Organic plantation with a variety of crops in Coorg, India



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    This is an organic plantation in Coorg 10 km from Madikeri towards South on the Virajpet road. I moved back about 4 years ago from an art and design background. The creative work was nice but the city got to me and I always wanted to come back to the place I grew up in as a child. It was a paradise I wanted to get Back to Since I was a kid. I Started working organic methods 3 years ago and things are slowly working out. Apart from the main coffee and pepper, I've started cardamom, vanilla, cocoa, avocados, bananas and some other spices and fruits in a smaller scale. If I'm not able to market my fruits I try and value add by Sun drying, jams etc.
    I have a little work shop set up as well where I make things for the farm, some art and some experimental musical instruments as a hobby and to keep occupied in a country side.
    There is enough work for helping hands

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will get to work with the locals and interact with them and their life styles. Learn about the western ghats, it's crops and cycles and wild life and learn To live a quieter life away from the city.

  • Help


    Volunteers can help with the plantation along with a few people working here.
    Help needed in the fields include planting, pruning, composting, harvesting .
    at the workshop making things for the farm, innovating projects, eco building,
    value adding fruits , packaging / marketing.
    occasional art projects depending on how busy it is here.
    Anyone with cheese making , wine making, jam skills are most welcome.
    handling machines, weed wacking with a machine,
    volunteers are required to cook their own dinners.
    There is definitely hard physical work involved, so if your not prepared to do physical work then this is not a place for you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Kannada: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Cottage with a loft for extra beds, a kitchen , bathroom and a veranda, tent option also available

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If they can play music, read , need some quiet time on their own, then this is a good place to be.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 722173283699