About this listing
An idyllic rammed earth cottage set in the foothills of Saligao/Calangute. The cottage has been built using recycled and locally sourced materials where possible. This environmentally friendly building has a compost toilet and solar hot water.
This is a unique round mud housed, built using the rammed earth method. The round part of the house has large dining and sitting area, with a wooden loft above the entrance with a double bed. The double French doors of the house open up to a deck and to the fields beyond. During the monsoon the deck covers a large pond, which will eventually be turned into a swimming pool. The cottage has two wings, one for the bathroom and the other where the slick kitchen is located.
No outside visitors will be permitted on the premises at any time apart from those guests whose names have been entered on the booking form.
The inside of the cottage is strictly non-smoking. You can smoke on the deck or verandah.
No loud music permitted at anytime. No drugs, no narcotics are allowed.
Interaction with guests
I live in an apartment next to the cottage so am available if you need anything. On the property we also have a family that takes care of the garden, as well as two dogs.
Other things to note
Water: The hot water is supplied by a solar thermal system on the roof, which heats up naturally through the day, so best to have hot showers in the evening. The cottage has been designed to keep water and energy use to a minimum, and we encourage our guests to try to follow these principles.
Waste: Please separate your organic and non-organic waste. We have provided two bins in the kitchen. The silver one is for organic waste (such as all food and vegetable waste and tissue papers) and the plastic bin is for non-compostable things like plastic, broken glass, metal, Styrofoam, etc. If you have glass bottles, please keep them separately and we can arrange to take them to a recycling center.
Cleaning: You are responsible for cleaning the place up after yourselves. Please keep the kitchen clean and make sure that the stove is clean before you leave. Remember not to leave any food out, as that will attract rats.
We will pick up the waste bins after every 3 days or so. If you need, we can arrange for a cleaner to come and help you with the cleaning; you will have to pay the cleaner separately.
There is a washing machine in the house; I can show you how to use it. Please ensure the water connection tap to the washing machine is turned on before you start the machine.
No water down the compost toilet.
No smoking inside the house (fine on the balcony).
As it's a residential neighbourhood, please keep the noise to a respectable level.
No parties without permission.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.