Spend time in outskirts of Corbett Tiger Reserve, help us out with common tasks and explore the vicinity! Lansdowne, India

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi. We are currently starting with a renovation project of a camp site which is located in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Since, we are located almost near the premises of Corbett Tiger Reserve (North Gate) that has recently been opened, we are looking for travelers who can help us out in making the place more eco-friendly and adjusting in accordance to its natural surrounding.

    The camp is located near a seasonal river and we have our professional team members carrying out their usual administrative work and are super friendly. We are surrounded by a Guava orchard and have a massive Himalayan Mastiff spreading happiness all over. Since, its a camp site, we have guests coming over weekends, public holidays and otherwise. We are expecting people who have a working knowledge of English and Hindi and are super creative with tasks given to them. Since, it is a renovation project, we expect people to help us out cost-effective, innovative ideas in terms of the work which can be implemented. The ideas ( be it regarding waste management, decoration, energy consumption, construction. etc) needs to have a natural aspect.

    About the team: The average age within our team is around 24 years with the eldest member being 32 and youngest member being 2 years old ( Our doggo, of course). During day time, we work as professionals catering to our guests and at night relax just like any other person of our age group.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our setup primarily aims at providing and promoting cultural exposure to urban Indian travelers who haven't visited the Himalayan countryside. Since, we are situated on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, we take our guests to exposure visits to nearby villages to let them know more about how life of people living in the mountains really is. Since, we are also promoting our local Garhwali and Kumaoni culture via food, we are ready to share our Himalayan recipes and spices with you. Feel free to join us at nature hikes and village tours which are conducted whenever we have visitors at our camp site.

  • Help

    Help

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    Note: Those into construction work, landscaping and interior decoration will be given priority this season!
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    The kind of work you will be expected (but not limited) to do are:

    a) Working at our kitchen garden ( ploughing, removal of weeds, watering and general maintenance).
    b) Management activities like helping us with guests at the reception desk and our staff in the kitchen area.
    c) Helping us with Social Media content.
    d) Helping in other construction work going on at the campsite.
    e) Bringing our Doggo back from Jungle in case he runs away (Very Important).

    Note: The above-mentioned work might vary depending on the requirement).

    As mentioned, people having a deep interest in nature, dogs, art, waste management and who can help us out in recycling old and unused products are highly preferred. Even if you don't fall under these categories, let us know how you can be helpful and we will be happy enough to host you!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Hindi

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Since, its a riverside camp, we have tents pitched all over the orchard. We provide mattress and blankets along with the same. There is no permanent structure except for our reception.

    We provide 3 meals a day free of cost. More a workawayer participates in our tasks, we assure that food and lodging will not be an issue :)

    Wifi will be provided free of cost.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since, we are in the outskirts of Corbett Tiger Reserve, we expect our workawayers to not roam outside our camp premises after dark as it can be fatal. This, also, give you an opportunity to experience wildlife on a daily basis.

    Things which are common at our campsite and you can get to experience easily are:
    a) Tiger roars.
    b) Spotting Musk deer.
    c) Himalayan migratory birds.
    d) Star Gazing.
    e) Elephants if you are traveling in nearby regions.

    Workawayers can visit Corbett Tiger Reserve during their off-days as some new gates have recently been opened and are very close to our campsite. We are some 20 kms away from Lansdowne, a quaint hill station of Uttarakhand and home to Garhwal Rifles which is home to an army museum, Churches and old colonial houses. We can also help our workawayers with one- day hikes to nearby places where they can have a full view of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas on a clear day.

    Those interested in bird-watching, our camp is a best way to relax and spot some beautiful Himalayan birds. One can hike few kms up and can follow the forest trails to get a different experience altogether. :)

    Since, we are surrounded with forests, the telecom connection is a bit poor, however, we have a good internet connection which saves the struggle.

    A helping and understanding nature is what we seek.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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













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