Share our vision of an abundant life in the Himalayas, India



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    We are a farmstay and inspiration centre at the start of its journey :). It's all about creating a place where internationals and locals can venture new ways for simple, creative, sustainable and abundant life. We have a longterm vision to help the position of community here as we go, providing a place of exchange, growth, skills, work and learning. Think of programs like: organic farming, homestay running, empowering education for youth, waste management, local craftmenship activities like woodwork/pottery/tailoring, and a centre for yoga/music/arts. Our goal is to be a self reliant/self sustaining project one day.

    We are located near the lap of the Himalayas 3 hours ride from Rishikesh in a mountain town called Pauri. On a clear day, layers of mountains and The Himalayas greet us from our garden. Karan (India) and I (Lieke from Netherlands) started the project in April 2021 and we have done crowdfunding and some changes (foundations, terrace rebuild, electricity). Our main aim now is to get the homestay and organic garden up and running. We also started tuitions for a few children. In Pauri there are not many tourist facilities nor NGO's, so it's special to start here.

    Karan and Lieke

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Exchange with the culture here is all around, since we have a Nepalese family living nextdoor with whom we collaborate and share the garden for now. Karan comes from Pauri though he also lived in other places of India. His English is fluent. I (Lieke) come from The Netherlands, I have lived, travelled and worked in different countries and also my English is fluent. Happy to share ideas and conversations!

  • Arbeit


    We are looking for people to help us with different things, such as:

    - Woodwork: if you are an enthousiastic carpenter you can help out a lot! Pick your project: kitchen interiors / making furniture (beds / couch / dining area) renovating windows and doors. We have the basic woodworking tools and machines like circular saw, jigsaw, orbital sander, drill driver, handsaws, clamps, hammer. If needed we can purchase any other tools necessary. You are welcome to think along with designs and efficient use of the rooms. We'd love to have a homestay with handcrafted wooden furniture that can inspire others.
    - Reconstructing balconies: also woodworking. Quite a big project so you must be up for it:).
    - Helping hands for preparing and painting indoor ceilings and walls. We use mainly eco-friendly paint for this.
    - Organic garden: it would be great to have someone with permaculture/gardening experience or passion who can help us with gardening. We need a lot of mulching around the farm. You can make a compost pit if you’re up for it. You could help with some garden design (making pathways) too. Surrounding the house are terraces up and down, which will be used for organic farming. We have walnut, pear, orange and lemon trees. It's 1-1.5 acre so it's not very big, but it offers potential to create something beautiful and abundant! Monkeys are around and so many veggies and fruits need to grow in enclosed systems like greenhouses or garden netting. We want to however show that it is possible to have a very productive and abundant garden despite size and monkeys.
    - Giving tuitions: at the moment we don’t give tuitions but we’re eager to start daily tuitions again for a small group of children (11-18 years old). It's a very free program: every day is different. We teach English and sometimes subjects about nature/sustainability in an interactive way, but also do things like painting pebbles, playing games, etc. Our main focus is to support them in growing confidence about their own qualities and show them a variety of activities different then only school subjects. Learning by doing. You can come up with nice lessons: from yoga to geography.
    - Photographing, videographing, creating social media content, and so on. It would be helpful if you come with your own camera. Any ideas welcome!

    If you have any other skills and you feel like staying and sharing, please let us know and we can see if there are any possibilities.

    We invite people that share a vision of a more simple and abundant world and who'd like to bring in eco friendly ideas, but understand that life’s not perfect either and we’re on a journey all together. Besides this we want to share and enjoy together with you a beautiful process of collaboration and doing good. We'd love to co-create this place with others.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Hindi: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Important for now is that you are open to more basic living conditions since not all amenities (like running water) are yet available. Working on it! Safe drinking water, internet and electricity are available. We heat up water for a bath. All cooking facilities are available and dishwashing is done by our lovely didi Krishna every day. We will ensure you have a comfortable mattress and your private room. The view, people and surroundings make up a lot for the basics. Personally I have gained a lot of joy and confidence knowing that I can be happy living more basic, so it could be very enriching depending on who you are :).

    Since Karan is Indian and I am Dutch, we eat a mixture of Indian and western dishes. We both cook, and love everyone who feels like to bring in their recepies and food culture as well!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    You could to reach us by taxi from Dehradun (airport) or from Rishikesh by (shared) taxi. In leisure time you can have a village/nature walk, a hike up to a small temple, explore the mountain roads and villages by scooter, visit the market of Pauri, read a book, do yoga, draw or paint something, cook if you like, chat with us.. There are vegetable and market shops just down the road.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have a relative fast and stable internet connection through our phones. We can always arrange an Indian simcard for you if you want to be connected through 4G.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 572225443118