Learn about permaculture design and gardening in the tropics at our homestay in Keri, Goa, India



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    We are a small Homestay Guesthouse in Keri, the most northern beach of Goa, India, bordering Maharastra. We are going into our second season and will be specialising in Nature and Yoga & Meditation Retreats from September. Clare is studying a diploma in permaculture and plans to make several designs connected with the business and the garden.
    We're a mixed Kashmiri- European couple, Raj and Clare and our dogs Yara and Bindi. We live close to the beach and Tiracol river and we like to balance fun and work and make work fun!! We eat mountains of rice with fantastic Kashmiri curries and also some European and Goan dishes.
    We want to grow salad vegetables and a small forest garden organically and although we eat meat, we also strive to consume as ethically as possible. We need help marketing our small, experimental business, inspiration for our menu and solutions for building soils and growing a forest garden. The design ideas are endless and very interesting for gardeners, permaculturalists, cooks and people with good IT skills.
    There are 2-3 chillout areas for guests/ helpers and plenty of activities and cafes in the local area. Arambol is 20 minutes away by scooter and can be reached via the wonderful cliff path, through the jungle.
    We would like to get more involved in our local community and plan to organise litter picks with volunteers to address the issue of plastic waste in the village.
    Helpers would be welcome to join in yoga classes and other activities and to share their skills and interests with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    African/European and Kashmiri couple seek friends to work together on a beautiful project! A chance to learn about permaculture design and gardening in the tropics.

    We want to grow salad vegetables organically and a small forest garden. Although we eat meat, we also strive to consume as ethically as possible and our homestay is an experiment in implementing permaculture in daily life.

    We run retreats in Yasodhara yoga, a little-known approach to self-development through dreams, symbolism, journaling and chanting as well as regular hatha yoga classes and meditation.

  • Help


    computer and marketing skills, cooking, gardening and permaculture design

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Kashmiri, Hindi, French, Russian

  • Accommodation


    Single room with ensuite shower room in our flat. Shared use of kitchen, patios, garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Arambol is 20 mins away for shopping, and night life. Anjuna etc are reachable for clubbing/parties. Maharastra is just across the river. There are forts and sea sports, local bars, restaurants, music and festivals, permaculture projects around, yoga courses. One of our scooters can be made available for helpers' use and the local buses are quite reliable. There are also motorbike and regular taxis.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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