The project originated within an international group of friends linked by a common passion for travelling. The intention is to create and co-develop a sustainable space providing free/ affordable accommodation.
Goa is a shared home with multiple ways to get involved, live & work together. Since its establishment, it has hosted more that 1,000 travelers from around the world. A multicultural platform to connect, share, teach, develop and enjoy each other.
The project is volunteer based from its genesis ; our Home is filled with individual and collective efforts offered to the community by volunteers and travelers.
To hold the team all together we prefer strong roots to a rigid frame, here are the directing principles of life in community, as we understand it :
The project and the vision it manifests being our reason to be there
Thinking, speaking, doing with pure & good intentions
Taking responsibilities and working within the imparted time
Always respecting who and what is around you
Representing our Home and the principles during the whole volunteering period
Cooking / shopping
Any volunteer coming to stay with us shoud expect a happy experience, discovery of a wonderful multi-culture and the global sharing spirit that exists here.
Contact with the local population is an important aspect of our approach and volunteers will be in contact with Goan population as well as international house-mates in their daily activities.
Here we have detailed the available missions from 01 October 2018 to 30 June 2019.
- Gardening -
Perfect if you have : Gardening skills, patience, permaculture enthusiasm.
We have garden spaces of different size and shape all around the place, growing various herbs, flower plants, vegetables, fruit trees... The mission is to help us design, plant and take care of the garden according to permaculture principles. Implementing an efficient compost cycle, optimizing watering systems and developping our aquaponics set up are also part of the agenda for the months to come.
- Animal Care -
Perfect if you have : Experience with animals, a playful mind, unconditional love.
Prepare food and and serve two meals per day to the animals living with us, provide medical care and bring them to the vet when needed.
- Art Project -
Perfect if you have : Designing and artistic skills, ability to see and restore harmony, taste for reusing materials.
The mission is about reflecting beauty inside out : embellish the different areas of the property with various means, painting, installations, hanging ornament… Give life to the walls, fences and trees all around the property.
- Yoga/ Meditation/ Healing Workshops -
Perfect if you have : an empowering practice as a passion you would like to share daily.
To balance the physical and spiritual accommodation in the community. The idea is to organise daily/regular practices to share your passion.
English, French, Hindi
Volunteers are accomodated in a dormitory.
Beddings and towel are provided.
Two meals will be provided every day.
Goa's location allows various activities the volunteers can enjoy after their duty (scooter rental is very much advised for full discovery)!
As a former Portuguese trading spot, Goa has a very particular architecture with it's numerous churches and colorful houses you can see everywhere.
Beaches are non ending and full of lovely shaks, serving food and refreshments, playing music at anytime of the day. Swimming and other water activities are possible from October to June.
Nature around is simply astonishing and one can explore the jungle and it's surprises from Arambol and by foot.
Goa has another particularity : the amazing party scene, with music gathering every evening from the drum circles from sundown to trance parties till morning!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25hrs)