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Help on a organic coffee and fruit farm in Sindhupalchok, Nepal

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  • Activité récente: 17 juil. 2024



 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins deux semaines



  • Description


    Dear volunteers.

    We are a group of motivated people, Deepa and Thomas, Ama, Nana, Mangale, Bishal and Dinesh (6 nepalese and 1 norwegian) who love farming and want to make positive change in our village areas.

    The priority of our work is village development through regenerative farming. Many people leave the village these days for work, and we would like to provide opportunities; be an example, show the way to grow profitable organic permaculture crops, like high quality coffee.

    The farm is situated in a beautiful part of the Himalayas. Surrounded by fields, forests, birds and wildlife. Located 2,5 km from nearest town and main village. The town provides acess to goods and has regular bus service to Kathmandu.

    We provide a friendly environment to contribute, learn and research farming. There are plenty of chances to contribute and share your skills in interesting development projects around the farm.

    As a research and study farm we working long term to develop climate and alltitude adapted seedlings, continually trying out new projects, new crops, new processing methods.

    We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help us achieve our goals and with whom we can exchange ideas, share knowledge, research and learn.

    The only prerequisite is that volunteers are:

    proactive, independent, self-motivated and interested in learning about various skills and topics.

    Are able and willing to communicate and interact with locals to make a good cultural exchange.

    Are motivated, disciplined and capable to put in the required 25 hours a week of work.

    Because It takes time to fully experience our place and local area, to travel here, get into the farm routine, to have a good learning and cultural exchange, we have a fixed minimum stay of 2 weeks.

    In your application please provide us answer to following:

    1. Do you have experience with the skills required for this position? Do you have experience / interest in farming? If so, let us know about your experience. If not, tell us why you think that you’re the best person for this position.

    2. Confirm that you have read and are familiar with all the information on this profile.

    3. Let us know that you agree to our house rules and expectations as mentioned.

    4. After reading all the information; let us know if you have any questions

    After receiving your application we will ask you some follow up questions and provide more details.

    We are committed to fostering agricultural and cultural exchange, to always keep a safe and friendly, inspiring and powerful learning environment.

    We always aim to maintain a high quality exchange on all levels.

    Your experience is important to us.

    P.S Monsoon JUNE, JULY, AUGUST- the rainy season is a wonderful season with much greenery but note that the work will be mostly grass cutting, weeding and compost making. Grass cutting can be hard work but also meditative and rewarding.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    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

    You will work with local Nepalese people and live closely with us during your stay. There are many opportunities to learn;

    Learn through experience! Get stuck in with practical tasks led by the Nepali members of the Farm’s family. Language may be limited but by watching how we work, doing it yourself, and communicating in other ways you can connect to the team and practice lots of skills.

    Get an insight into the lifestyle of rural Nepali villages and people, learning some Nepali language from the team and exploring the local area.

    Read all about farming and Nepal by borrowing books from our little library!

    You will see our organic methods for increasing soil fertility and field management, see how coffee is made from seed to roast, learn how to harvest and process the different seasonal crops – such as hibiscus and nepali hog plum (lapsi).

    Understand more about the culture and landscape through trekking and attending local festivities on your days off. You can visit a monastery, stupa, the local town and – if the weather is right – get a view of the “White Mountains”. Langtang range and Shisapangma.

  • Aide


    Tasks that my be given to volunteers include:

    weeding, helping with tree care (we will direct), coffee and fruits picking and processing ( seasonal) tree planting, cutting grass with sickle, help with projects around living quarters, construction work, nursery,watering, mulching and compost making.

    Our specialty crop is coffee, but we also grow hibiscus, different species of citrus fruits, guava, nepali hug plum, sichuan pepper (timur), black cardamom, mulberry, strawberry, herbs and many more.

    Help from day to day may vary a lot, depending on the time of year.

    Work hours is : 09.00 to 12 noon and 14 to 16.00. Days will be active.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Hindi: Courant
    Nepali: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    All of us likes languages and to learn new words in any language. We all speak Nepali, some of us speaks Tamang as well. We all like to practice English.

  • Hébergement


    There are 2 rooms furnished with wooden beds. The rooms can accommodate 2 people each, and there is one shared squat toilet and solar shower with hot water. In addition we have a 3 bed room in the small house.

    At the farm, you will eat the typical Nepali mountain food. At noon and in the evening, we make “Daalbhat” Rice, lentils and vegetables, etc. Meals are mainly organic, sourced from our local area or own field.

    The high-grown organic rice in our area is tasty and nutritious, so we try to keep a year-round supply sourced from nearby farmers. We grow ginger, turmeric, chili and many other seasonal fruits and vegetables for the household.

    Sometimes we serve local dishes like Thukpa and Dhilo. Volunteers are welcome to take part in cooking by request. In between meals, we serve snacks, fruits, tea and coffee. Our food is basically vegetarian, but we can have meat occasionally too.

    Breakfast is cooked in outdoor kitchen and is is typically beaten rice, bread, rice, egg, porridge, seasonal fruits.


    We don’t permit alcohol.

    During working hours, we appreciate it if mobile phones are turned off or left in the room.

    Be on time, ready and focused when work starts.

    In the evenings, we kindly ask for low voice from 20h00 and silence from 22h00.

    We prefer that you are back on the compound before dark.

    We expect you to be respectful, friendly and positive.

    Small household tasks ( sweeping the floors, cleaning the toilet, doing the dishes..) will be executed by everyone.

    At the farm, it is ok for both men and women to wear shorts and sleeveless tops. Shoes are not permitted inside the house or covered outside areas. Bring easy-to-wear slippers/sandals.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    BUS DIRECTIONS from Kathmandu:

    To ensure a smooth journey, stay connected with us both before and during your travel. This will allow us to coordinate and arrange to meet you in Nawalpur.

    From Chuchepati bus park.
    Bus to Nawalpur at 7.10, 8.20 and 11.00

    Be there 45 minutes before departure to reserve your seat. Tickets at counter.

    The bus route is via Bahunepate or Melamchi:

    7.10 bus via Bahunepate.

    8.20 bus via Melamchi. The bus stops in Melamchi for 30-60 minutes lunch break.

    These 2 early busses are preferred options.

    The bus to Nawalpur will arrive in the afternoon between 12 noon and 5 pm. (around 5 hours) .

    The Farm is 2, 5km / 40 min walk from Nawalpur. We will meet you in Nawalpur on arrival and walk to the farm.

    In Kathmandu, Thamel, we have relatives that runs a travel office and a small family hotel. Our volunteers may contact with them. For a touch base, information, directions to bus. Airport pickup / accommodation in Kathmandu.

    The temperatures in our area are similar to Kathmandu. Winter is cold, especially at night. Summer rainy and warm. Bring warm clothes, socks, hat and raincoat, gumboots accordingly.

  • 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

    The wifi works well most of the time but we do have occasional power break. Specially during monsoon season.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    Cet hôte fait payer des frais

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    US $7 per day to help host family with food costs
N° de référence hôte : 416617964961

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