dedicated herself to live in simple conditions here in sindhupalchowk. She stayed
Anna speaks 6-7 languages and has super
She showed a great understanding and generosity towards our project and the community here.
She is practical, sees whats need to be done and take action by own Initiative.
Working in Kattike together with the Sherpa family,
Every day she worked along with Diki and the others at Kattike. She surprized us by her hard work and eagerness to learn. Diki and the other workers work very hard
Le travail à Kattike est varié. Il y a notamment la ferme (arrosage et désherbage), les arbres fruitiers, le jardin avec plantation d'ail, désherbage, récolte en
Mahad is very understanding with people in a difficult situation. He is a empatic and friendly person who
Vini is a good hearted, positive and entusiastic person, who i think will make a good impression wherever he goes. He has very good communication