Come help us in our small farm and learn about Organic Farming in rural Tamil Nadu, South India



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  • Description


    We are a complete 52 acre organic farm in a semi-arid region in South India!!! We started the farm about 4 years ago with a vision to build a self-sustaining organic ecosystem, with an aim to change agricultural practices in India and with a goal to give back to the society that raised us. Once a barren and arid mass of uncultivated land, the farm today is thriving with growth and activity. We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, manage a seed bank, run a nursery, harvest rainwater, generate vermi-compost, conduct field training programs and sell produce at the farm gate. The farm is home to 4 permanent employees and additionally 10 daily-wage labor work as and when required. We have come a long way but we need all the help we can get to make the farm 100% productive and self-sustaining.

    Me and my wife are a young, fun loving couple. Both of us have lived abroad in the past and we've now made the farm our home. We enjoy travelling, visiting other farms, experiment with cooking and meeting new people. We highly value cultural diversity and we look forward to teach, learn and share experiences with workawayers visiting us.

    If you are looking to take a break, have some fun, experience new cultures and gain some farm knowledge along the way, we are the place for you. We would love to have you if you are someone who is ready to pluck fruit, cut weeds, feed cows, collect chicken eggs and do any handy job available.

    If this sounds like something you have in mind, we would love to hear from you :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    During your stay, you will have the opportunity to interact with workers on the farm, conduct educational sessions, get invited to their homes, partake in local festivals, experience local culture and learn to cook Indian meals with farm-fresh produce.
    Identifying different herbs and learning their uses in everyday life, learning the local language 'Tamil', and learning sustainable organic farming techniques will become an everyday norm while you are on the farm.

    All this and more will provide you with a unique opportunity of experiencing the local Culture !!!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We believe in balance here on the farm and always try winding up by sun down. The farm is most active during the mornings and we require workawayers to work for at least 5 hours a day and 5 days a week.
    The work can be physically demanding as sometimes learning new skills is challenging !
    We need help in the following areas:
    1. Plant Care - Sowing, Harvesting, Pulling Weeds, Applying Manure, Preparing Organic Fertilizers and so on
    2. Animal Care - Animal feeding, Collecting Animal Dung, Cowshed/Poultry Maintenance etc
    3. Farm Management - Marketing, Accounts, Sales etc
    4. Handy Jobs - Building Mud Earth houses, Fixing Fences, Moving Wood, Painting Walls and the like
    5. Daily Chores - Shopping, Cleaning, Helping in the Kitchen and so on

    We would love to have you for longer but a minimum stay of 1 weeks is required !!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent
    Telugu: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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 are working on building beautiful mud-earth houses to accommodate workawayers, other volunteers and guests. Until this project is complete we have some temporary accommodation available for your use.
    We have a container that has 2 rooms and 4 beds. Each room comes with an attached bathroom.
    You could camp on the farm. The 52 hectare farm is big and beautiful and the winter months are exceedingly pleasant. If you choose to camp we have some camping gear available but we suggest you bring your own. Bathrooms are available for campers.

    We have a fully operational kitchen that will cater to all your meals. The meals are communal and will be served in a timely fashion. If you have any special dietary needs or if you like to prepare your own meals you are welcome to use the kitchen provided you clean afterwards.

    We expect you to keep the accommodation neat and tidy for the other workawayers !

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Day Trips:
    Narikudi - It is 3 km away from the farm. Narikudi is an outpost town that will only cater to your basic necessities. It however has good connectivity to all the nearby cities via bus. It also has a railway station with limited connectivity.

    Thiruchulli - It is 8 km from the farm. It is similar to Narikudi and has a few eateries if you are in a mood to eat something local. It is also the birth place of Ramana Maha Rishi, a famous south Indian sage. His home is still present in Thiruchulli and is a place of meditation.

    Madurai- It is an hour and a half away from the farm via bus. Madurai has immense cultural and historical significance in the history of Tamil Nadu. In your free time you could tour the city, visit the ancient Meenakhshi temple and try its famous Veg and Non-Veg cuisine.

    Overnight Trips :
    Rameshwaram - 200 kms from the farm, Rameshwaram is a Pilgrimage town also known for its quaint beaches making it ideal for a weekend getaway.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 155349368229