Hi my name is Yasho. I run an Eco-resort in Palolem, South Goa. It is a coconut grove transformed into a tropical jungle over the last 25 years only 5 mins walk from Palolem and Patnem beach.
We believe in sustainablity, that humans and nature can live together harmoniously, creating as little waste as possible and helping mother earth survive these harsh times.
We compost all our kitchen waste, recycle whatever we can and we have a bio-gas unit.
We have 22 cabanas and a hostel all built from locally sourced organic material. A restaurant situated under swaying parachutes and the kitchen serves healthy organic vegan and vegetarian food and live music and jams once or twice a week and a Sunday Market. An ayurvedic center that provides massages and an Ayurvedic doctor for any ailments or injuries. There are hatha yoga classes and meditation every day. We have 3 spaces that are used for workshops, yoga, salsa etc.
Recently we have also been working with an international circus school that host circus retreats and shows between the months of Dec-Feb.
We require volunteers to be hard-working and clean. We are not providing a free holiday but a cultural exchange.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
Working with us could help one learn more about real-life application of sustainable living. One could learn about how we can create and sustain ourselves with minimum impact on nature and our environment. Apart from the above, one gets an opportunity to hone their skills, apply them, and come across like minded people from across all walks of life.
We are currently looking for volunteers with expertise in the following-
Gardeners and Permaculturists: With 2 acres of Jungle, there is plenty of maintainence to be done. We also have a small garden where we grow some herbs.
Artists and Painters: Especially after the monsoon, there is lots of painting to be done. We love to welcome artists who leave their mark with us. We have many many surfaces that need some art :)
Circus Volunteers: In Dec, Jan and Feb, there is a lot of work to be done in the circus space as we make the space ready for weekly shows and training every day.
Content and Marketing: If you like taking photos, you're good with social media or SEO, you are welcome.
All Rounders: We have many many general tasks to do around the hotel so all help is welcome.
We provide shared accommodation, bunk beds with a mosquito net with a common bathroom, along with 3 meals a day.
If you have any food allergies please let us know in advance.
South Goa is rich in nature; the quiet and calm environment along with many beautiful beaches around, gives a traveler much to explore and appreciate. Being close to the Western Ghats (Mountain Range) also makes it one of the most bio-diversive places in the world. There are many waterfalls, rivers and dams to visit, along with wildlife sanctuaries and cultural temples and churches . Apart from nature, travelers from across the country and the world visit Palolem, making it a place of diverse cultural values. One can also join the many varieties of workshops that are conducted in this part of South Goa.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The whole hotel has high speed internet. We also have an E-co working space.
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
5 hours for 5 days a week
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