Volunteer at a home stay in the foothills of Uttarakhand, India.



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    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project

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    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
    2. Gardening
    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Hindi

  • Accommodation


    We have created accommodation for workaway volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is plenty to do there - lovely day hikes, river beaches, waterfall ......

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    We are flexible on days it could be less and more on other days.

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