We are a Montessori educational Centre that has started a Farm School for adolescents aged 12-16 years. We offer completely alternative and holistic education, that integrates Studies through the work on the farm. We know of the importance of practical experiential learning, and also the importance of work on the land.
The Students live, work and study together on the farm. Montessori's understanding is that students will gain not only knowledge but a "preparation for Adult Life".
We are one of the first Montessori Farm Schools in India, with a great vision to grow and expand.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
You will benefit from an engagement with us that lets you share your skills with our students and participate in their development and learning. This is a joyous and rewarding experience. You will also learn about traditional farming in India, which is vibrant involving everyone. You will also experience our rich Tamil (South Indian) Culture.
We are also located in Pondicherry, a French town, that receives many visitors every year for its architecture, beaches, and beautiful scenery. Auroville, an Internationally renowned self-sufficient community is also only a few kilometres from us, which attracts people from all around the world.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for support in developing our Farm, you would be very much welcomed if you have any experience in organic farming, permaculture, eco projects, or just gardening. We would also welcome any skills in building small constructions, woodwork, metalwork, and working with simple tools/machines. Further, any experience in arts or crafts would be welcome. We are also looking for some support in our student homestay (the students board at the farm, where we create a small community that supports the students' growth and development during their stay during the week). Even simple cultural exchanges will be received with great interest.
You will stay with us on our Farm in simple accommodation, but with all your needs met. The farm house will house a family who lives and works on the farm, and some of our students who board with us. Some of us will come every day from the city of Pondicherry (30mins drive away). When we are not at the farm, for example during the weekends, you can stay in our residences in Pondicherry where you will find all modern amenities.
You will be able to have time to go sightseeing and enjoy Pondicherry. You will also become part of our family here, and we will be happy to share with you all of our traditions and celebrations.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week