Building an eco farmstay in a truly beautiful place near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India



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  • Description


    My name is Lalit. I live in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is a beautiful city in India known for it's lakes, history and beautiful Rajasthani architecture. I run a small coffee shop and cafe in the heart of the old city. I am also in the process of starting an eco friendly farm-stay and nature retreat in a small village 20 km outside of Udaipur. It is a peaceful village in the foothills of the Aravali mountains away from the noise of the busy city. This project is in the very beginning stages of development. Currently I have the land, and have built a small home on the property, but I will need lots of help in clearing the area, preparing the land, and building the farm. It will be an eco friendly retreat where I will be doing organic farming and learning permaculture. I will be using natural and local materials to build. As this project develops, I will have many jobs available for volunteers...including a need for farmers, builders, painters, photographers, and anyone who has a knowledge of permaculture and sustainable development. I have utilised this time during lockdown to get this project going, but I can really use some help. And am searching for people passionate to work on the land and help me build this project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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

    Volunteers working on the farm will experience true village life in Rajasthan. You will interact with local villagers, meet families, and village children. See how the locals cook food, work, and live their daily lives. You will see the true culture and simple life of farmers and villagers in Rajasthan. It is a place untouched by tourism. You will also gain knowledge of building eco friendly structures, farming, planting, and permaculture. You will be able to take part in an experience of building a Farmstay and nature retreat from the ground up....and all the challenges and learning experiences that come with that.

  • Help


    I am in the beginning stages of creating an eco Farmstay and nature retreat in the countryside near Udaipur. This is a large scale project that will be ongoing for many years. There are lots of different types of volunteer work that I can benefit from. For example...

    * Gardening, planting, farm work. I could use anyone who has knowledge of permaculture and organic and sustainable farming practices.

    * Building and construction. I am interested in finding skilled handyman who have knowledge of building and construction. We are looking to make this an eco friendly farmstay and would like volunteers who know sustainable building practices and have knowledge of eco retreats and how to build and set up this retreat to comply with the proper eco practices.

    * Painting. I am looking for painters to paint the house.

    * I am looking for people who can work on photography documentation of the project and videography of the process.

    * Manual Labor. People who are good with labor jobs such as digging, clearing land, moving dirt, moving stone, etc.

    This project is out in the nature and in the mountains. The land is rustic and we need people who are physically fit to climb and walk a lot during the day. Most of the work is outdoors, there will be insects and snakes. So, if that scares you...this is not the job for you.

    I'm very flexible on the number of hours and days per week that volunteers will work. Roughly 5 days a week, 5 hours per day. I am flexible on the work that needs done. If you come, I'm not going to force you to do things that you don't want to do. For example, I'm not going to ask you to move stones and dirt all day if you are someone who came for building. I'm sure we can find proper work that you will enjoy while you are volunteering.

    Accommodation will be included and food will be provided. Meals can be cooked together, or can be prepared for you...It is also possible to provide you what ingredients you need, if you like to cook for yourself.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation will be a shared house on the farm with a kitchen, shared bathroom, and your own bed. The space is open plan living, so there is not a lot of privacy. If you want a more private accommodation, my brother has a Farm and Artist space nearby my land where he has built private cabins with attached private bathrooms. I can arrange for you to stay there if you prefer that to the shared farmhouse on my land.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get out in nature and experience the Indian village way of life. You will gain knowledge of farming and building. You will learn to cook the local foods and experience the local way of life and Indian Village culture. All set in the beautiful Aravali Hills. Its very serene, untouched by tourism....a truly beautiful place to stay. Away from the city lights, with clear skies, you can sleep beneath the stars. It's a great experience for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the mountains. The farm is located just 20 km from Udaipur which is a city full of culture, color and art! In your spare time you can visit the many lakes that are both in and outside of Udaipur. There are also many beautiful old temples in town and outside town including Jagdish Temple, Sas Bahu Temple, and Eckling Ji Temple to name a few. Udaipur is known for it's rooftop restaurants providing stunning views of the lakes where you can meet and interact with other travellers visiting the city. You can see cultural shows, take boat rides on the lake, and see the beautiful architecture and also handicrafts being made by artisans in Rajasthan.

  • 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

    There is 4g high speed internet available and you can use 3 GB per day .

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    enough space to park any kind of vehicle.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All kind of pets are welcomed.

  • 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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