Waters Eco Village
A unique opportunity to be part of our sustainable community journey
Whispering Waters is an eco-village, permaculture farm and food forest spread across 5.5 acres, situated in close proximity to the stunning Dokshet Lake. Our community is a collective of 7 families who are dedicated to living a rustic, farm-to-table life while pursuing sustainable enterprises that contribute to the community and villages around.
Imagine living amidst a nature reserve, a permaculture farm, and a food forest. Working from home in nature and pursuing a passion for sustainable collective farming. Imagine a place where people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives feel welcome and safe, where decision-making and prosperity are shared. This is the life you can have at Whispering Waters.
Join our community
We are excited to now welcome families/individuals who share our vision & values to join our community.
Join a thriving project to make your sustainable dream a reality
Our community has grown from a dream to a reality. In August, 2021, we planted the very first tree of our food forest and as of today, we have come a long way. We are a community of 7 families, with space for 2 more.
By January, 2023, we brought our permaculture designs to life and planted over 1500 plants and trees, dug a well, installed drip irrigation, harvested rice and veggies from our food farm, built a caretaker's home, bunds and swales, and most recently built a cob oven.
We're well underway to building the next phase of our community so join us on the journey.
We are now a multi generational community and have a lot of fun when we meet. Listen to the stories of the people who have achieved their dreams by becoming a part of our community.
A stone's throw away from Mumbai & Pune
to balance city and eco-living
120 km from Mumbai
26 km from Khopoli station
21 km from Mumbai - Pune expressway
What you get: A half acre of ownership & private home of your own to enjoy the ability to live and run sustainable enterprises
Each member’s fractional ownership would be half acre which includes a plot size of 2,500 square feet to build a sustainable home with spacious verandas and outdoor spaces for living and working.
The land will be owned as a collective to ensure the resource are used to create a self-sustaining eco-community.
With benefits way beyond just a home in nature, such as
Food forest & Farm : To cultivate organic produce
Water sources : A river runs through and a well and dam water provide ample supply
Gardens and cultivation zones: To beautify the land
Community Centre: For workshops, events, selling produce and hosting functions
Cobb oven & Community Kitchen: To cater to events
Cottages and Airbnb facilities: For guests and visitors
Economic zones: For members wishing to setup sustainable businesses using the land
By-laws would be created to provide a framework for sustainable living & all residents would decide the objectives, strategies and mobilization of resources.
With community imperatives to guide our actions
Onboard the best sustainable practices of global eco communities
Support local entrepreneurs and provide social & economic initiatives for the local community
Pursue biodiversity, the preservation of ecosystems, energy conservation, renewable energy and more
Preserve the character of the natural environment, by utilizing sustainable landscaping techniques
Accept that it will be a journey and enjoy it
Follow the stated vision and charter and keep building on it
Viinod & Beena
Alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Relocated from Mumbai 11 years ago to a remote village and set up home at Banyan Bliss.
A home that became a unique home stay experience with healthy homely food, family time, forest walks, mountain treks, waterfalls and a river, stargazing and blissful silence.
Read about the experience of our home stay Banyan Bliss in National Geographic or our story of what drove us to create a home away from the city on Better India