Enjoy authentic Himalayan experience in a beautiful valley, Dharampur, India

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Getting away from the hectic city life we decided to create this adobe of love in the foothills of Himalayas to help meditators, tourists and local villagers. Coming to the people we are a couple 'Ruby and Captain Shammi' and we have 2 daughters Annie and Zinny. We are the initiators of this project and we ourselves love to travel. We have traveled to more than 200 cities in the last 10 years across the world to meet new people, try different cuisines and meditate.

    We have initiated this project with the primary goal to explore different ways of living our life with a strong focus on (ecological) sustainability, organic farming and being in a healthy environment. From these core focus areas, we are developing our project. To enable us to develop our project and work on our passion we are building this eco-home in pine valley with a spectacular view as accommodation and a small cafe/restaurant which we hope to open in May 2020.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our project is located at one of the most beautiful locations in the Pine Valley and is elevated 6000ft above the valley giving a spectacular view. This is small-town connected by village road of one mile to Dharampur Ralway station which is on a heritage railway line between Shimla and Kalka. There aren't many outsiders in this village apart from us. With a population of around 300 people, their mountain life and culture have been preserved and guarantees an authentic and meaningful experience.

    During your stay, you have the opportunity to learn many new skills in areas such as carpentry, gardening, landscaping, and there is plenty of room to develop and contribute your own creative ideas and maybe even bring them to life. We are always open to new ideas. You will have the opportunity to interact with local villagers and teach local children, contributing to their development and learn their world. You can also choose to learn Indian culinary skills, meditation, and yoga.

    Our experience is that people have loved spending time with us and enjoyed a nice balance between project work and fun activities such as trekking, paragliding, enjoying nature and meeting like-minded people.

  • Help

    Help

    Have an immersive cultural experience in a traditional mountain village at almost 6,000ft in the foothills of Himalayas and participate in one of our exciting project - building Eco-home for meditators, travelers, and nature lovers.
    
We are looking for 2-4 volunteers May2020 onwards to help us with

    1. Creating a peaceful meditation and Yoga hall in the pinewoods
    2. Designing a beautiful organic garden and landscaping
    3. Teaching village children any language or art or music in free time

    You will be provided with clean accommodation, food, bicycle, and nearby travel.

    If you're interested in the above opening, please write us a message including your relevant experience and the exact period you would be available. This is because we receive so many applications and it's hard for us to respond promptly to everyone when we don't receive clear applications. Thank you for your understanding :-)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, HIndi, Punjabi

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared accommodation: we currently have 4 big and bright newly constructed rooms with an eagles view over the valley along with 2 shared bathrooms and a kitchen. We generally don’t have more than 2-4 volunteers at a time and we provide individual mattresses, bed sheets, pillows and blankets for each person. You will be sharing the room with one of our team members and probably have loads of fun.

    # Local home made food
    We are passionate about good and healthy food. Although we aren’t vegetarians, for practical reasons we mainly eat vegetarian food. We have a dedicated person looking after the cooking and we serve 3 delicious meals a day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lot of culture and heritage near by. You can always spend time touring near by places.

  • 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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