Help at an eco village/farm in Tamil Nadu, India



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    Our Eco Village farm was established four years ago, in the village of Tamil Nadu. From the very beginning it has been an organic, semi-permaculture system that provides safe, nutritious food whilst minimising any environmental degradation and ecological harm brought about by agricultural activity. In many cases, we do our very best to regenerate the on-farm ecology and ecosystems and recently this hard work has been returned by large amounts of creatures, large and small, helping our soils replenish and crops thrive.

    The Eco Village is in the early stages of becoming a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working with local farmers to improve livelihood stability and prosperity, food security and regenerative farming systems, whilst at the same time, working closely in the local community to improve employment opportunities, food security with a focus on nutrition and continuing empowering the local community to make the changes they want to see for themselves and their village. We must stress, this is the very beginning of Eco Village, especially as an operating NGO, so our facilities and resources are still being constructed and flowing in.

    At this time we are welcoming volunteers, especially individuals, groups and families that would like to experience a long-term stay here. There is much to do, as always and lots of fun to be had.
    Since it begun

    Since then we have planted many crops. Millet is our main staple grain and through the permaculture design, we produce a wide variety of organic fruit, vegetables and pulses. When construction work gets closer to being finished, we will spend greater time farming, but until then, we need all the help we can get, as one or two sets of hands cannot keep up with all the work! We hope volunteers feel at home on the farm and can be flexible with their time, averaging at 5 hours per day, with some longer and shorter days. There are many attractions in and around the local village and available transport to towns and cities, such as Bangalore. The farm is situated close the a forest that supports the interconnected lakes that surround the village. The scenery is quite idyllic and you are never too far from a historic temple or ruins that can make for a curious trip out. Village has full of different animals, from buffalo and cows, to goats, chickens and dogs and we have many friends that we visit or are visited by often.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • 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

    Learning opportunities and cultural exchange

    Permaculture design and organic/natural farming, natural building (cob, rammed earth, earth-bag house), traditional cuisine cooking, compost making, natural fertiliser making and seed cultivation.

    Walking through old forests and collecting fruits, helping the farm integrate on-farm production units to enable greater village employment through cooperative means. Soap making, mingling with local families, friends and children. Helping teach village children your own skills, especially English Language and ITC.

    We are not a formal organisation yet, so we cannot provide any recognisable certificates, nor a set volunteer programme, but we will do all we can to make sure you are informed, comfortable, happy and safe at the farm, learning as we work so that we all have a great time.

    Our accommodation is rough and ready at the moment, but we run through all of this via a personal email, so if you are interested, or just want to hear more, send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you all!

  • Aide


    The tasks that are involved are flexible and change with the needs of the farm and organisation at the time, but our core activities include crop care, tree planting, seed cultivation and general farm duties, (mulching, raised beds makeing , weeding , digging hole for saplings ,new seed sawing ) (construction collecting stones , collecting sand , collecting gravels, mud mixing, digging, ) which can involve caring for the on-farm animals. Depending on your preference and ability, we ask volunteers to help with construction work. We are currently creating our building/facilities and some of the work includes; using waste material to create a bathroom, tiling the farmhouse building a small nursery and , butterfly garden and a kitchen garden. Our priority at the moment is to finish the farmhouse which is a natural build (using rammed mud, recycled wood and materials we get donated), to build an outside shed, create a meditation space and plant more trees. No experience is necessary, but a commitment to working in harmony with nature is a helpful requirement.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Hindi: Courant
    Kannada: Courant

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  • Hébergement


    We have the farm house and small Geodome, under-tree seating area, near by stone meditation area, and the lake is our yoga area. We also have a white house where 15 person can easily sleep. We provide all meals and some time snacks to!!!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The farm is situated near the Elephant reserve Forest which is beautiful and these days the area is lush and green, every where is beautiful, birds are watchable, indigenous forest nearby as well as a quiet ashram. climate is hole year is cool and chill .The Krishnagiri region has a museum, ancient forts and temples. Every year the Krishnagiri Dam and reservoir attract many tourists.

    Volunteers are welcome to be at home on the farm, be creative and be part of a community.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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    Cet hôte fait payer des frais

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    200 Indian Rupees per day to help with food costs

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N° de référence hôte : 225299251587