Creative studio in the hills of Panchgani, India

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  • Description

    Description

    *** Hello folks, things have finally opened up and we are accepting workawayers at the studio now! We do require to exercise some precautions however, so we request you to cooperate with us on the same. Additionally, we are open to virtual volunteers/interns and would be happy to work something out if someone would like to do so! Stay safe and see you soon :) ***

    We are a design studio in the quaint hill station of Panchgani, India. We moved here from the busy city of Mumbai, after we realised we did not need to be there to do what we do! We are looking for creative minds to come participate in building up our space, contributing to our work and having some fun interacting together! In a world where the lines between the real and the virtual are blurring, our attempt is to try to change the idea of a traditional “job” by creating a virtual network of creative thinkers who can collaborate on the move, work flexibly on large scale projects without a typical office life. We want like-minded folks who share our vision to be a part of it and help us to create things that are beautiful inside out.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are looking to create an open space for creative dialogue, an exchange of ideas and world view and gaining an understanding of our cultural backgrounds to broaden our minds and those of our travellers. From our end, we would to our best to introduce the traveller to the life in the hills by understanding and interacting with the local community, events and crafts and connecting them to interesting people and initiatives in and around the area. In return we would like the traveller to help infuse their creativity in our projects, be a part of our team and simply have a good interaction!

  • Help

    Help

    Though we are open to having people to contribute to our space and ecosystem in other ways as well, our primary need is for creative practitioners like graphic designers, illustrators, UX/UI designers, developers, etc. who can help us with our design work for clients. We also need help handling our social media and general brand presence online and we may also have some in-house projects, installations or events for which we could use help, depending on what's happening at the time. If we have extra room at the time, we are also open to someone conducting yoga or some other lessons for us and our team.
    For those working on digital projects, we would need you to bring along your laptop or any other equipment required for the same. Finer details can be discussed over messages and we will try to accommodate as per your skills! Do write to us to discuss in more detail and send across some of your work- we would love to see it and talk about your interests and inspirations! We look forward to spending time with some like-minded folks and making new friends :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The studio where you would be spending most of your time is a ground floor bungalow with a big hall, kitchen and conference room, with a covered porch overlooking the hills, a garden area to chill in and an open patch in the back. We have a separate living space in a quiet bungalow, 1.5 km away (walking distance) where you would be accommodated. A maximum of 2 people can be accommodated in one room on a twin-sharing basis. Please note that we would provide one meal (lunch) at the studio and for dinner/breakfast the traveler must arrange for their own at the accommodation, where there is a kitchen equipped with all the basic items. There is a food/tiffin service of Indian home-cooked food available as well at a very reasonable cost, or several restaurants to order from or visit if one chooses to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You could begin your day with a morning run on the beautiful table land, a walk amidst nature or even mountain biking if you like, then joining us at the studio, where we begin with work at 10.30 am. We can work out the hours as per your convenience, and our lunch break is at 1.30 where we eat together and then we wrap up by the evening. After work is over, we may share a couple of beers at a cliff, go for a walk in the forest, play a game of table tennis, have an occasional bonfire or an impromptu music session! On the weekends we could go for treks, take out our raft in the dam or build and make interesting things when we feel like it. There is not much nightlife here, but if you are fond of nature, the hills and the forest, there is much to do! There are also some interesting initiatives in the area which you could check out, like an art village with tribal crafts, an organic farm with sustainable practices, a textile workshop of village women, a cheese factory, a village of books etc. and we can always suggest other activities as per your interests :)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Utility Room for hands on work
Garden area in the back
The net loft for lofty ideas ;)
The outdoor area with a view of the hills
The main workspace at the studio
Group photo
Dining/Ideation Zone
Campfire dinner at a table land
Our team at the studio
The evergreen forest
Monsoon Mist in Mahabaleshwar
Boating at a river resort in Tapola
Mountain Biking
Trekking to the Bhilar waterfall

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