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Hosts in India (115) - Page 6 of 12


Town or City: Thekkampattu Village
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 58856
Country: India

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We are in a beautiful hill range called Kalvarayan hills about 800m above sea level - in Salem district of Tamilnadu. Climate is moderate thoughout the year: max summer temperature is 35 C ; lowest temperature in winter is 9 C.
We grow most of our food in our farm. Some we buy from other organic outlets.
We have a few cows. We collect their dung and urine to use them as bio-fertilisers.
We are learning to become self-reliant on the food we consume. We do organic farming growing millets, fruit trees, timber trees, vegetables. . . We have a small solar power plant to take care of the lighting and other energy needs of a household. We use a dry compost latrine to recycle our waste. We have built a house with stabilised mud blocks. A lot more is happening, visit us to share. . .

While we offer a good private room for accomodation free of cost, food will be charged at the rate of Indian rupee 200 per person per day. We expect the helpers to work for about five hours a day. He... more inside

            



Town or City: Gujarat
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 15
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 21704
Country: India

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We have about 11 acres of mango grooves, 8 years old now in 2019, giving good seasonal harvest of good quality and taste 'kesar' mangoes since last 3 years. We have other farmlands of about 40 acres scattered into 4 blocks around our village farmlands, which is used for cultivating seasonal vegetables, fruits, cotton and pulses.

As a future development, We are planning a small-scale dairy farm and a small scale horse farm with about 8-9 horses for which we have started-off by getting a young male horse, an 8 months old foal.

Our farm facilities include borewells, tractors, 4 cottages and additional shade functioning as sleeping areas, adequate toilets and sanitation facilities, which are raw and not of high comfort levels currently, and need some maintenance and upgradation.

Time and again we keep improving and maintaining the facilities, but we still need to upgrade these facilities further for a comfortable stay for helpers during volunteering at the farm. Currently we... more inside

            



Town or City: Varanasi
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 33505
Country: India

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We are an NGO in Varanasi mainly working for street poor slums children helping i free education program ad trying to give them a better life to make them self depend by vocational courses. We are also helping for the street animals caring and feedin program.

We have may activities classes for volunteers or travellers for example Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology, Cooking, Hindi language, Henna, Music, Vocal, Dance ad Instrumental.
We are also starting a charity cafe runs by our older boys ad girls, they cook fresh Indian food in very hygienic way ad served to guest and the roof top.

We offer free accommodation, 24hours free WIFI, Electricity, western toilet, free access to our kitchen, friendly and safe atmosphere. We are looking for social workers who could support our program to increase it more.

            



Town or City: Auroville
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 28
Persons: 150
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 2656
Country: India

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Our main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment effort to keep this very rich and beautiful forest on earth. As part of our reforestation effort we are also working on water conservation and soil management.

Our projects include the work with local children, hosting many groups of people interested in conservation, the UniverCity of Compassion and an animal sanctuary where we care for rescued animals.

We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets.

Volunteers mainly... more inside

            



Town or City: Pauri(Garhwal)
All Year: 1 month
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 93333
Country: India

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Hello everybody!
My name is Om. I am a lover of nature and my village located near Khirsu, Uttarakhand, India.
I am in my mid 30s, and want to make a difference in my local area.
So we started with my family and the help of friends a project which link eco-tourism including eco-construction as accommodation, natural place for relaxing and big eco-park where we planting differents varrity of trees to enjoy a meditative walk for example.
In this project I would like to involve volunteers on purpose to bring international ideas and show to my local friends new way of doing.
Many people have migrated out of the countryside and now we are left with a lack of workers to tend our traditional lands.
Welcoming volunteers would help to get our dream done and show to the people that the life is more pleasant in the countryside, not in the city.
Help with the project would be primarily creating a (meditation) garden, planting, help with guiding adventure activities for tourists, interac... more inside

        



Town or City: Rishikesh
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 13028
Country: India

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We are looking for people for our home stay in Rishikesh in Tapovan near lakshman Jhula.
We are planning to promote Yoga stay.

