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Experience rural life in a remote village with lovely people helping with eco-building and farming in Rettanai Village, India

  • India
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  • Last activity: 3 Feb 2021



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a 13-acre farm that is slowly transitioning into organic. This is a family owned farm in a small picture-perfect village about 3 hours from the city of Chennai in south of India. We have a small farmhouse in the middle of the farm. Our goal is to build an edible food forest and set up an intergrated farm that is financially self-sustaining.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
  • 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

    You get to stay in a remote village with lovely people. Its a wonderful way to experience rural life in the interior of Tamilnadu. It's a good way to savor the local cuisine and experience local village culture. Since the farm is located in a quiet place away from all the hustle and bustle of city life, its a good place to unplug and recharge.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are in the process of constructing a second low-cost farmhouse and a chicken coop. Any prior experience in eco-building construction would be greatly helpful. We are also looking for folks with experience in farming and growing fruit trees.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in a small little farmhouse. It's quite basic. You will be sleeping on the ground but will be provided with mats, pillows and blankets. The food is sourced from the local village restaurants. If my Mom is at the farm, then you can enjoy home cooked meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The evenings are a wonderful time at the farm. At nights, you can actually see the stars something we don't get to see in the cities. There are nice temples nearby. There's event a 8th century fort about half hour drive from the farm. You also have the beautiful city of Pondicherry which is about an hour's drive from the farm.

  • 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: 993764444164



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