Searching for people who wish to help on natural farming and on spreading their wonderful energy close to Faizabad, India



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  • Description


    We are an Indo-American couple and live in a 30 acre farm outside of Faizabad, India. We work towards making the earth more sustainable. I develop and produce compostable packaging and my wife is a children book author and fabric artist (amongst many other things!). We have three girls 16, 11 and 4 years old.

    Our friend Seema looks after the farm now (since June 2019) as we have begun our travels around the world. We visit often but you may or may not see us. You will definitely enjoy your time at the farm and with Seema.

    Our farm is mainly a mango and lychee orchard and we also have a large pond for fishes. We are looking to work more with nature and convert the property towards permaculture and natural farming. Need help from people to achieve the same. We have been working on ways to learn more more and more from nature and serve the earthworms as much as we can :)

    We have a decent amount of accommodation and are able to usually find a comfortable bed, good food and joyful company :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have learnt immense amounts from the dear friends who have visited us. Our lives are greatly enriched by sharing your experiences and talents.
    We do hope that we can contribute a little to your journey by providing you a safe and comfortable haven for a bit.
    we look forward to your friendship.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need people who understand natural farming and permaculture. We would need help converting the orchard, pond and farm land.
    We are looking for ideas to maximise the potential from the land and make it a wonderful place to live in.
    We can discuss and decide on specific projects depending on the talent available.
    We are currently looking at:
    making the soil of the orchard more healthy;
    building the permaculture veggie garden;
    working on the spiral herb garden;
    the acquaponic system and if that could apply to our pond;
    planting lotus in the pond and researching harvesting of lotus leaves and stems;
    enhancing our vegetable patch;
    building a glasshouse with medicinal plants;
    enhancing our herb garden;
    keeping up with composting;
    painting and create art all around the farm;
    creating a fire pit for performances;
    Music Performances :);
    Reducing and reutilising waste;
    teaching us music, guitar, any instrument;
    We also run a paper factory and schools and we would love for the volunteers to share their skills in workshop/teaching session of any kind. We are especially looking for musician that can have a concert for the student/team members, and also jugglers, magicians, teachers any type of talent to expose our children/team members to.
    For all the above projects we can surely discuss before your arrival and decide upon your best skills.
    We would love to create a give & take experience for each and every volunteer who comes to spend time with us.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We shall provide a comfortable room and a shared bathroom. We shall also provide transport to travel in the town and explore. During your stay our amazing people will make sure that nutritious food will be provided to you.
    No smoking and shoes are allowed anywhere inside the house/rooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lots to do in the area. We also run schools and manufacturing facilities to explore. The town has many interesting sights from the mythology Ramayana and numerous nearby towns like Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahbad etc that can be explored.
    Happy to provide bikes, motorcycles, scooters for exploration.
    Also kayaking, swimming, delicious Indian and international food, yoga classes, group meditation, several books available and more.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 127288215418