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Another view of the roomSEWA office entrance
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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This homestay is a part of Hum Sab Ek hain (We are One) initiative of SEWA. SEWA organizes self-employed women workers in the informal economy towards two major goals of full employment and self-reliance.

The community learning centre at Dhrangadhra is our home, a part of the larger SEWA family. It represents 50,000 salt-pan workers working in the Little Rann of Kutch. Enjoy traditional Gujarati meals cooked by us, experience the rural way of life and visit the Little Rann of Kutch.

The space

The house has very spacious and well ventilated rooms accompanied by:
• Beds, Chairs and a table
• Cupboards for keeping your essentials and clothes
• Television for your entertainment
• Air conditioner
• Attached bathroom and toilet
• Spacious courtyard in the premises to relax
• Parking space
Relish the delectable Gujarati cuisine served along with this. A detailed food menu is attached in the photos section of this listing.

Guest access

You will have your separate set of keys to access the home.
You can also have access to the verandah.
You can also visit the office of SEWA which is in the same premises where you can interact with the officials to find many initiatives taken by them to empower women.

Other things to note

Nayanaben is the local Coordinator and stays in Dhrangadhra town and manages the Community Learning Centre. Also there is a local team of 15 community organisers.

A care taker will stay at the centre along with you to facilitate your stay. You can reach her any time of the day.

For more information please refer the detailed travel brochure attached in the photos section of this listing.

Air conditioning

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM

No drinking
No non-veg food allowed inside the house


2 Reviews

Sourabh User Profile
July 2017
Naynaben is part of the movement called SEWA - to change quality of life of woman in rural India . It needs to be supported and appreciated - if you want to understand rural India , then it is a good place to stay. When we reached her place it was raining so heavily, there was disruption of power supply in that area. (But her house has all adequate facilities to live comfortably and there is an AC too. However approach road to her house is not good during rainy season). So she made arrangements to another house in that area (Minaxiben) which is also in airbnb. But in her house the facilities were being upgraded and were under construction. We had nice dinner (Gujarati food) in their house and felt their warmth. We finally slept in Sobhnaben's house which is also in airbnb. The facilities in her room is quite basic unlike Naynaben's house. But it has a wonderful terrace which made all the difference to us. There is no AC. Since they are new to Airbnb - I am sure they will upgrade the facility in future (as per my advice). We were provided with nice breakfast too in Sobhnaben's house. However bathroom is neat and clean and has commode in both the houses. However approach road of Sobhnaben and Minaxiben is good. But facility wise Naynaben's house is the best of the lot. Naynaben in fact took us to local artisan's house and also to a stone quarry. Since Salt season ends in May - we could not see that - although they wanted to show that in our next visit. They also wanted to arrange some local dance for us by the woman of SEWA - but we had to skip it for lack of time. Overall it was an interesting experience. I recommend you to stay with them and with more experience, I am sure they will provide better facilities. It is a wonderful way to understand the rural Gujarat and a great job done by SEWA without any Govt help (at least that is what I understood). She however needs to correct the direction of her home. It is at Sudama Park, near Kashivishwanth temple, Behind Melana Medan

Balaraju User Profile
June 2017
Very tasty and superb variety of food specially dinner, Very comfortable stay, Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are very spacious, homely and are kept very clean. Enjoyed our stay. Thank you

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Interaction with guests

We stay in the same house. You can call out to us any time of the day.
We can share stories of the life in the desert areas, of salt workers, and of the villages. We can also share information on the attractions in the neighbourhood, the local communities and their traditions.

Please join us in pottery making, traditional stone-carving work and our traditional folk dance “Hudo”. You will love the traditional food and the natural surroundings. We can also help you plan desert safaris and tours in the Wild Ass Sanctuary!

About Naynaben

I was working part-time at an embroidery workshop to support my education when my friend Yogini introduced me to SEWA(Self Employed Women’s Association) which I then joined as a Coordinator. SEWA organizes self-employed women workers across 13 Indian States in the informal economy towards two major goals of full employment and self-reliance in India.

Initially, my SEWA jobs helped me complete my education. But since then, I have become a part of the SEWA family for the last 18 years. I help women find solutions to the problems regarding their work, be it government associations, loans or technology related queries. I initiate partnerships with the private and government sector organizations whenever we require any support. My husband works in a workshop and has always supported me at every step.

I am managing the Airbnb accommodation at the DhrangadhraCommunity center. It represents 50,000 salt-pan workers in the Little Rann of Kutch. Come stay with us and immerse yourself in the Gujarati way of life. Experience the local art and interact with the local communities!

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Response time: within an hour

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