Experience the Western Ghats mountains and help us become self-sufficient near Munnar, Kerala, India




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    Hello, beautiful world,

    I am new to Workaway and I have few projects on mind here at magic valley Vattavada, 40kms far from Munnar town completely off the grid.
    [146kms-Kochi, 208Kms-Alleppey, 292kms-Varkala, 193kms-Madurai, 530kms-Pondycherry, 878kms-Goa]

    We had a lot of volunteers from various NGOs and we been doing many projects past few years around Munnar and Vattavada.

    Right now we are working on following projects-
    ·Self-sustainable farm
    ·Cafe and Hostel
    ·Yoga/Meditation, Self-healing encouragement programs

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    We are seeking enthusiastic travelers who want to stay and help us with the general maintenance of the place and with projects. There is always plenty to do on a day-to-day basis and we invite all volunteers to pitch in with cooking for the common dinners (for the team), attend guests/help with the reception, cleaning the surroundings, firewood collection, gardening, general maintenance, house-keeping if they would like to.
    Volunteers need to be friendly and willing to meet new people!
    There are several priority projects we want to focus on: meditation & yoga platform, prepping & seeding the farm, drought-resistant veggie garden, & the plastic bottle greenhouse.
    In addition, we have all kinds of ideas for new projects including a rocket mass heater, grain fields, bamboo furniture, sourdough bread (baked in our wood-fired pizza oven), teaching local kids, yoga & meditation platform, composting toilets, beekeeping, rainwater harvesting, increasing our food self-sufficiency and building a small housing space on the farm, all of which we would like help with.

  • Help


    I have spent the last years focusing on the basic infrastructure necessities.
    My hope is that this piece of land, a few acres straddling jungle and meadow, will eventually be home to an eclectic community of residents and volunteers where we and others can live and learn. We are trying to be self-sufficient for vegetables and will soon have some leafy and salad, bulb and stem, root and tuberous vegetables and fruits such as strawberry, tree tomato, passion fruit, plums, and peaches. We like to forage as much wild food as possible, and also make our own pickles, jams, chutney, sweets, savory snacks and so on.
    We hope to start growing some grains and pulses later this year.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Malayalam: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Spanish, French & German

  • Accommodation


    Shared dormitory

    If there are some volunteering, meals will be provided and on non-volunteering days, guests can cook their own food in our kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We prefer that volunteers work on things they are interested in and enjoy, and are totally open to people working in the way they prefer and when they prefer. Often we find volunteers like to take on a project (sometimes their own idea) from design to execution and then work on it at their own pace. We really welcome new ideas that our volunteers bring too and have implemented several things, which volunteers suggested.

    All we ask is that everyone participates and contributes to community life.

  • 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

    We have limited internet options available in the mountains. Only BSNL and Jio work around our valley.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hrs hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 887653888554