We are an off grid, ecofriendly, self-sustainable, health retreat located in the village of Amoni which is an hour away from the city of Bhopal. Our eco-stay is a place for self-healing amidst nature where we conduct workshops related to health and lifestyle renewal. The main principal with which we abide by is natural healing as a way of living where the forest air, water and earth play an important role in health rejuvenation.
Our lifestyle is simple, with basic food cooked with local and seasonal growth. We are in the process of growing our own food using natural farming methods and are open to new forms of experimenting in this area. Becoming self-sufficient with the food we produce is the goal.
The retreat is located in the forest with farmland close by and a lot of areas to be explored or wild vegetation growing for consumption. The season visitors here are all kinds of wildlife from wild boars to wild cats to reptiles and various species of extra-ordinary birds.
We like having enough time to spare on bonding with our guests here and appreciating what nature provides us with. The place is currently run by three of us humans and our guardian cat Muttlo and her two kittens.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Volunteers get to re-connect with nature and experience first-hand the benefits of living close to nature. We are situated in the midst of the forest and there are plenty of trails for trekking. There is much of unexplored plants and vegetation to be looked into and relished
The Sanchi Stupa is located 40 Kms away from here and can be reached by bus. We are located away from the crowded towns and can serve as an escape for people running away from the city buzz.
Bhopal has many museums, a tribal museum is very famous attraction spot here.
Learning interests of current people - Permaculture/natural farming, Krishnamurthy, psychology health and nutrition, video making, audio stories.
We are open to all kinds of help, but there are some needs we require on an immediate basis. You can pick on the basis of your comfort:
Setting up the vegetable patch
Construction and repair work
Transcription & translation
(primarily hindi-english, also other languages)
Hindi, English and we are open to learn everything you would like to teach
We all live in Mud Huts that are made by us. Each mud hut accommodates 2 to 3 people, you will be provided with a bed of your own which you can setup under the starry sky, outside the huts, inside the huts or if you are feeling rather adventurous in the fields under the trees. We use compost toilets as a part of our attempt to be completely eco-friendly.
We also have individual tents.
Our place is ideal for bird watching and watching time slow down as nature takes over. Watch the entire trail of the sun as it rises and sets, changing the hues of the sky as it does. Enjoy simple food prepared in the most delicious way and learn how to work close to the earth. Also, please try not to carry anything plastic with you and if you do, do not leave it behind as we do not have disposals for plastic here.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week