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Support a permaculture / organic garden estate in Sikkim, India

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  • Last activity: 7 Mar 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    On 1.5 ha at an altitude of approx. 1500 m.a.s.l. we grow a vast variety of vegetables, grains, fruit and ornamental plants in line with permaculture principles.

    We are located a 45 minutes drive away from the capital City of Sikkim, Gangtok and a 15 min. drive from old and new Rumtek monasteries. In this rural area many Farmers cultivate Rice on terraced fields, however, we have converted our terraced fields into a permaculture garden. Presently we are expanding perennials, working out details of plantations of additional fruit trees, making a deadwood-hedge-living-fence, introducing a greenhouse and constructing a fishpond.

    Activities Workawayers can engage include mulching, weeding, planting, watering, harvesting, sowing, fertilizing, composting, creating permaculture-features and small habitats, feeding our rabbits and chickens, etc.

    NOTE: During monsoon from July through August there is less requirement for garden help.
    However, we are interested in people with experience in blog-writing throughout the year.

    Workawayers are expected to work 5 hours per day on 5 days a week. This allows for time to explore nearby buddhist monasteries, go for a day-trip to Gangtok, etc.

    Our team will gladly assist you in planning activities during off-days.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Collaboration with local team - cultural exchange. Stay in standard hotel room. Assist team with general garden work, creation of permaculture features, assisting with data collection and networking , finetuning permaculture design and garden calendar, networking for marketing of farm products, etc

  • Help


    Seasonal outdoor tasks such as mulching, sowing, propagating, watering, composting , making hugelbeet, banana-circle, deadwood hedge, assisting in elaborating garden designs / seasonal calendar, assisting with garden related documentations such as working on informative texts for our visitors on each plant / tree / permaculture-feater in our garden.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will eat with our staff and be offered 3 warm vegetarian meals per day. A typical meal consists of lentils, rice or flat bread and vegetables.

    You will be provided a standard forest-view guest-room or a single guest-room with panorama-viewduring your stay. Botch come with attached toilet and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During off time you can visit nearby monasteries, villages and the capital City Gangtok.
    You can travel by public shared taxis.

  • 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

    We have a new internet connection since February 2022 that works well

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Approx. 5 hrs per day /5 days a week

Host ref number: 327929991723

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