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Seeking volunteers for small DIY tasks in Palampur, India

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  • Last activity: 19 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our location is in a secluded village within the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It takes approximately six hours by road to reach us from Dharamshala. The village is also roughly a five-hour drive from Kangra's Gaggal airport and the Pathankot Railway station. Chamba serves as the closest town. Two long-route buses operate up to our village. Our family consists of three members, including my parents. This serves as our summer residence, which we run as a homestay/BnB to promote tourism in our ancestral village. Additionally, we are experimenting with new agricultural and horticultural practices. There are a few other projects in the pipeline that may come to fruition this year, keeping us occupied.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our village, Kunra, is home to the Gaddi tribe and nomadic Gujars. It stands as one of the oldest villages in both the Chamba district and the Indian subcontinent. The Shivashakti temple here, dating back to the 7th century AD, has been recognized as a protected monument by the National Archaeological Survey of India. Students from various disciplines, including Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geology, frequently visit this area for research purposes.

    According to local belief, the Pandavas from the famous epic Mahabharata resided in this village during their exile, giving it the name Kuntapuri, derived from their mother Kunti. For an unparalleled cultural exchange and an experience steeped in ancient heritage, this location offers a unique atmosphere distinct from the contemporary culture of the plains.

  • Help

    Help

    Seeking Volunteers with Carpentry and Furniture Building Expertise
    We are seeking volunteers who possess strong carpentry skills, particularly expertise in building and repairing furniture. Individuals with the ability to create beautiful, durable furniture pieces through mastery of essential carpentry techniques are encouraged to apply.
    Key requirements for this volunteer role include:
    Carpentry and Furniture Building Skills
    Proficiency in using a variety of woodworking tools such as saws, chisels, screwdrivers, and measuring devices
    Knowledge of fundamental joinery techniques like dovetail, mortise and tenon, and butt joints
    Experience in finishing furniture through sanding, staining, and sealing
    Ability to diagnose and repair common furniture issues like loose joints, scratches, and wobbly components

    Passion for Sustainable Tourism
    Interest in applying carpentry skills to support the development of sustainable tourism initiatives
    Willingness to engage in manual labor and contribute innovative ideas to promote responsible travel.
    Enthusiasm for hospitality and guest help, including hosting visitors and providing memorable experiences

    If you possess the required carpentry expertise and a commitment to sustainable tourism, we warmly welcome your application to join our volunteer program. Your skills in building and repairing high-quality furniture will be invaluable in enhancing the visitor experience and promoting environmentally-conscious travel.
    We look forward to hearing from passionate individuals who can help us achieve our goals of responsible, community-driven tourism.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Looking forward to learn a language and sharing mine.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared for workawayers.Shared Bunk beds room and a bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Given the location of this settlement amidst the Himalayas, numerous treks to high-altitude lakes are possible. We provide a limited set of weight training equipment. Cabs can be arranged in advance to align with your travel plans.

  • 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

    Internet connectivity through hotspots and dongles work well though yielding 5-6mbps.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 818611321329

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