Our mud and bamboo house awaits visitors in a beautiful setting at the foothill of the mighty Dhauladhar mountains in the lush green Kangra Valley.
Surroundings and activities
Our home is located in the quiet village of Kandbari. This area is known for easy, picturesque walks among the hills, grasslands or farms.
The tea town Palampur is just a 15 minutes drive away.
The house, though far from the city crowd, is situated in a neighborhood which offers isolation as well as opportunities for interaction with the local villagers, mostly belonging to the gaddi tribe.
Many activities can be found around, enjoying the nearby stream in the summer, getting a glimpse of the snow in the winter, paragliding or discovering more about spirituality in the nearby institute and nunnery.
Vision & Story
Welcome to our place!
We are Ira, Rahul and our 16 years old daughter Gauri. After living in Palampur for a few years, we wanted to be closer to nature to … That is how we decide to start the construction of our house. Made of local and sustainable materials, we wanted it to be in sync with nature and the surroundings. After 4 years of construction the main part of the work has been achieved and we are now able to share this place with guests.
Our vision is to create a meaningful relationship with our guests by spending a good time eating meals together or having a cup of tea around a campfire, and through mutual sharing of ways of living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
Ira will be happy to share with you about her cooking tips for Indian food and healthy meal preparation or gardenning… Rahul can teach you some yoga, share how to make your own sour dough bread, use alternative flour… Gauri can take you hiking or discuss about photography tips.
We feel like free exchange of knowledge, skills and manpower was part of our culture but it is fading nowadays. We would like to revive it in the local area by sharing with other villagers and external people.
Come to learn and share your experience about mud house building, rocket mass heater, cooking with local products, gardening… if you have any other specific skill, we will be happy to know about it.
A small garden area can be shared with long term guest so that they can experiment gardening.