Visit our Farmhouse in the Himalayas and help us with organic gardening in India

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India

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    24/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    I have a farmhouse bang in the middle of an apple orchards in the Himalayas (85kms from Shimla).
    It is an eco-home built for travellers who love nature, are eco-conscious, who love animals and organic produce.
    We have over 5 cats, one mountain dog, two sheep and a brood of chicken.

    We regularly conduct eco-campaigns from our farmhouse which include forest tree-plantation , plastic picking campaigns, prevention of forest fire campaigns among others. We are always looking for eco-conscious travellers to join us in our campaigns. All our campaigns are self-funded and are followed by seminars where we invite imminent environmentalists for a talk on climate change, water-harvesting and on forests.

    This November 2019 onwards, we would we embarking on our Permaculture campaign for which we would love to have volunteers join us in building an organic farm producing, apples, pears, apricots, cherries and a host of vegetables. The guests can stay in our farmhouse known for its local aesthetic apple, its warm hill hospitality and the surrounding beauty. Welcome all.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The guests can stay in our farmhouse - built for eco-friendly travel without any cost to them. Three meals will also be provided free of cost. The guests will get to live in a beautiful Himalayan village and revel in the nature and beauty here.

  • Help

    Help

    The guests should love organic gardening and being around animals and helping run a farmhouse. For one year we would need volunteers who can work with the the land and make it suitable for growing the trees and vegetables. So those who love to , join us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It is a bungalow in the middle of an apple orchard. The accommodation will be on sharing basis. There are 4 double rooms with lots of open space around the rooms, like the verandas, the living and the sun room and of course the apple orchard and the gardens.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The guests can trek to the famous Hatu Peak from the farmhouse. A beautiful cedar jungle adjoins us and is good for long walks.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    10 AM TO 2 PM, 5 days

Host ref number: 149534332447