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Help us revive and celebrate forgotten culture and folklore near Bangalore, India

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  • Last activity: 24 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We host a number of study tour programmes ,workshops at our farm house (Oct to Feb) You are most welcome to join us on these trips as we explore the forest,sea and river and engage with the locals to document, revive forgotten food, craft, art, culture and folklore. There are 3 seasonal celebrations related to food like Mungaru-paddy transplanting with urban community(Aug) during monsoon;Aalemane-reviving traditional way of making liquid jaggery (feb) during winter and kokam harvest festival (May) during summer
    We try and practice a sustainable living model.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Understanding the local wisdom, tribal life, folklore way of living, traditional farming, sustainable living, local culture.

  • Help


    Paddy, Sugar cane, arecanut plantation and Vegetable growing.Forest product -kokum. We also have many community and local projects. Other help that is required at the farm Maintenance of buildings and managing the cow shed. Animal care includes taking care of Cows, calves, a dog and chickens.
    We require volunteers for our study tour programmes which happen during month of Oct-Feb) along the sea, river and forest routes. Also volunteers can help in documenting tribal knowledge and oral heritage.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Kannada: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a beautiful and comfortable farm house with basic amenities. There are no rooms as such - we have a small hallway, big open verandas, a very large courtyard & backyard and a beautiful large enough attic that forms our living. There is plenty of running surface water from the forest. We could definitely help you with basic bedding. We don't have electricity; barring a small solar charged battery that would help you charge your mobile. We try and practice a sustainable living model and therefore prefer not use any detergent and chemical soaps for washing and bathing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local government transportation, bike service. Languages spoken: English , Kannada , Hindi

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 965147378724

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