Help with eco-construction and other projects in a traditional mud-house homestay farm near Palampur , Himachal Pradesh, India

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    18/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are started a homestay/ farmstay near palampur , Himachal Pradesh in kandbari village , we have a 100 year property with 5 rooms and ample space for farming . Our future idea is to have a cafe wherein guest can pluck there own fresh vegetables from our farm for their meal. So we need volunteers for repairing n beautification for building , garden and our farm wherein volunteers from different part of the world helps us in making different type of cuisine and vice versa and helping us in the farm to have improved vegetables and in beautification of our property like art work , graffiti , etc.

  • 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

  • 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

    Experience local culture , meeting people from different part of the world.

    Kandbari is an interesting village with a number of beautiful walks among the pastures and the fields, a Himalayan stream (our regular haunt during summer afternoons) and treks to nearby mountain destinations. The quiet atmosphere and the clear air attracted us here. Though the village life is changing today with greater money inflow, it still has more desirables than otherwise. People are clearly hooked on to the market and the thoughtless products it throws at us but there is also an opportunity to promote alternatives that are healthful, sustainable and equitable.

  • Help

    Help

    We invite people to volunteer with us on one or more of the following possibilities :


    1. We are in the process of constructing Eco Huts and other projects like tree houses around our place. If you enjoy building things, you can always pitch in with your help and ideas.

    Another way you can help us is with managing social media content and guest bookings. If you like creating content in any respect, be it blogs or vlogs, photography or anything, we would love to host you. You can also help us with managing our online bookings.
    Volunteers can create art forms on the walls or anywhere around. They can be creative in whatever they like and however, they aspire.

    2.Food garden: Ideation/planning/laying out (based upon permaculture principles), initiating organic compost/pesticide making, planting vegetables/fruit trees/herbs etc., landscaping, plastic waste management.

    3. Low cost outdoor kitchen: Planning the kitchen layout, helping with the construction, building a low cost rocket-stove fired oven, fuel efficient wood stove, helping develop/fine-tune recipes, developing marketing plan.

    4. Food enterprise: Streamlining production, storage and sales operations, marketing strategy, discovering and adapting new recipes/products esp. for raising nutrition levels, outreach with farmers for sourcing tie-ups and initiating organic farming, attending local fairs for promoting our products.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: 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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation would involve shared room or shared dorm in our mud-bamboo house with a common bathroom. The room can easily accommodate upto 6 people, is airy, well lighted and has views of the nearby mountains and the valley. Food will involve simple meals with the us in our kitchen.We serve simple but nutritious meals 3 times a day, and you can always cook whatever you want as we have all the basic ingredients and utensils. We are trying our best to manage our plastic waste and would like volunteers to fully cooperate in this endeavour.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Average 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 678559491961