Volunteer and experience real Indian farm life near Allahabad, India

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  • Description

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    *VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT MY FARM IS IN ALLAHABAD WHICH IS CLOSE TO VARANASI. IT IS NOT IN MUMBAI, I LIVE IN MUMBAI BUT FARM IS IN ALLAHABD, SOME PEOPLE HAVE GOT CONFUSED*
    Hey folks, I am Sunil. I have done my MBA in UK and lived there for 3 years, i came back to India in 2012 and have started a small firm over here. I am an active member of CouchSurfing and that is how i learnt about this website. I travel a lot and spend most of my time in Mumbai, where i live, but i travel to my picturesque native place 3-4 times a year.
    My farm is located in a very quiet village of India. The closest city is Allahabad(Where the Kumbh Mela takes place). The farm is spread across 15 acres, and there are always some people working over there. I have traveled-13 countries so far, and lot within india, but this is the place which gives me most peace(i would even challenge you to find a more beautiful working farm in India).We have 4 cows and 9 Buffaloes and various different pets(parrorts, rabbit and different dogs) living in the farm. So you could work with animals too, if that is what you'd like.
    You can even have your own small part of the land and cultivate your own small farm but please make sure whatever you produce helps the overall production. This is where you would experience real rural India.

    The place is in very remote but very friendly location. Not a lot of people speak English over here, but so far i have hosted 9-10 people in this location and they were able to make their way by basic communication skills.
    If the remote location is not a problem for you, you would like to live and work here

    My cousins also have bug schools in Varanasi and Lucknow, where u can work with children and do any other work that suits you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    You can make your choices and develop your own personal routine for working in field, with animals, or helping with chores of the house. We have 2 permanent farm hands and depending on season 10-20 temporary laborers working in the field or you can work at my cousins school

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a very comfortable house according to the village standards. The house has 20 rooms. You personal room would have an Air conditioner, a fan a king size bed, two couch, wardrobe to store your belongings and a study table. However, please note that being in the rural area, electricity is quite scarce and is never available for more than 12-14 hours a day. We do have our own back up generators for emergency use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My village is located an hours drive from one of the most religious places of India i.e. Allahabad. Apart from that the closest city of tourist importance would be Varanasi (around 2 hours train ride). Apart from being in nature there is no other sightseeing in immediate vicinity. However, people tell me the biggest attraction is the location of my house itself, we have our own private pond near our farm which you can use for fishing too.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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One of the House Pet, Don.
Me taking open air showers, in traditional way :P
Peacocks are daily sight near our village
Me Biking though the lonely roads of my native place
The house, where we and you will live
Southern Farmland with our small mango Plantation
The view from Front yard and our private temple in front

Host ref number: 799871332353