Volunteering opportunity at a off-grid permaculture farm in Karjat near Mumbai, India

  • Enregistré comme favori 122 fois
  • Activité récente: 17 avr. 2024

Disponibilité

  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins une semaine

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Infos

  • Description

    Description

    At the Farm, in Karjat, near Mumbai ( 50 miles) in India, we are excited to share our life with those looking for a peaceful, natural co-existence with nature. Located close to the most pristine surroundings near the Western Ghats, in a green zone, this is a 4-acre property, about 1.5-2 hours away from the cities of Mumbai and Pune, in the well-connected town of Karjat, in Raigad District of Maharashtra.

    Set up 4 years back, the farm has a well-managed and growing permaculture food forest with supporting infrastructure, vegetable beds, plantations, garden, a functional outdoor café, adequate accommodation, and cute farm animals to keep you company.

    We are looking for like-minded nature enthusiasts, with a variety of skill-sets, who will work with nature to help us with plantation, farming, carpentry, natural building and more, and contribute to achieve self-sustainability, while learning and enjoying in the process, and building their credentials.

    This is a fully-functional farm, where the permaculturist owners reside most of the time, and are fully involved in farm management activities, with the support of some local villagers. We are now looking to do progressive enhancements at the farm, with the help of volunteers.

    Safety Measures

    Keeping all safety measures in mind, the farm has a sturdy 12-foot fencing across its boundaries, and a secure gate at the entrance and the backside. The farm area is fully covered by CCTV cameras. The owners stay at the premises most of the time, and there is a dedicated day caretaker, and a night watchman at the farm, to ensure further security.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Inviting volunteers to learn, contribute & explore their flair for natural farming, permaculture, house-help & more DIY projects to learn to achieve self-sustainability, and also build their credentials.

    Situated in a very serene, natural environment full of greenery, adjacent to a reserved forest, in the well-connected town of Karjat, the 4-acre farm has a growing permaculture food forest and supporting infrastructure, vegetable beds, plantations, garden, a functional outdoor café, adequate accommodation, and adorable farm animals for company.

    We offer free food & accommodation for volunteers* contributing to ongoing projects for 25 hours a week.
    Expect a lot of practical permaculture and natural healing learning from the permaculturist owner, working on natural structures, learning & imbibing multiple dimensions self-sustainability & so much more.

    We mix work with fun, so look forward to participate in joint outdoor cookouts, painting, soaking in the fresh morning sunlight and air, lazy afternoons on the hammocks, music jam sessions, playing with farm animals, with a breath-taking view of pictorial hills and seasonal cascading waterfalls, a fresh water river flowing close-by and much more!

  • Aide

    Aide

    For 2023, we are looking for volunteer contribution with these skill sets:

    • Farming & Gardening the Permaculture Way

    The work comprises tree & seed plantation, developing a gardening landscape, tending to vegetable beds, de-weeding, mulching, harvesting, watering trees, composting, general clearing up, & other tasks associated with permaculture farming, and also small DIY gardening projects to improve the overall aesthetics of the place.

    • General Maintenance & Housekeeping

    We have opportunities for nature enthusiasts to help with farm maintenance, plant-based cooking and other activities. With a varied type of ongoing work at the farm, this is a great learning ground for them to hone their skills in permaculture, architecture, natural healing and natural building.

    • DIY Projects (as & when needed)

    Carpentry / Painting / Construction / miscellaneous on need and skill basis.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Hindi: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Free Accommodation – We offer separate accommodation for our male and female volunteers, or one room for couples. This will be in the naturally built Vedic Rooms or bamboo hut, basis availability.

    Mattresses, pillows, and sheets would also be provided. However, you could also carry your own sleeping bags and pillows, if you wish to.

    Food - Volunteers will be provided with farm grown / locally grown vegetables, raw foodgrains and cooking equipment equivalent to three meals a day, for cooking their own food. Being a plant-based farm, we allow cooking and eating only plant-based meals.

    One can also opt for ordering home cooked lunch meals through our on-site caretaker (on self-payment basis and with prior notice).

    Power supply & Internet – The farm runs on solar power, so you will have access to electricity and water all through the day, and WIFI availability in common areas.

    Most mobile connections get adequate signals in the outdoor spaces at the farm.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The farm is located on the foothills in Karjat, about 50 miles from Mumbai, in a very serene, natural environment full of greenery, adjacent to a reserved forest. It overlooks a beautiful 270-degree view of pictorial hills and seasonal cascading waterfalls, as well as a fresh water river flowing close by.

    The farm has a naturally preserved forested area, a kitchen garden, herb / flower garden, outdoor kitchen, natural ponds, a towering Machan, huts, tents, toilets, and residential and supporting structures. This natural ecosystem supports human living in a happy, peaceful locale, with least damage to its immediate environment.

    The farm is powered by solar panels; all of the lights, borewells and other systems run 24 hours on solar power. There is stainless steel overhead tank which supplies water for the entire farm needs all through. This is a gated and well-fenced farm, buzzing with many ongoing activities. We are constantly working on natural enhancements, seasonal plantation, natural buildings and other similar activities here.

    The owners stay at the premises most of the time, and there is a day caretaker, and a night watchman at the farm.
    To bring in elements of fun, we plan to do joint cookouts, dabble with DIY pottery, décor and painting projects. We play with the cutest of cats, Tochi and Chibi, run around with the chickens and ducks, soak in the fresh morning sunlight and air, and do so much more.

    Contribution Timings

    Though we encourage free-flowing work contribution, as per the convenience and preference of the individual; however, we expect the individual to contribute about 25 hours per week to the work activities for 5 days a week, with 2 days off. As per the climate, the suggested timings are as follows during winters

    Morning - 8 to 11 AM
    Evening - 4 to 6 PM

    This time does not include the time spent on cooking for your own / joint meals with other volunteers.

    For the rest of the daytime, people are free to spend time playing with animals, spending time on the Machan, reading, or indulging in personal activities.

    Age Group

    Volunteers should be between 18-40 years of age.

    Minimum Stay

    We require a minimum 1 week and maximum 6 months stay for volunteers coming to work with us. This is to ensure that the time invested in on-the-job training by us, and the learning time spent by the individual, are both well utilized.

    Volunteers can leave early (post lunch) on Saturday, and spend half of Saturday and Sunday, to visit close by hill stations of Matheran, Lonavala, or even explore the cities of Mumbai and Pune. Karjat is well connected to most locations by road and trains.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Yes, we have a high speed WIFI connection available in common outdoor spaces.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 117676839191

Feedback (15)



Photos

Feedback

Ce sont des évaluations supplémentaires en option lorsque les membres laissent un feedback. La note moyenne pour chaque option est affichée.

Exactitude du profil: (4.8)

Échange culturel: (4.8)

Communication: (5.0)


















Créer des environnements permettant de mettre les gens en contact et de transformer des vies, Elagiri Hills, Sud de l'Inde
Help me with languages in Delhi, India