Volunteer on our organic homestead and get to know how an urban family lives near Bangalore, India



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  • Description


    Come and volunteer on our organic homestead and spend some time getting to know how an urban Indian family lives. We love to meet people from all cultures, and welcome your ideas and contributions.

    Currently looking at building a studio space ....Any architects out there???!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Living as part of our family will mean you will immerse yourself in our rural Indian lifestyle. We eat three meals a day, with plenty of variety, and often drawing on our Punjabi roots.

    I am passionate about lifelong learning, and have unshooled my children. Tara lives with me on the homestead, and our shared passions include eating / growing traditional organic wholefoods (and challenging the diet dictocrats), researching, meditating, playing, creating, growing, doing, helping and everything else that comprises the day to day happenings of our life.

    Our approach to working on the homestead is informal, and tasks will be allocated to suit your interests and preferences, on the whole.

    Spending time with us will give you a real opportunity to make your mark on our homestead with your ideas, your creativity and your energy.

  • Help


    We inherited this homestead from my parents when they divided the family farm between me and my five siblings. The plot has an abundance of coconut palms, and a wide range of other trees and plants. Our avocado tree grows the biggest avocados ever.

    We have a few cows and 5 friendly dogs as well as a beautiful cat on the homestead. We use the coconut palms to make coconut oil and lip balm, and are always investigating other ways to make a living from the land.

    We are looking for volunteers to help with the everyday running of the homestead, which will include gardening, weeding, small construction projects and general maintenance - repairs and so on. We have a small number of local villagers supporting our work on the homestead and in our home, and daily interaction between volunteers and our helpers would take place.

    We are also currently looking for some help with designing a dance/pottery/artists studio space ... it is at the moment in its very early stage ....an idea waiting to be made concrete...physically and metaphorically speaking. Any ideas on design, natural building and tips on managing such space would be welcome ! Any architects out there???!!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Part of the fun will be deciding where you will stay. We have rooms in the main farmhouse, we have a small cottage on our land which we could use. Which ever one we decide, we will give you a bed, access to a shared kitchen (inside or out), a shared bathroom, and the opportunity to eat a meal with us whenever suitable.
    Three meals will be provided , however.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The homestead is located close to the city of Bangalore, so volunteers will find it easy to explore that fine city, as well as being able to travel to Kerala, Mangalore, Coorg and other beautiful places.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 339275661343