Join us at our eco-backpacker hostel and campsite in Guhagar, India



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  • Description


    Hello everyone. I am Mohit Bagadia, and I run a eco-backpacker hostel and campsite here in a beautiful village called Baug in Maharashtra, surrounded by a lush green jungle, river, backwaters and clean beach. Our aim is to revive and showcase the local culture, heritage and traditions to guests looking to learn more about the coastal paradise that is the Konkan.

    We currently have two two full time staff who run the reception desk on the site and a group of women from the local community who come and manage the site and run the restaurant. The local women are part of self help group and we are set up in collaboration with them, which means they are our business partners and not our employees. We are training them to run nature walks, heritage trails and host culinary workshops.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers would learn an incredible amount about the local culture, traditions and way of life of the Konkan at our property. We are not only showcasing the local culture to our guests via food and immersive experiences and workshops, we are also doing research and trying to document the coastal paradise that is the Konkan coast of Maharashtra.

    The whole idea behind our project is educational, with an aim to generate and create knowledge by juxtaposing traditional village life with modern urban ideas.

  • Help


    We are welcoming volunteers to help us become more sustainable and come up with ideas to reduce our waste yet be functional, set up adventure sports such as surfing, diving, snorkelling, cycling, paddling, as well as nature trails. Volunteers to help us revive local customs, traditions, agricultural practices by developing local experiences with the villagers here.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Marathi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am interested in learning German, Italian, Tamil and improving my French and Spanish communication.

  • Accommodation


    We have two private rooms for staff as well as a large open room which is also the common area for our hostel. There are neat and clean washrooms all over the site for you to use as well.

    We will offer 3 vegetarian meals to all volunteers. They are also welcome to cook in our kitchen and teach the local women some recipes from their culture.

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    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

    We have reliable high speed internet!

  • 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

Host ref number: 315186576542