After hosting many from couchsurfing, workaway, helpx and from AirBnB since year 2014, I’ve decided to try new way, start promoting in a Free stay for travellers, a home away from home using my own facebook page and website. To know more about me, please check About page.
Stay in organic farm house with family of 5 members & Get Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, WiFi, Fresh cow milk, Coconut water, sightseeing to nearby places and more…You can even learn basic yoga, cooking, climbing coconut tree & much more! Anytime check-in and checkout (it’s a home, not a hotel, hostel, dorm room or another commercialized homestay )
We are family of 5 staying together (my mom, dad, wife, me and my kid). If you like to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, If you like to stay in natural surrounding place, if you are into yoga, meditation, if you want some change from busy city life, if you are a foodie, if you like to see different birds, if you are a birder, natural or landscape photographer then you’ll sure like my place.
Max Number of Guests: 3
Last-Minute Requests Okay? Yes
Preferred Gender to Host: Any
Kid Friendly? Yes
Pet Friendly? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No
Has Pets? Yes
Has Children? Yes
Smoking at Home? No
Wheelchair Accessible? No
We love hosting a family. Single with children, couples with Kids, you are welcome to stay with us! I will gladly to give my bedroom to you which is with Air conditioner, fan, queen bed and plenty of space to keep bags with laptop table. If you are single travelers, you will sleep in our Non A/c living room which is with fan. There is a couch in living room which you can use. or if you are more than 2 single people I can give floor mat, bed sheet, pillow, blanket, a towel if you need one. If you have sleeping bag, tent or other sleeping arrangements, you can even sleep on rooftop terrace under the stars. If you have hammock with mosquito netting, then you can sleep between the coconut trees as we are having nearly 80 coconut trees around the house.
At home, there is a Cold water Rain Shower head. We will make hot water for bath in another bath room in morning & in evening using waste of coconut tree. Indian and English toilet(water closet) with toilet paper is there for you.
who are eligible for stay with us:
My whole family will host you with lots of love, treat you like a family member. As you can see, we are not after your money… here is what we really expect….
I like to hear your life story, travel experiences, culture, daily life and about people of your place, I like if you share new ideas related to my interest and I like if you share unusual things and your life experiences with me. My wife and my dad are foodies, they both like to learn and taste new recipe from you. My mom likes if you help us in our organic farming. My kid always love to play and learn new games, love to see and learn magic tricks, into construction toys, drawing & musical instruments. So as per my whole family interest, i’ll accept your stay request.
Mobile Signals: Inside house you will get only Bsnl network coverage. On rooftop of the house or on hill top you will get all cellular network signals.
WiFi is for Free. just let me know whenever you need WiFi, I’ll turn it on for you. We don’t have cable or high speed broadband internet connection in our area. So Internet may not be that speed but speed is good enough for basic surfing. You can also use kitchen with cooking amenities (for vegetarian food only). For kids we’ve got children Kross Buddy B-16T bicycle and loads of toys to play! We also have hammock for resting under the coconut tree…
Interaction with guests
My wife can teach you to cook delicious south indian food. We always try to serve you different food everyday. I practice yoga everyday around 6:30 am on rooftop terrace. You can join me and I can teach you some basic and easy yoga steps.
I can guide you to interesting sights for free. I will guide you to nearby major attraction with touristy and non-touristy places which are going to be unique for you. There are many interesting sights within 100 km range from my place. Which you can cover as a day or half trip. If I’m free, I can even show you around using public transport, but you have to pay the bus changes or vehicle rent.
My family sing Hare Krishna kirtan (Bhajan) at around 7 pm. You can even join with them.
My dad climb coconut tree, on request he can teach you climbing coconut tree or he can take some drinkable coconuts for you. If you know climbing, you can drink one coconut a day for free 🙂
My place is like mini-hill station. After 8pm zero noise, completely quiet here. Rat snake, Peacock, Kingfisher, Myna, Little egret, Hummingbird, Parrots are common here. If you are lucky, you may endup seeing Monitor Lizard, Water Crow, Hornbill, Indian cobra, Python & even Owl !
Price: You can donate us whatever you feel perfect. Or stay for free. It’s up to you.
We stay 500 meters away from ‘Pajaka Kshetra’, 9 km away from beach, 15 km away from Udupi or Manipal city centre, 7 km from Katapady and 49 km from Mangaluru or Mangalore International Airport. There are bus for every hour from my place which you can use to go around. Bus stand is just 100 meters away. There are auto rickshaws (tuk tuk) available near by bus stand.
Other things to note
My family normally sleep around 8:30 pm. Wake up around 3:30am to give food to cows, make hot water, practice yoga, meditation & morning prayers. If you are sleeping in ‘public / living room’, you may get disturbed sleep after 4am.
We serve you breakfast between 7:30am to 8:30 am.
Lunch at between 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Dinner at between 8 to 9pm.
Most of the time we use organic vegetables, herbs, spices which are locally grown in our garden. We don’t use egg, onions and garlic. We use cow milk and milk rated items (not for cooking, but we drink milk or make curd and buttermilk.)
Minimum Stay 2 Nights: No overnighters!
Drinking Alcohol, having or bringing home Non-Veg food including Egg, Smoking inside or outside house is not allowed!
Don’t be loud and noisy in the night time!
Clean up the kitchen every time after cooking!
Other than house rules, there are more things I want you to know……
We are staying in a isolated place, away from city center!
My kid always love to play with guest. If you hate kids, better avoid staying with us!
You are staying with a family, not in hotel! So when you send request to stay, tell more about your background, interest, and why you like to stay with us….
Reviews: You can check my couchsufing, Airbnb, helpx, workaway or facebook page for reviews posted by guests who visited us since year 2014. Link posted on About page