Our Home Stay is situated near Neem Beach the bank of river and close to forest.
It is very calm and peace place.
You can visit local market and learn to cook indian food etc.
I would invite a people who want to spare their time memorable time with us. Security and Medical facilities will be provided to them and also they can meet a people who are staying at Jiva Home.

Accommodation will be free but food they have to purchase from the local market or can be arranged and will have to cook.
Namaste






Town or City: Goa
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 35752
Country: India

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Volunteer at our monkey sanctuary in Goa

Volunteers needed all year round.

This is an Indian based charity that was founded by Jo and John Hicks who have been at the forefront of animal welfare for over 40 years. At their home in the village of Camurlim, Goa (near Mapusa) they care for over 40 rescued Langur and Macaque monkeys along with numerous cats and dogs.

Volunteering with us offers the unique opportunity to learn about primates. It is a rare hands on chance to work with rescued primates and get to know your not so distant relatives first hand. As well as getting to know them and learning to understand their handling, feeding and care you will also get an insight into a completely different life, that of rural India.

Although Goa is one of the richer states with less poverty than others, it is still an eye opener to real life in this developing country and something that no one on a package holiday will even glimpse. You may think the accommodation is basic, but m... more inside

        



Town or City: Sainji
All Year: 11 months -- closed June.
Area (ha):
Persons: 8-10
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 10968
Country: India

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In 2009 my husband and I opened an English Medium school for village children in our area. Ours is a tribal area, and all inhabitants rely on agriculture as their means of support. The region is very poor. Currently we have over 200 children enrolled in our school, from Lower Kindergarten to class 8.

Our children have all come from schools where the teaching methods are very poor, and so they need a great deal of support and innovation in teaching methods to help them catch up.


We are in need of volunteers, who are passionate about teaching and who have a desire to help our children reach their full potential. We encourage volunteers to come for long term placements, but we are willing to accept people for shorter stays as well (1 month minimum). We welcome people with a host of skills from fundraising, building experience, to teaching.
These are some of the duties you may find yourself doing, depending on your interests.
1. Full time teaching (for long term of 3 month... more inside

          



Town or City: Vizianagaram, Andhra Prad
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3.2
Persons: 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 49918
Country: India

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UPDATE - JUNE 2019 - Workshop!

Join us near Andra village, Andhra Pradesh, from June 16-22 to learn how to design a natural fishpond using permaculture principles. We want to have around as many people as possible!

In the second phase of transforming this commercial rice field to wetland, you will learn the types of species to plant, how to plant them, and learn about designing for biodiversity.

Wetlands are significant for a number of reasons including:
- mitigate polluted water
- balance high nitrogen and phosphorus content in soil or water
- create diversity for a more resilient permaculture system

Well be planting as many species that can be found locally as possible.

Every year we are planning ahead for the next one!

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Workshop Details:

- Got a tent? Bring it! This is a camping facility and we will cook meals as a team. If you dont have a tent, please let us know and we will ar... more inside

        



Town or City: Goa
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1 acre
Persons: 10
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 61248
Country: India

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** Looking for Help in this beautiful off season time in Goa :)! June, July onwards .
Hello my name is Deeksha, I am an Architect and have been in the field for over thirty years. I grew tired of building concrete structures for corporate companies and felt I needed to put up something that is more eco-friendly and something that's more suited to my personality so I started this project.

We have an Eco Stay/ Health Cafe/Art gallery and a Workshop space. My idea is to integrate a more natural harmonious form of living into the space and provide a service to the less wealthy travelers who are looking to meet interesting people and learn a variety of things including organic farming, yoga, sustainable building, water conservation, pottery etc.

We are looking for help right now mainly in our Cafe and our Organic Garden. Our volunteer help us for 25 hours a week in exchange for accommodation in our volunteer dormitory and 3 simple healthy vegetarian meals a day and Tea! W... more inside

            

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