Learn about organic farming, sustainable construction, help build a mud house, develop a food forest in Malsain, India

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    04/08/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I am living in a village in uttarakhand. I wish to introduce and develop a model for sustainable living in and around my village. My dream is to live in harmony with nature with a minimalist and healthy lifestyle. At this initial stage my focus is on promoting earthen buildings and natural farming in the region. With this I would like to work on small-scale innovations, utilizing renewable sources of energy and help local entrepreneurs to go green.

    This initiative is banking on community driven sensibility. I want to connect with more like-minded people and work together to full-fill our goal. We welcome your involvement, whatever your interests and skills may be.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can learn about natural, organic farming and eco-friendly, sustainable construction. They will get an immersive experience of the local food and culture of this region.

  • Help

    Help

    I have moved to a village Malsain very recently. My initial focus is on setting up basic infrastructure and simultaneously work on fallow farms. Since the project is in its infancy stage at the moment, we expect volunteers to bring their ideas and experience to help us this project together. Right now we are constructing a mud house for our volunteers and developing a food forest around it. So construction, gardening cooking and cleaning would be the major area of help expected from volunteers.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For now we have taken care of basic amenities like toilet and kitchen. For accommodation we have 1 house that can accommodate 2 volunteers and 1 tents that can accommodate 1 volunteers.

    As we are in our initial phase of this project, right now we do not have the financial means to provide free food for participants. The accommodation is in exchange for 15 works hours a week and a minimum stay of one week.
    Volunteers can choose any of the following option for food:

    1. Bring their own vegan/vegetarian food for their duration of stay.
    2. Source their own vegan/vegetarian food locally, from the village, which is a 20-minute from the farm.
    3. They can choose to Participate in daily meals [healthy and tasty vegan/vegetarian with lots of fruits, nuts, vegetable salads, etc. - thrice a day] that are prepared by all members and contribute ₹225 - ₹550 on a sliding scale toward the daily meals. Please note that this payment goes entirely toward the food and is not used for the projects operational expenses. Any additional amount incurred for food is borne by us. This is not mandatory.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Any Kind of Intoxicants are strictly prohibited. Volunteers are expected to respect the local culture. There are lot of small one day hikes all around and some really beautiful villages. Some very beautiful treks of around 14-15 k feet treks can be explored in a 2-3 day time. Srinagar and Pauri are the nearest big towns. Khirsu is the closest well know tourist destination from the village. From Khirsu a shared taxi can be taken to reach the destination in 30 minutes.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (food not provided)

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