Organic Permaculture Project in Thar Desert

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  • Description

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    Namaste, I am Khamish, and I was born in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, north of India, where I run an organic permaculture project. I started this ambitious project in March 2016 on my family’s land, and since then, with the help of volunteers, I’ve been taking small steps towards achieving my dream.

    I attended a permaculture design course in Jordan and Tanzania, and I’m working to spread that knowledge in my local community.

    We are making permaculture education for farmers and children, where they can learn about practical organic farming with natural resources. The heart of our project is a beautiful tree house that provides a great panoramic view of the area, as well as plenty of shade for other plants to grow and for people to hang out.

    The work of volunteers is expected during weekdays, while staying on site. We work when it is not too hot in the early morning and late afternoon. Then after sunset we eat and share conversation, food and music if you want to.

    We provide 3 healthy organic meals a day, fruits, mineral water and masala chai or mint tea. If you want to cook for yourself it’s also possible. To cover the costs of food we need to ask a fee of Rs per day ( 150Rs )

    Volunteers can sleep on the tree house rooftop under the stars (plenty of blankets provided) or in a room in our house, where there’s a double bed and a fan.

    We speak Hindi and English. Children are most welcome with their parents or guardians. We are generally vegetarians and we are not moralizing about alcohol but prefer to abstain ourselves.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Permaculture design. recycle waste making warmi compost. Organic farming eco friendly design. Culture, art ,Hindi, cooking classes, Henna paintings, many more

  • Help

    Help

    - organic farming
    - planting trees
    - helping with wormi compost at the farm
    - rain harvest water design
    - learning wild organic plants and seeds
    Recycle waste making composed . Permaculture design. Eco friendly house. Helthy permaculture farm not using pesticides. We believe Only natural resources

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Hindi, English,`

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers can sleep on the tree house rooftop under the stars (plenty of blankets provided) or in a room in our house, where there’s a double bed and a fan.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We’re located in Neembasar, 110km outside the beautiful historic town of Jaisalmer and 45km from Barmer. To reach our farm, take any bus running between Jaiselmer and Barmer and get off at Shiv. From Shiv, take a local rickshaw (around 200rps).

    During your free time you can walk around families, learn embroidery art, cooking food like chapati and chai, play with the children or just relax in the shade. If you want teaching children English and maths (here live about 30 children from 0 to 16 years, as school is faraway some children do not go to school).

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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    This host charges a fee

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    150 Rupees per day for food
Khamish with Tree house Neembasar sheo
Organic permaculture project in middle of Thar desert
We're educating the public about the importance of recycling
Inviting birds and bees to drink water
The three house - the heart of our project
Volunteer working together with local kids to clean up the area
Volunteers enjoying the beautiful view from tree house rooftop.
With the help of volunteers, we want our farm to look like this in the future









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