I am Sawai Dan from a small village in the desert Thar of Rajasthan.
I have been working in tourism industry for the last 13 years. I'm currently running a desert safari company and work with two partners on an ECO-Guesthouse project.
The project is about creating an environment friendly place which will be able to give guest a basic, calm and desert life experience. We are going to charge tourist on donation base. We are trying to give employment in the area and most importantly it is going to be a funding resource for a school at Balewa village.30% of our profit is going to support the school. We also have plans of building a second school in the village of Lakhmana.
As i didn't have access to education as a child, I understand the importance of it.
You can get some more information about the school we supporting by visiting the link below:
We are looking forward to receive you application,
Greetings from Jaisalmer.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
They will live with us and experience daily life of desert people and as well villagers live in town it self
As a volunteer in the eco-village you will have the chance to live in the middle of the desert ,1km far from the village Lakhmana and 50km from Jaisalmer.
We need mainly skilled workers, so please write us of your skills and experience in your field. You can help us with building, decorating, painting and whatever is needed to make the place ready for guests. You will be able to create your own project as long as it is going to help the place. We want to provide the Guest with a unique experience, so we are looking for people to put them self and their love into the project.
The nearby village has a small shop for your basic needs,though of course we offer you food 3 times per day as well as chai. The food is local,simple and vegetarian as we are eating.
As we are also running a guesthouse and a desert safari company based in Jaisalmer, you might some time have the chance to accompany us on one of our camel safaris. Those times you will be staying in the guest house inside the fort in Jaisalmer. We need some skilled people to help us create and update the webpage of the Guesthouse.
Our school project is a registered charity and if anyone would like to donate some money to the project it would be very much welcomed also, but if you are volunteering it is not necessary unless you can afford to.
Accommodation depends on where you are working.
In the eco-village we offer 5 bed sharing dormitory style accomodation/shared toilet, but when we have a cottage left empty you will be have the chance to stay in one of those.
On our guest house we provide room,if needed shared between 3 persons.
You will have veg food and water provided as we eat at our house. You will be treated like family members and you will eat the same as the staff.
Volunteers when they are staying with families and in villages please respect the culture and tradition there and dress modestly. When you respect the culture you will get double respect back!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two