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Help create a self growing organic farm and eco construction methods and enjoy Indian lifestyle in Maharashtra, India

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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,

    Who am I?
    My name is Tushar, I am 38 years old and I am originally from India. After two years of experiential learning / studying Eco-architecture I started my own project on my family land. I also have experience with snake catching and when snakes are found I go to catch them and after release her or him in the close by jungle..

    What is my project?
    My current project is to create a self growing organic farm using local & natural materials like stone, bamboo, mud, grass and many more obtained in the wild....
    I have divided my land into two parts -
    One being the residential zone where you can reside, chill, make music, hold discussions and sleep your hearts out in the eco-friendly huts. The newly constructed house being a traditional Adiwasi hut is the community space....

    Second being the earth friendly organic farm which has different veggies, fruits and pulses all through the according to the season....

    Where is it?
    My land is located in a deep internal village Uddhar that falls between Mumbai and Pune. It is a small village where you can literally see clear skies in the day and spot constellations at night. Its a good spot for birdwatchers. The areas vegetation is open scrubland and there is a nice flourishing river next to my farm. A semi wild cowherd passes by everyday and wild Indian animals can be spotted. People who struggle to find peace in their city life can make this their Dojo/Ashram for meditation. My village is quite a cultural place with the rich village culture still intact. I would also request the volunteers to share their cultures and way of living or even leave a momento of their culture in my heterogeneous land!

    What volunteering?
    Now comes the request, as organic farming is a slow-yield process, it would be really helpful if the volunteer can help me with the basic amenities provided in the farm to keep the earth friendly place alive for the next person who visits....
    Volunteers can help me with the organic farming or the earth friendly constructions happening at my place. This place is always open for new, creative and innovative methods and ideas of farming and building......

    What time?
    Volunteers can work about 5 hours a day for 5 days in a week. Specific timings can be decided personally.

    Precaution!
    If you have any allergy to any kind of food or water, please let me know in advance, so that we can organize nutritious, organic food yet nonallergic food specially for you.

    Some RULES to follow!
    The best would be to avoid generating any inorganic waste but I would request everyone to keep their plastic and inorganic wastes with them and dump it somewhere out..
    Also, excessive noise after a certain time at night would disturb the villagers who have a sleep early and wake early routine. If you are still awake after sunset don't walk without torch! For there are some creepers and crawlers you don't want to step on.


    What we have on the farm?

    1) Basic comfortable accomodation no luxury at all.

    2) No electricity on the farm we have solar lights and one fan. (My parents house is very close from farm so we can charge your mobile, laptop, camera in my parents house. It's two kilometres away from farm.)

    3) We have 3 rooms, 2 toilets, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen(with all cooking material) 1 dining hall.

    4) We have beds, mattress, chaddar, pillow, mosquito net.

    5) We have chicken, cats, dogs

    6) We have River close from farm.

    What is daily routine?
    Will wake up around 7/8 am, having breakfast, and tea. Normal farm work. Cleaning area and cooking for lunch. Having rest and again farm work, taking care of chicken. Sometimes we have guests so we have to do extra work on Saturday, Sunday.

    What will be your benefits?
    I will manage all your stay here including your food. You will enjoy the nature, learn from me about farming and construction, share your valuable knowledge with me and lots of spiritual discussion, and beautiful days and nights.

    Renovate my farm I need help in that. I need architect, sustainable, and creative ideas. Fencing, making signs, cob wall and plastering with cow dung, content writing.


    Ps.- Basic comfortable accomodation no luxury at all.




    Thank You..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    They can learn Indian village lifestyle, Organic Farming and eco construction method..

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers can help me with the organic farming or sometimes the earth friendly constructions happening at my place. This place is always open for new, creative and innovative methods and ideas of farming and building...

    Volunteers can help out about 5 hours a day for 5 days in a week. Specific timings can be decided personally.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Marathi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Basic accomodation no luxury at all.

    How about experiencing few days unplugged from gadgets? You can definitely experience it here as there is no electricity connection at my farm. There is a river next to the farm where you can wash as well.

    We Will have toilets and bathrooms on the farm also I have constructed newly kitchen so we can cook on the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Waterfall, hot spring water and mountain.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Mobile network Jio and Airtel.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have a lots of area for parking

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes I don't have any problems. Just they have to take care of there pets. I have two dogs and two cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 574351847422

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