I run a small eco friendly home stay. There is very little cement used and the wood is also recycled.
Aashraya is located about 45 km from Rishikesh off the Badrinath road. About 3 km from Kodyala there will be a small shack. If you are coming by bus - say - Mahadev Chatti.
Follow the 2.5 km walking path towards the bridge across Ganga. At the end of the bridge take a left turn on the old walking route to Badrinath.
It is in the middle of nowhere and we have just got electricity but no road.
We have an organic farm attached to the house.
I trek and cycle a lot, also write guide books. Trekking in western himalaya - depi chaudhry by Collins.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
We have a couple of staffers living adjacent to the place. It is not a high traffic place and have occasional visitors. The kitchen is fairly well stocked. The staff can cook a very basic Indian meal. But you are welcome to cook your own meals too.
We are looking for the following help.
1. Construction help - carpenter
3. Teaching us to make - candles / soaps
4. If you are an Artist - you could make a large painting on the roof, so that it can be seen from the road.
We have created accommodation for workaway volunteers.
There is plenty to do there - lovely day hikes, river beaches, waterfall ......
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We are flexible on days it could be less and more on other days.