VOLUNTEER WITH US

Thanks to the help of dozens of amazing Workawayers in 2019, we created something from nothing! What a first year it was! So much gratitude to all the folks who cycled through here, we made family with all of you. 

Want to join us for 2020? ** after all the Covid craziness settles of course. 

 

We are looking for awesome guests -- people who are excited about life, open minded, positive, and have gifts to share -- be it food, music, natural building, farming, art etc. We are both trained in Permaculture and will teach you all along the way. Please write to us about what projects you are interested in / what you bring to the table and how you can aid our mission :)

Our farm is located in Panchgani, Maharashtra -- a beautiful hill station 4 hrs SE of Mumbai, and 2 hrs from Pune. The town is small but very popular for tourists and the region is densely forested, great for hiking, trekking, biking, and relaxing.

 

While we are still open to hosting short term volunteers (2-4 weeks); we are now more interested in hosting long term volunteers (3+ months).

2020 PLANNED

PROJECTS

  • creating an extensive grey water system

  • doing some major building projects using only earthen materials (cob, earthbags, stone, bamboo etc)

  • dig lakes and ponds

  • creating a food forest on our lower 1/4 acre with comprehensive guilds

  • building our Rise Up kombucha brand

  • strengthening the local community organic farmers market we launched in Jan. 2020

  • building a temazcal sweat lodge and other spaces for the healing arts (all using natural materials)

2019 PROJECTS

COMPLETED

  • extensive soil building using the sheet mulching method

  • created garden beds and started growing!

  • planted 35 trees

  • built a kick ass chicken coop with now 35 chickens

  • laid drip irrigation

  • built a green house

  • built a composting toilet

  • built a massive brick staircase

  • lots and lots of wood working to meet all of our furniture needs

  • converted a breezeway into a workshop

  • murals and paintings and lots of 'sprucing up'

  • started a farmers market

  • launched our kombucha brand

WORK WITH US

got  these   skills?!   

  • natural building design (architecture)

  • permaculture design

  • illustration 

  • video making

  • photography

  • web design

  • graphic design

choose your barter:

  • permaculture design consulting 

  • farm fresh goods (produce, eggs, bread)

  • kombucha supply

  • fermentation up skilling

  • free lecture to your audience

Check out our consultancy for what else is on offer

never worked with barter | trade system before?

it's a form of alternative economics that values your skills over your bank account! spend more time doing what you love, keep your cash in your pocket, and provide necessary skills. 

sounds pretty good, right?

"Food after all is life… Every time you eat, you can make a massive change. You can throw your weight behind ecosystems, behind diversity, behind farmers. Or you can throw your weight behind greed, behind super profits, behind ill health that is killing both this planet and its people. Make your choice. It’s easy"  - Vandana Shiva

Contact Us

The Odd Gumnut Permaculture Farm

Krishna Bungalow Bhilar Estate

 Panchgani Maharashtra India

theoddgumnut@gmail.com

+91 913 608 8682

+91 740 017 5557