Live, help, create a unique hostel experience in Goa, India

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome people !!!!

    What are we doing here ?

    We have been visiting goa for a long time, but the last few years made us make a choice to move here,
    I personally loved hosting a lot of people as i am very curious about different cultures and traditions and lifestyles. This curiosity made me and similarly my team travel a bit, more we met people the idea got stronger and we curated the idea “ a Space where essence of hosting and cultural exchange is the key ingredient, with sharing and learning along the journey.” The hostel was born.

    Location : its located in ARAMBOL village of north goa, india.
    Our space is 200 metres from the beach which gives us an opportunity to do all this at a perfect costal space, Arambol has a very unique types of traveller,
    Mainly the old Hippie traveller, now turned this village into hosting digital nomads, aspiring yoga and health lovers, unlimited Musicians and live concerts, and countless workshop for all type of traveller and interest. Which makes it the best coral of travellers where sync of art and culture is mindblowing. .

    That was lsat year , we set foot and we learned to stand, this season we wish to walk,
    this years volunteer program would consist a lot for creativity and management,
    this years primary focus will be to host and organise as many workshops in field of art, music and skill development,

    more details are provided below.

    lets first meet the team


    Team of hostel

    Its a collective of likeminded, stupid, little crazy, adventurous, loving, caring young people, or we can say a family by choice.

    Here you will meet (Core Team)

    1 : Shariq

    Sufi is the head of digital marketing, Social awareness, Concept and talented percussionist ……. Well he curated this idea in simple words.
    He is co-founder of a handcrafted bags brand and moved to goa to live a more meaningful life. Brain behind the hostel. Very Friendly and stimulated with intellectual talk on any topic. Family wouldn't be possible with this dynamics of SUFI. a dreamer who brings dream to reality, nothing is too small or big and that’s what make him the an avid learner and amazing leader.


    2: Somendra
    Aka, SOM-SA
    26, Udaipur, Rajasthan India
    Project Manager (Goa)
    Once can see the diversity in the talent of SOM just by the titles he holds.
    Friend for a long time and now a essential member of the team. Talented writer that makes people start to think, and efficient manager when out in field, this diversity helps him to handle different department of the hostel. Great team member and reflection of a superb leader.
    He will be heading the project in Goa this year and would lead your way and will be first to meet when you reach there.


    3: Ramesh
    A. K. A OOOOOO RaMMMESSHHHHHHHHHH
    26, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
    Head of Housekeeping, Estate Manager,
    Core team chef and most amazing soul on planet.
    He was working in office next to ours 4 years ago, He takes care of all the people who take care of the Space. Most amazing soul, pure at heart, comes from a village and you can see the culture of Rajasthan hospitality embedded in him. Calm as cow and hardworking as a bull. Pleasure to have this human in our team. Be easy on him at first, he is learning English and you can help him learn fast.

    4: Parth
    27, Delhi, India
    Host, Social Media Manager, Event & promotions
    At peace, first words that you will feel when you meet Parth. His love for music and Super Social skills ready to share and spend time to walk you through your questions around. Sometimes you will see parth lost in his deep meditation and sometimes writing his thoughts. He will be the one making your stay comfortable. Keeping the energy at place always smiling.



    We are making a Eco-friendly Art hostel to provide the real Indian Cultural exchange and the Project consist of a place with 480 Dorm beds, 2 private apartments, cafe space, kitchen, Bar, Art space, Kitchen garde . a library, 7000 Sq. Ft Garden with 300 plants & vines and 25 trees , ,yoga studio,Events & Music stage and Jamming space, nature tours, and a social awareness team and more as we go along.

    We felt the need of this as when we travelled we realized that people have immense respect for india and culture but when they are here to see it the fall in traps of scammers and mean businessman. And this struggle of a travellers drifts them away from the real culture we hold for hosting and food and sharing and living together, we want t create a safe space for people so that they can learn, talk understand, behave and live in our real indian ambience away from money-oriented business.
    Here we aim to reach a sustainable business which runs on the prosperity of a group effort. We plan to grow our own food, organic if possible, the art space will have tools necessary to enhance your creativity and create art together while learning and teaching each other. We would call it a community but this is just a phase one. We also wish to make this into a documentary and share with all others that it is possible to quit all the stress full city and life a healthy stress free calm life with people you love if worked properly.

    We request for Support of like minded people to make this project a reality and safe space for all travellers from all walks of life, We are looking for Builders, Gardeners, painters, creative souls whoever wish to add more, electrician, plumber, geeks with social bug, adventurers to create this experience and have a experience while creating it, Feel free to drop a question if you are interested in any kind .........

    We await your touch in this experience :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The living experience in a indian village and dealing with the local with be a regular task, as it's a place for multicultural fellow travellers its will a exchange pool for a lots of aspects from language to cooking to sharing workspace. Our core reason why we have started this project is the same to meet and have a global community and still keeping the roots intact of our indian heritage and culture of hosting with all heart.
    Cooking, learning hindi, important gestures and many things that can come handy and if you are interested to learn we are all about sharing it experiences and knowledge.
    Moreover around arambol there are many beaches and villages where a lot of walk tours and cycle tours will be arranged also time to time,
    Nature lovers wont be disappointed at all, the famous sweet lake is a just kilometer walk and evening flea markets and drum circle of Amabol is quite popular for the arambol visitors which is just 10 minutes walk on beach. Arambols uniqueness is the flock of travelling musicians that come here for entire holiday season, and we love them, and our events too. For music enthusiast is a heaven.
    Feel free to ask more about space if any questions.

    skills that can be learned in this
    > Indian Cooking
    > languages
    > Yoga sessions
    > Music practice and learning
    > Natural construction
    > Gardening skills
    > artistic Skills (painting, Crafting, Clay Modelling, Pottery etc.
    > business management
    > entrepreneurship
    > workshops ( handicraft , pottery, cooking ... please write to us for more details on these.

