We are an Indian-Anglo couple who live between Bangalore and Kodaikanal. We have a farm on the side of a mountain and are looking for some people to stay, and help us develop it.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Travellers will interact with us, a British and Keralite couple, as well as local people and travellers staying at the nearby eco resort. Kodaikanal is a fascinating place, full of biodiversity and invasive species, so anyone interested in farming, mountainous spaces, and the environment will love it.
We would like to set up an irrigation system in December 2020, and beyond that, help is required for general planting, setting up a kitchen garden and potentially beginning to cement the traditional mud house that we have.
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A bedroom in a mud house, access to a kitchen, and an outside Indian-style toilet. Tents could also be an option: not permanently, but on occasion. For both, bedding and mats would be provided, along with the tents themselves which we have in 2 and 4 man sizes. Food can be provided, or self-catered depending on volunteer taste. We eat well - anything from rice and dal to cheesy omelettes and fire-roasted chicken and potatoes.
We are remote, but have a 4G connection. Volunteers will be able to work remotely, if they wish to, and visit nearby farms and eco-resorts. There are forests, a sunrise point and a waterfall for swimming in, all within 25 minutes walk and the town of Kodaikanal is a 45 minute drive away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a 4G connection on the mountain via a dongle.
Dogs are fine, provided they aren't aggressive, as we have a male dog.
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 4 days a week