Welcome to an experience making a community Eco Village and a farmstay near Jaisalmer, India

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola!

    We welcome you to come on board for an experience.

    We are in the process of building an Eco Village and a community and invite you to be a part of the amazing Journey. We are a community in process for sustainable development based out of a small village called Chandoo which is near the golden city of Jaisalmer. We are creating a new prototype of responsible travelling, bringing you the best of the cultural, natural and culinary experiences. We are trying to create a totally offbeat experience cultivating an organic farm and promoting natural living with best organic practices including Permaculture.

    We grow our own vegetables and fruits using the expertise of third generation of farmers. Currently we are growing or about to grow, Spinach , Coriander , Fenugreek, Cumin , Isabgol, Onions, Turnip, Wheat and Beetroot .We have a strict plastic free zone which makes our community eco-friendly. Our ongoing project includes: Building TeePee's, Cleaning, Construction, Décor, Digital Marketing and many more upcoming exciting projects related to poultry farm, fish pond, swimming pool, tree-houses, pig farm etc. as well. We have expertise in livestock and veterinary training as well if someone wishes to learn.

    Though it’s a tough milestone to achieve considering harsh dessert environment, however we are giving our best to execute this project in the best possible manner. The life here is slow in the village and we take pride in creating a very low carbon impact while making the best possible efforts to reuse, recycle and make the best of the waste. You'll find many antique items aging as back as 100's of yrs old . Feel free to extend a hand to help us converting this dream to reality.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Its an experience in itself.

    You ll be a part of a bigger process .

    You will get a unique desert experience and see how people in Jaisalmer live simply. You can learn about farming in the desert, organic farming, permaculture, building, learn carpentry, caring for animals, dairy production, learn language, learn to cook,plantation knowledge, peaceful environment in Farm and more.

    Participation in Workshops ranging from Wood work , Carpentry, Permaculture, Pottery Work, Organic Farming and Gardening, Yoga , Astronomy , HIstory and natural healing will be provided free of cost to volunteers

  • Help

    Help

    We have a very established farm, but We would like help with these projects:

    Building a tree house
    Building under ground house and garden
    Organic Farming and Flower gardening
    Building a compost toilet
    Finishing large housing structure
    Repair and build new Bamboo huts
    Build chicken coop
    Wind break and plantation with fruit trees
    Fish pond, Swimming pool
    Obeying desert Rabbit, wild cat, German dogs
    Carpenter / Wood Work and Pottery Work
    And Many other projects

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is provided in shared room/huts . There is a lot of camping space available and we encourage to bring your own tent if you would want a separate space. The nights are cold, If you're carrying a sleeping bag then you're sorted .

    Simple meals from the produce from the farm will be provided in exchange of the help.

    We drink water from our bore well, feel free to bring a filter or bring bottled water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 25 km from Jaisalmer Near the village of Chandoo (Pronounced as Chahadoo). You can explore the beautiful Golden Fort, Jain temples, Gadsisar Lake, Antique museums, local markets and several Havelis. Outside Jaisalmer, there is the beautiful Thar Desert with camel safaris , Sam sand dunes, Thar Desert National Park, Ghost Villages, and more. I have lived here my entire life and know the area very well. There is also a great Desert festival every February with camel races, folk music, snake charmers, and more.

    Buses ply every 15/30 minutes from the city and we are walkable distance from the road.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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