We welcome assistance on our farm, in Mandangad, Maharashtra, India

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  • Description

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    Hi .... we live in a simple village home... called Moksha...surrounded by lush green forests, a perennial river and a seasonal waterfall.

    Moksha is located in a remote village called Aatle in Mandangad, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, India.

    The closest village/settlement is about a kilometer and a half away from the house.

    We are in the continuous process of designing the farm based on the ethics of permaculture, we actively look forward to host a variety of workshops in this space bringing in regular community interaction and sharing of knowledge.

    We live in this house located the middle of nowhere .... it would be great to have you guys from around the world come share this space with us.

    Namaste & Welcome to our home :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We would require assistance on the farm with earth construction, swales, tree plantations and basic farm work.

    We would also like to invite volunteers that would like to host workshops on Permaculture/Spirituality/Healing and any other subject, kindly request you to connect with us well in advance if you wish to do so.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Marathi: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a simple village house on site that can accommodate up to 5 people (dormitory) and have a space where we normally setup 5 tents. Anybody preferring to carry their tents are welcome as we have ample camping space.

    There is 1 Western & 1 Indian Toilet in the house.

    Water is available through a bore well all year round

    We have a fully equipped kitchen.

    The house is run on Solar Energy

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mandangad is the taluka (tehsil) headquarters in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra state in India. The heart of Mandangad is Mandangad fort.

    The village is situated at the extreme north of Ratnagiri District. In terms of geographical features, its area is about 43,100 Hectares, altitude is 882 feet (268 metres), latitude 17.9833 and longitude 73.2500. Time zone is UTC+5.30. Average rainfall in the taluka is 3996 mm. Mandangad is a hilly coastal zone. Mandangad is 175 km from Ratnagiri, 170 km from Pune and 192 km from Mumbai. It is connected by road. The nearest major town is Mangaon in Raigad District on Mumbai-Goa National Highway No. 66 . The Arabian Sea is about 35 km from Mandangad.

    Climate:
    As Mandangad is located on higher level than sea, the weather is not that humid. The winters are really very cold.

    Transportation:
    Mandangad is a junction where all the ST buses coming from Mumbai/ Thane/ Pune etc. and going to Kolhapur, Miraj, Khed, Dapoli, Bankot, Palekond, Kelshi, Mhapral, Mahad Velas etc. halt.

    Nearest Railway Stations
    Karanjadi - 27 km. Veer - 35 km. Goregaon - 45 km Khed - 50 km

    Nearest Airports
    Lohagaon, Pune - 107 km. Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai - 144 km. Kolhapur - 208 km

    Tourist sites
    The places worth visiting in and around Mandangad town are

    1. Velas – The coastal place Velas is at the distance of about 36 km from Mandangad. The unique Marine Turtle Conservation Festival is celebrated here. The festival is aimed at conservation of marine turtles.[1] Velas is also the birthplace of Nana Phadanvis alias Balaji Janardan Bhanu, who was the influential personality in the history of Maratha Empire. Nana Phadanvis House and Mahalaxmi Temple are the main attractions in Velas. Gokulashtami Festival is the important event for Velas people.

    2. Bankot or Himmatgad Fort - is also called Victoria Fort. The River Savitri approaches the sea at Bankot. Bankot’s importance is also associated with the holy place Harihareshwar in neighboring Raigad District. From Bankot (Hanuman Tekdi), ferry boats or jetties are available up to Bagmandla in Raigad district; from where tourists can reach Harihareshwar temple by auto rickshaws / S.T.Buses.

    3.The RadhaKrishna Temple, Gokulgaon - The Radha Krishna Temple which has been built in the recent year is gaining attraction among the tourists. The lucrative idols of RadhaKrishna Temple with peaceful atmosphere make place, top on the tourist list.

    4.Kelshi Beach (Dapoli taluka) – Kelshi is a small village in neighbouring Dapoli Taluka. Along the Mahalakshmi temple, Kelshi has got a scenic and unfamiliar beach, which is a very calm and quiet place. Another place worth visiting here is Uttambar.

    5. Panderi – Panderi is the important irrigation project on the Savitri River in Mandangad taluka. Apart from the agricultural importance of the dam, of late, Panderi has become a picnic spot. Also found here Pandava Cave.

    6.Ambavade – this is a native place of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Chief Architect of the Indian Constitution, which is about 20 km from Mandangad. There is a monument in this village in commemoration of Dr. Ambedkar.

    7.Palgad (Dapoli taluka) – This is the place where the Marathi author, freedom fighter and social activist Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, known as Sane Guruji, was born. His works in Marathi literature includes Shyamchi Aai (Shyam's Mother) and Dhadapadanari Mule (Struggling Children).

    8.Unhavare - there is a sources of warm water located in village name which is almost 23 km away from mandnagad, where u can reach by S.T. buses or any private trax, these warm water lake stays warm in all the season, there is also a waterfall name SAVAT KADA in nearest village PALAVNI. It is quite a silent place where you can get peace.

    9.Kelshi - is about 37 km from Mandangadh. There is Village known DAIRA. Shivaji Maharaj's 11th spiritual teacher {Guru} Baba Yaqoob Khan Saharvardi's Mazar is there on the bank of the Arabian see.

    10.Dahagaon Shree Uttareshwar Temple - Dahagaon is small village located in Mandangad..on the way of Mandangad to Dapoli. Dahagaon is known for famous temple of Swayambhu Shree Uttareshwar, Lord Shiva. Tripuri Paurnima, Ganeshotsav and Shimga (Holi) festivals are celebrated here.

    11.Shree RadhaKrishna Temple - Gokulgaon is known for famous temple of Supreme Lord Shree RadhaKrishna.

  • 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

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




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