Live and learn on our rubber plantation in Kanthavara, India

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  • Last activity: 28 Mar 2023




  • Description


    We operate a Rubber plantation 45km north of Mangalore in the bio-diverse western ghats.

    Visitors can learn rubber tapping, coagulation, rolling and smoking of finished rubber sheets. We do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides and still aim to produce the highest yields of rubber latex in the region under these conditions.

    The estate is set on rolling hills affording beautiful views and picnic spots. There are a variety of birds, wild animals and hiking/trekking paths in the area.

    Workawayer logistics at the estate are often handled by my colleagues Sulo or Puru on my behalf.

    Tks and looking fwd to your interest/enquiry

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
  • 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

    Learn rubber tapping and the process of making rubber sheets

    Experience living and working in a rain forest. There are peacocks, wild boars, monkeys and even the occasional leopard in the vicinity.

    Ideal for those who wish to detox, meditate, write, yoga, hike, trek or experience rural India

  • Help


    Topping up compost pits, setting up drip lines, planting saplings, watering of plants etc.

    Welcome but not necessary:
    - fermentation techniques
    - Seed preservation
    - painting / art work on walls
    - building of tree house
    - bee keeping

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Kannada: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Malayalam: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation a) Inside a traditional old mud, tiled house or b) in newly constructed house.

    We offer accommodation, wifi, western toilets, warm showers, small indoor pantry with hot plate, outdoor wood fire cooking station, parking, washing m/c.

    Free lunch service on working days.

    For other meals you are free to use the fruits and veggies growing on the site. For those who do not wish to cook alone or daily, they can a) join the mess with Puru or b) can order local food (veg or non-veg) directly from neighbouring households

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Easy access to 1000 column temple and Jain burial site, 500 year old 42ft stone stautue of Mahaveer, beaches, forests, hiking / cycling trails, sites within the city. Close by there are mountains, plantations, rivers etc too.

  • 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

    We have parking spaces with water & electric charging points close to the carpark

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours per day

Host ref number: 187381525317

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