Setting up an organic farm and self sustainable lifestyle with my family in Rajnandgaon, India

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  • Description


    My Family and I are converting our farm into a food forest. Located in a small village in Chhattisghar. We want to successfully start organic food production and self sustainable lifestyle. My mom Dr.Susan is an accomplished speaker and medical & environmental activist. She specializes in studies of the human behavior and is known for her pioneering work in the field of HIV/AIDS. She later created environmental projects and started educating her listeners about reverse migration, waste management and healthy lifestyle.
    I am a singer/songwriter and audio engineer who has left the big city life to come live on my family farm for a healthier and happier lifestyle. I love to Jam on my guitar and sing so if you are a fellow musician then you are most welcome to jam along.

    Currently my super cool grandma (age 86), my mom (age 58) and I (age 32) are living on the farm along with another family of 5 who are also here to learn and about organic farming and contribute to a self sustainable lifestyle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You will get to see the actual India. Villages with old and strong mud houses that have been in the farmer's family for generations. Meeting Elder and elite farmers who are practicing large scale farming.

    Mentorship from Dr.Susan about Health as an indicator of Human Behavior towards their Environment. You can learn more about from her TedTalk on youtube.

  • Help


    Our work with the farm and projects are still in the initial phase and are looking for the following help:

    1. Daily farming activities includes irrigation, plantation and soil work.
    2. Feeding the cows and grazing
    3. Monitoring the water pump, filling water tanks.
    4. Help with the kitchen and harvesting food from the farm.
    5. We have teak wood, eucalyptus and bamboos. Any carpentry skills are most welcome. Need help with making simple structures and general maintenance and repairs.
    6. Masonry, smithing, electrical skills and Permaculture Designers are also most welcome. Our farm is an empty canvas and we could use all the help we can get to achieving a self sustainable lifestyle.

    1. Need help with marketing ideas to help promote local vendors and producers from ours and nearby villages
    2. Project planning and organizing.
    3. Crowd/event management. Sometimes schools and groups come to visit us and we could use help in organizing the venue and hosting.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Marathi: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love to learn about different cultures and would like any language you have to offer. I also have a keen interest in Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian.

  • Accommodation


    We have simple rooms and beds available with clean western toilet and bathroom. Clean bed sheets and blankets will be provided. We also have a common fridge and washing machine. Summers are quite harsh so we have coolers and fans but no air conditioner. We do not have WiFi. All India sim cards with 4G data services of Vodafone and Jio work best.

    3 meals per day, plus fruits from the garden depending on season and harvest. we also have beds and rooms for accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go boating and fishing in our pond, although i recommend you do only if you know how to swim. Nearby cities like Rajnandgaon and Dongarghar have a few scenic sights, hills, lakes and rivers.

  • 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

    Ample Parking space available. You are most welcome even if you have an RV.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 783787994799



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