Experience life in rural part of Himalayan Uttarakhand, India whilst helping on our organic farm

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  • Description

    Description

    We are building this farm as a model organic farm and learning space for all farming enthusiasts, specially the locals here who are migrating towards cities at rapid rate. We are working with group of farmers with organic certification and providing market linkage to their produce.
    I have engineering and environmental management background and whatever I have learnt about farming is throughput volunteering in various farms across Europe and Asia. I had a long dream to start something like this and I feel really lucky to find this beautiful place to start. We practice permaculture and indigenous indian natural farming practices and going towards being self sustainable. It has just been one year since we started so most of the things are in developing stage.
    Huge possibility to develop farm and neighboring village as farm tourism and homestay destinations so exploring the opportunities. As a volunteer you get to explore the untouched Himalayan villages and get involved with the community.
    If you are interested in doing some trekking around then we have mountain called Nag Tibba (approx 3000 metres ASL.) and lots of beautiful village for cultural walk.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Farm is located in rural part of Himalayan Uttarakhand. Place is totally untouched and away from road connectivity so you will find rural authenticity and lovely community around. Experience joy of giving and serving from the community around and be part of various festivals in regions around. There are lots of local Himalayan village festivals, gatherings, marriages which we are invited so you can join us for those events.

  • Help

    Help

    Help related to taking care of trees, sowing, weeding and transplanting. Working with community as we are in process of group certification and marketing of their produce.
    Building eco structure and general maintenance of farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hindi, Nepali, very little German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in traditional stone and mud house with wooden and stone slates roof. We have 3 rooms and lots of camping area and a small kitchen around. We mostly collect firewood from jungle around and use it for cooking. The place is mostly organic by default so all the local food will be mostly organic. We do have few 2 person tent and some spare sleeping bag if you need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of opportunities to hike and trek around with beautiful jungles and with view of snow capped himalayas. We are at an altitude of 2100 meters so weather is lovely here.

    To reach farm you need to catch a bus from Dehradun railway station which will drop you at Damta. We can pick you up from there, the village is further 16km from Damta and to reach farm you need to hike for 4kms(approx 1.5 hrs).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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