Shared Dorm @ Terra-Khaya

5.0

Shared room in earth house hosted by Terra-Khaya

10 guests, 1 bedroom, 10 beds, 4.5 shared baths
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Our Dorm is a "wattle & daub" African style rondavel structure, with big windows and a high roof. With it's mud walls, clay floor and thatch roof, it is warm in winter and cool during the heat of summer. The dorm sleeps 8 downstairs and has a private loft area upstairs that sleeps 2. The large east facing window captures the beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and breath-awakening sunrises.

The space
Off the beaten track, off the grid and off the hook, Terra-Khaya is a vibrant mountain-top sanctuary high in the hills of Hogsback. A warm welcome awaits wild wanderers, families and conscious explorers in our creative and comfy eco-lodge; built from nature, recycled materials and passion. Enjoy good times & healthy cooking in our permaculture paradise – run on renewable energy and vibrant community

Please note that as this is an eco-friendly family and traveler’s lodge which is also 100% off the grid!We do not have any electrical plug points in the rooms and there are no TV’s. There are solar generated plug points for computers & phones in the communal area.The hot bath/showers and composting toilets (modern-day long-drops) are a short distance from the rooms.Our accommodation and camping is a short walk from the car park and the terrain is undulating and hilly.Although our alternate method of living is simple and unconventional, we have not compromised on comfort, flair and style.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds, 1 couch
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hosted by Terra-Khaya

  1. Joined in August 2016
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During your stay

Terra-Khaya was founded in March 2010 on Chillington Farm in Hogsback. The Backpackers, as an eco-friendly sustainable project, is an experimental venture that flagships the ethos of life “off the grid”. We aim, through our methods of living and building, to be an example to both our visitors and locals, that conscious living and respect for Mother Earth is something that is mutually simple and rewarding.

All our comfortable accommodation & buildings are constructed using a blend of eco-friendly, creative, innovative, modern design and traditional building techniques.

We ask that our guests walk lightly, by respecting our principles and practices that help us preserve our environment, respect the land and our local community. Through conscious living, creativity, education and willpower, change can happen and will have positive effects on our planet and our lives.

We are energized to share our way of life and experiences with you and hopefully share some interesting ideas, insights and knowledge together.

We welcome you to Terra-Khaya, our ‘Earth Home Project’ and trust that you will enjoy your stay with us, be inspired by our contributions to our beautiful Mother Earth and leave with a sense of expanded love for all life.

Please note that as this is an eco-friendly backpackers and we are 100% off the grid, we do not have any electrical plug points in the rooms and there are no computer or TV facilities. The ablutions and toilets are all outside and our hot water and stove are heated off fires from the wattle trees that by law, we have to reduce in numbers. Although our alternate method of living is simple and unconventional, we have not compromised on comfort, flair and style.

We warmly encourage guests to join us for meals. By eating communally, we get to spend time with each other, meet new people, share ideas and learn about our various cultures.

Food that is prepared in larger quantities saves recourses, which of course, is another big bonus. When produce is harvested on the farm or bought in bulk, we reduce the amount of packaging that is brought onto the premises and therefore have less waste to manage. When washing up all at once, fewer detergents are used and less water is required.

If you do bring your own food to Terra-Khaya, please be conscious about the amount of wrapping that is used in the packaging; the less wrapping the less garbage to try and manage.

We do not have a bar on the premises, however we do keep a few beers, wines, whisky and cool drinks in stock. It is recommended that you bring your own booze with you but please be conscious when buying; for example: the bottles from quarts of beer can be returned at the bottle store for a refunded deposit.
Terra-Khaya was founded in March 2010 on Chillington Farm in Hogsback. The Backpackers, as an eco-friendly sustainable project, is an experimental venture that flagships the ethos…
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House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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