Help us grow a forest in a small village in Kerala India



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    In a small village (Parudur, Palakkad District) in Kerala, in south of India, Namrata and Sunoj is trying to build a forest. Namrata is an anthropologist/archaeologist and Sunoj is an Artist. Surrounded by rice paddy fields, our land is like an island, whereby one sees the magical transformation of colours changing in the paddy fields and the trees. Our dream is to build a medicinal and a food forest. Along with the forest we are trying to develop a cultural space where the relationship with the landscape is the merging point for all kinds of dialogues, conversations, projects, research and so on.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care

  • 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 and working in a natural farm with animals and helping build a forest is once in a lifetime experience. This experience can be life changing, like the way it has been for us. It makes a human think, see, hear and know beyond the human. The experience is an exposure beyond expectation - of knowing the diverse realities of existence, histories, polities, cultures, food, forest and farming. It shifts one's structured perspectives to a more fluid understanding of the self and life.

  • Help


    We are specifically looking for guests who are committed/passionate and skilled in craftsmanship in the following - bamboo, carpentry, wood, construction, pottery, weaving, botanical drawing skills etc. We are willing to learn from our guests with their skills and share our experience and knowledge.

  • Languages spoken

    Assamese: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Malayalam: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be on a shared basis in our breezy artist studio space. There is an attached bathroom and a basic set up for tea. Food will be cooked by us - traditional Kerala and Assamese cuisine of India in firewood.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Parudur is a small village which does not have any touristic population visiting. Volunteers can choose to travel to bigger cities like Kochi or Trivandrum or visit Munnar (known for its beautiful tea gardens) or Kumarakom (to experience living in a house boat) and many other beautiful touristic places in their off time.

  • 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

Host ref number: 513882837942