Experience rural Himalayan life while volunteering at our secluded mountainside hostel in Himachal Pradesh, India

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India

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a little adventure hostel up the mountainside from the Himalayan town of Manali, working to welcome travelers and digital nomads to their home away from home, and encourage everyone to re-invest their time and energy into the practices and relationships that give lift them up. We've opened our hostel to be a place for open expression, traveler's community, and a place where everyone can feel welcome to share, relax and explore. We hope to feel like a home and family for you too.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda doméstica
    Hostelería/turismo
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Apart from the travelers' community you will become a part of during your time with us, our remote location also comes with a unique view into Himalayan life.

    Our isolated location from town really gives you an up-close look at what rural life is like here. A quick walk through our village will show you the traditional handlooms on almost every front porch that the women still use to make shawls, and the occasional cow where all of our neighbors (including us) get their fresh milk from everyday. We like to hike, slackline and cycle a lot, so there are plenty of chances to explore the higher altitudes of the valley. Honestly our primary aim here is to provide anyone who visits our place the opportunity to experience a very different, more open & laid-back way of life in the rural Himalayas.

    The community here will always have an abundance of ideas, adventures, friendship & much more to share with you, so long as you come ready to jump in!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are really trying to focus on building a sense of community at our hostel, and part of that includes hosting workawayers who can lead workshops and experiences where everyone in-house can learn something new or connect with others staying here. We'll list some of our ideas below, but if something else comes to your mind - we'd love to hear it!

    Our ideas for potential workshops/projects/experiences are:

    Day-Hike Leader: Our goal is to begin hosting daily hikes to some of our favorite places around Manali (there are about a million trails that start from our backyard). If you're adventure-inclined (especially if you have previous wilderness experience), we're looking for some enthusiastic guides who can lead our guests on these little adventures after we show you the routes and make sure you're comfortable.

    Muralists/Artists: We have a whole hostel (that's a lot of walls) that is waiting for your paintbrush! Our vision is to have a couple nature-themed murals portraying some of India's most beautiful trekking routes around the place. Other walls, we are completely open to your suggestions/inspiration!

    Experiential Learning & Teachable Workshops: Are you a yoga instructor? Can you lead a meditation class? Do you know how to make/do something unique that is teachable in a hostel setting (slack lining, upcycling, origami - you name it)? Like we mentioned, we really want to start hosting workshops for our guests, and we'd love to have you come lead one, whatever that may be! Let us know what you'd like to teach!

    Developers: We are looking to build our own booking and channel manager platform to help us manage our reservations. If this is something you'd be able to do - let us know!

    House Projects: This one is a bit open-ended, but if there is something you think we can add to the place that you have experience in (be that something fun like building a swingset, implementing some environmentally sustainable initiatives, etc.) please let us know your ideas!

    We do also have a few daily household tasks that we need your help with while you're here, those are:

    1. Help with team lunch preparation.
    2. Gardening / firewood chopping (seasonal).
    3. Walking to pick up our fresh milk.
    4. Cleaning our common space.
    5. Cleaning dorms in use every other day.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Hindi: Fluido
    Punjabi (Eastern): Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We’ve intentionally gone up the valley away from the main town. We're situated in our own little valley with no other buildings around, and we like it that way! It's quiet where we live, with mostly just locals passing by with their goat & cow herds in the summer. We also don't have a lot of rooms in the hostel, which makes it easier for all of us to get to know each other. Our favorite things to do usually involve the outdoors - so we're usually either hiking, cycling, or slacklining when we have some free time.

    This place should feel home to you while you stay here - just like it does for us. Our helpers get the same cozy bunk beds in our mixed dorms as our guests, and eat the same 3 home-cooked meals a day that we serve to our guests (please note that we cannot accommodate special dietary needs - we generally have a vegetarian option available during mealtimes, but additional dietary constraints will be entirely your responsibility to manage). You'll also have towels, linens, soap, laundry machine access, WiFi, community kitchen access, a personal storage locker, and a community to call home.

    Our hostel has fun little common spaces that are all yours - cozy TV lounge, upstairs library loft & boardgames, backyard hammock & slackline - our home is yours now.

    Our volunteers & guests (and us) oftentimes go out on adventures together. We want to emphasize that we're not looking for a volunteer-host relationship where your interaction with us ends when your help is done. We want you to feel part of the fabric here - to connect with us, guests who are here at the time, and contribute to the atmosphere with your uniqueness!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are a laid-back place, and we started our little mountainside hostel to be a place that can foster new ways of thought, friendships, and deepen the idea of what it means to live life by your own design.

    With that though, we want potential Workawayers to understand that our location does come with several things that you need to be aware of before coming. Our remote location means sometimes electricity and water inconsistencies can occur, especially in the winter. We do our best to counter these events with solar water heaters as well as geysers, an inverter and generator, but we are in the rural Himalayas at the end of the day! Winters are very cold (we have heaters), but if you love the snow - we get a ton of it, and there are few sights more spectacular in this country than these mountains after a fresh snow.

    Also to note - we have a puppy named Bear, he's very friendly, but very energetic and loves to play - so make sure you're comfortable with animals if you're staying with us! He recently became paralyzed in the hind legs, but seems to be making a slow recovery - so occasionally we may ask you to help with him if our hands are full!

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have dedicated workstation built against all the windows of our cafe floor, so you can answer emails with a true Himalayan view (and a hot cappuccino from our cafe). Connectivity-wise, we tunnel multiple connections from Airtel and Jio into a redundant, high-speed pipe which generally gives us speeds around 10 Mbps - which is about as good as it can get in this area of the Himalayas. Stormy weather occasionally can impact the speed, but it is generally quite reliable.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Dogs & small pets generally welcome given that we have a quick conversation to check once before confirming. Must be vaccinated & house-trained.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (3.5)

Comunicación: (4.0)





Número de referencia de anfitrión: 956578855551