Green oasis close to the concrete jungle of Mumbai, India

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India

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  • Description

    Description

    We are family run agro tourism center,close to the city of Mumbai in India. We are into farming , unique experiences( with agriculture as the derivative) and sumptuous local food.We believe in keeping the planet green and facilitating urban dwellers with original agro based experiences.
    I am a software engineer who loves to be creative and also a qualified yoga instructor. And my father in law is a retired central government official , also farmer. Together we form the think tank of this project.

    What is the project?

    As mentioned above the basic purpose of the project is to facilitate urban population with original agriculture based experiences. The farm is spread over 13 Acres and is located at Karanjon, Vajreshwari off the Mumbai Ahmedabad highway. The experiences that agro tourists can have with us are rice farming, poultry, fruit orchards, seasonal farming, fishing, cow herding, goatery, birdwatching, tribal arts, camps, stargazing etc. The agro tourism centre is well equipped with a number of accommodations like single rooms, dormitories, special rooms and washrooms.
    There is a common kitchen where the local tribal and regional fare is served. This place is renowned for its delicious food, especially veg curries, dal and the special adivasi style mutton. We also provide unique experiences like tribal paintings, nature trails, paddy farming lessons etc. Our focus has always been on energy conservation, green energy, proper waste disposal, recycling of plastic and other similar thoughts.

    We have a permanent staff of 12 people including a facility manager, host, landscaper, helper, servers and others. We have 4 local ladies working on contract basis as cooks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    They will directly interacting with the aboriginal people of Maharashtra as well as the urban community of Mumbai. They will eat food cooked in the local way by the locals. They can celebrate the local Hindu festivals with the villagers. They can learn about the culture in rural Maharashtra.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Why do we need volunteers?

    We are expanding. We are building new structures and revamping our old structures. We are getting more and more into horticulture. We want to have better landscaping, more gardens, more green produce. We will need volunteers for construction, gardening, horticulture, landscaping and allied areas. We will provide basic accommodation, food and a unique opportunity to have a unique experience. This has always been a safe place amongst friendly villages and hence has always been a favourite among the agro tourists who have come here.
    You will be expected to work for4-5 hrs a day. There are many interesting places like the Vajreshwari temple, Ganeshpuri hot springs, Tungareshwar wild life sanctuary and water falls in very close vicinity. So if you enjoy getting your hands dirty with earth, or if you have some experience in construction / building or if you only want to be a part of our journey, we welcome you with open arms and warm hearts.
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  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Marathi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    open to learn different languages and their culture.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Rooms and Toilets with food and water.

    2 x Rooms with 4 beds each and one shared toilet. Towels and blankets provided. Free drinking water.

    Maharashtrian food is cooked daily for the staff and visitors. Workawayers can avail the same at no cost. If there are any particular requirements, our team will do the best to help by procuring from the nearest town market,

  • 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 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

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    Hours expected

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


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