  • Help

    Help

    Our hostel was created with idea as workaway-promote cultural exchange and learning. Here one will learn working very closely with indian culture as we are based in a very small village. untouched with tourism for 6 months of year and 6 months with a flood of travellers. a place where multiple culture cross path at same time, the exposure to india and indians in a village will help to understand from basic of "Why Cows are on street to why we shake the heads and also at same time work in an organisation. We started a hostel where cultural exchange is the whole idea. We wish to make a eco-friendly and sustainable space, from kitchen to construction materials used will be very natural and we intend to use no or minimal plastic. it’s a place for artist, musicians and all creators to come and combine the human unity of love and sharing. We had this project for years and we started as we wanted to meet unlimited amazing souls and what better than a hostel in hippy village in heart warming nature north Goa.

    skills that can be learned and exchanged in this experience
    > construction & building
    > Indian Cooking
    > languages
    > Yoga sessions
    > Natural construction
    > Gardening skills
    > artistic Skills (painting, Crafting, Clay Modelling, Pottery ets.
    > business management
    > entrepreneurship
    > workshops ( handicraft , pottery, cooking ... please write to us for more details on these.

    What are we looking for ?

    When i travelled to first hostel, i wanted to create one myself, and am sure many of us want to do it, we have tried and need your help to make this collective dream come true.
    What you can contribute cant be summarised in words as your experiences and presence itself with be a great boost for all people around. But if you got talents and skills

    These skill are appreciated.

    1: Gardners and farmers :
    We want to create a small botanical garden with few hundred plants as part of the big garden space for cafe, and we are already around 300 plants and growing more constantly. And another space will be for the kitchen garden for herbs to be used in our kitchen. So more people crazy for plants and green please write to us now.

    2: Carpenter, Builders, welders :
    This big space is all with the idea to be made and created in-house as much as we can.
    Your knowledge, contribution and teaching can be a game changer for all of us.

    3: House-keeping :
    Cleanliness is our top priority and people to help us work on this big space to keep it clean, hygienic, and approachable. This task will include daily hostel management space and the garden cafe aswell.

    4: Geeks :
    We love the blend of technology with keeping nature in mind and we plan to be paperless as soon as possible and more brains on tech will help us reach there fast.
    The jobs will also include social media management, content writing, branding strategy and the presence of ours over the web. “Photoshop and aftereffects” or similar software skills will be of immense help for the documentary part of the project.

    5: Photographers & videographer , storytellers, blogger:
    We adore creativity, we would like to share as much as possible with the fellow beings around globe and this can be done with a effect team to manage all the events and happening at the space.

    6: Painters, sculptors, designers, creators:
    We have a special space for art and as much tools as we can provide. Let your creativity out on our endless canava. The hostel is all its walls reflect ,and our shall be creatively interesting one. Tell your stories on our canvas and live this dream with us.

    7: Reception desk :
    We are looking for a energy punch welcome at the hostel for the people and if you think you are good with people and understanding their need, we would love to hear from you.


    8: Language skills :
    As goa a is a big junction for travellers from all parts of world language skills will be handy,
    We have a small initiative to teach hindi to the interested travellers ad if you wish to teach language as well as help us communicate with people at times we would love to have you on team,

    9: Events & promotion :
    We plan host few events and workshops we have a dedicated area to focus on. Your event management experience can assist us. We would be promoting many artist also through workshops and we aim to make our voice heard. So all speaker and hosts are welcome.

    10: Yoga teachers & assistant
    We have a yoga space where various teachers can practice and teach yoga,
    If you feel you would like to work in this please write to us

    if you don't fall in any field, but still like to have this experience with us
    Please feel free to write to us. We are always happy to hear more.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Hindi, English, Italian,bengali,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will be providing the Bunk beds in the dorm space from the hostel till October, and later if the space at hostel is full we will will have a private accommodation as well.
    If you wish to visit the beach as mentioned the hostel is just 200 mts from beach, so no time and money will be wasted on the same.
    Very well connected network of roads and public transport help to see rest of goa easily on your time off.

    please message us for more details depending on your time of arrival.
    we prepare the team Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily except . other options are own Cafe and countless restaurant in walking distance if you wish to eat out.

    please write in detail your question and we will draft a custom reply to your needs.
    no question unanswered.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Goa need no description for the things people can do around but to start with activities on arambol
    flea market,
    street market
    live concerts at multiple location
    carnival of armabol
    sweet lake walk
    paragliding
    kitesurfing
    surfing retals
    beach & sunbeds
    Workshops from yoga, meditation, massage and tantra.
    Evening beach parties with different themed music, famous funky nights at coco-loco beach shack
    close by beach include
    Keri : 8 km
    morjim :6km
    anjuna : 20 km

    local transport available at 300 meter bus stop
    ATM :300 metes
    mapusa city is 17 km

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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





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