Alongside Dev river, bordering acres of jungle, which is the buffer zone to Kanha National Park, in the quaint village of Nandora, we have a piece of land where we've built a little mud house. We live with KiKi, our dog and MoMo and NiTu, two little kittens. We also have many chicken roaming free on our farm.
Respecting everything that grows on the land, our approach to gardening is not yield oriented. We have a vegetable patch around the house where we grow herbs and beans and veggies for ourselves, and other than that, we plant in smatterings around the land and leave 'weeds' undisturbed.
Since setting up at the land, we've built a bunch of tree houses and very interested in exploring and experimenting with different building methods and techniques.
Our approach is inspired by the culture and the wisdom of the Adivasi people living around Central India, we have collaborated with them on our building projects and hope to be a meeting ground for people from everywhere.
Prática de idiomas
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda em fazenda
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
The people in the village are extremely skilled and are also friendly, travelers benefit from the access to conversations with people living simple lives. To live in the tribal belt of India is a chance to gain insight into what it takes to live using only what is available in the natural surrounding. In the past we have learnt from them how to make things such as quilts, beds, brooms, to fermented beverages and there is no end to what one could learn here.
Apart from helping around the house and the vegetable patch, and in the routine tasks of chopping wood and carrying water, we welcome all effort at experimenting with making things using locally available material, which we are lucky to have an abundance of.
We dream of trying out new techniques to build structures, so anything that anyone may want to try out will be conducive to our general project. We're not out to get it right, we're more keen to explore the process and enjoy making and doing things, making do with what we have.
We are up to ideate and discuss all possibilities.
Specifically, nowadays, we're working on building a couple of tree houses using logs as well as cob. We're also building an open kitchen with a stone wall. We are planning on soon building a toilet and a bathroom and have other small structures in mind. We're looking forward to making different kinds of bricks and also to try out the rammed earth technique.
Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
We hope to engage with the language that the Gonds, the Baigas, the Bhils, and other tribes that live in our surrounding area speak.
The main mud house has three beds that you can chose from, we also have tents and you may bring your own, to pitch anywhere you'd like. You could put up a mosquito net and sleep in one of our tree houses or we could also build a little space together, just for you, if that's what you'd like to do.
Important to note that as of now, we don't have a toilet, we take a little shovel and a mug of water and find a well hidden spot out in nature.
We bathe in the river.
We also don't have electricity and charge our electronic devices in a neighbor's house, in the village, about a kilometer away.
With your time off, you can walk to the village and chat with the ammas and the dadas there, or you can wander into the jungle or spend some time by the water, or in the water, you can go fishing, you can roll in the sand, collect stones, climb up trees, watch the birds and the insects, you can explore the space, explore yourself.
If you have a bike, you can go to villages that are further away and find people who are practicing crafts that interests you.
Away from the village, Kirnapur is a well-developed major town that is closest to us. Nearby cities are Balaghat and Gondia.
Nandora is a remote village and doesn't have access to public transportation, but we'll help find ways to get to where you want to go.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
You may chose to bring your vehicle but do discuss it with us before you set out as the condition of the road that leads up to our land varies according to the seasons.
everybody is welcome as long as they don't threaten our furry and feathered friends.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week