Help us out with chores and explore the vicinity in Lansdowne, India

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  2020 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi. We are renovating our campsite located in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Since, we are located near the premises of Corbett Tiger Reserve (North Gate), we are looking for travellers 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 2 young Himalayan Mastiffs 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 tasks 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 members being 2 years old ( Our good boi doggos, 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    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 painting, landscaping and construction help are our priority this season!
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    The kind of tasks you will be expected (but not limited) to do are:

    a) Help 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 projects going on at the campsite.
    e) Bringing our Good Bois back from Jungle in case he runs away (Very Important).

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

    As mentioned, people having a deep interest in painting, 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

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • 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.

    Due to Covid 19, we request our workawayers to prepare their own meals and take care of the cooking expenses. We will provide you with a kitchen space.

    Wifi will be provided free of cost.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    COVID NOTICE: It is mandatory for travellers to share their travel history and mode of travel to the Camp site to avoid chances of Covid infection.

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    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 travelling 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 km 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 a few km up and can follow the forest trails to get a different experience altogether. :)

    Since, we are surrounded by 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    If you have special internet speed requirements, please check beforehand with us. Since we are located amidst forests, telecom connection and internet speed might fluctuate with change in weather. However, if we are able to respond to you on time, means the net speed is doing good!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have adequate parking space near the roadside.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    Dogs/ Cats/ Birds. If you are travelling with them, our bois will be happy to meet them. :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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