Off-grid, self-sustainable, vegan friendly farm in the making in the hills of Kerala, India




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  • Descripción


    Located on 45,000 sq. ft. of dry land on the hills of Kadampara, Kerala, it is envisioned to be a model farm founded with the aim to create a self-sustaining pocket. The main long-term objectives are to achieve complete nutritional autonomy by growing all of our own food (organically) and promote off-grid living. In the future, we also plan on collaborating with local tribal villagers to help create similar self-sustaining farms which in turn can grow into a co-op of tribal farmers. The project will also promote permaculture, sustainable architecture, veganism/vegetarianism, natural farming and unconditional gifting. We recently received a very prestigious grant recognizing our work and enabling us to further our conservation efforts.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Kerala is known as gods own country. However, in the village of Kadambara, the local villagers (who are mainly comprised of tribals) have for long faced a severe enemy: malnutrition. So much that malnutrition-related deaths in Kadambara is one of the highest in India. We thought this would be an appropriate place to start a project that would work not on aid but on empowerment. But first, we need to empower ourselves. Hence, the idea of an off-grid self-sustainable farm. If this project succeeds, then we can use it as a simple model that can be replicated anywhere. As a participant, you'd mainly be helping out in this goal. This collaborative goal can only be achieved with a sustained and dedicated effort of all those who have the time, energy and maybe even the skill to share.

    PS - So far we've already succeeded in installing our own solar system, constructing shelters using local materials and with the help of local villagers and we've also managed to raise the local water table and have become water sufficient. The year we will spend most of our energy toward the food sustainability aspect of our project.

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    Our daily work includes planting and watering trees, taking care of the vegetable garden, digging water catchment pits and ponds, creating water conservation structures such as bunds, trenches and retaining walls, mulching, composting, cooking and building structures that facilitate storage and shelter.

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    Bengali (Bangla): Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Hindi: Fluido
    Sindhi: Fluido
    Español: Principiante
    Haitian Creole: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    We have three different options to stay in. Open air camp beds to sleep under the stars, tents and a large newly constructed volunteer dormitory and yoga space.

    We have an open kitchen which is well equipped and solar powered electricity sufficient to charge small devices.
    We compost our poop which means there are no wasteful flush toilets (update: we have one flush toilet now for the elderly). we convert our "business" into humanure. We have a small pool which we use during hot summer days and we also have a water-conserving mist shower. Volunteers can also take bucket showers or bathe at the local river which is a 10-minute walk away.

    *️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️Please note that we are just starting out which means we do not have the financial means (yet) to provide free food for participants. The accommodation is in exchange for 15 works hours a week and a minimum stay of two weeks.

    Participants have multiple options for food while they are here:

    1. Bring their own vegetarian food for their duration of stay.
    2. Source their own vegetarian food locally, from the village, which is a 20-minute walk from the land.
    3. Choose to participate in daily meals [healthy, non-spicy and vegetarian with lots of fruits, nuts, vegetable salads, porridge, pancakes, our world famous hummus (in the area) :) etc. - thrice a day] that are prepared by all members and contribute Rs. 400 toward the daily meals. Please note that this payment goes entirely toward the food and is not used for the projects operational expenses. Any additional amount incurred for food is borne by us. This is not mandatory.

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    We spend our free time having discussions on philosophy, spirituality (non dual Vedanta) and brainstorming on sustainable ways to make enhancements to the project. We also spend break time at the local river which is very secluded and away from any sort of habitation. A local yoga and ayurveda center is located a few kilometres from here and there is also a national park at driving distance. Buses, jeeps and autos are available at the nearest bus stop which is a 30 minute walk from the land. We've just finished constructing our dorm space which doubles as a yoga/meditation shala. Harsh (the founder) is also a personal coach and has helped innumerable people determine their course in life. He does donation based consulting to prepare roadmaps for personal development and developing emotional autonomy.

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    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    15 hours a week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 131593945253