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THE CHALET

Earth house hosted by Arvind
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the earth house to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets or parties.
××× A RECENT GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION HAS MADE A MANDATORY RTPCR REPORT MANDATORY TO ENTER HIMACHAL PRADESH ×××
Situated at an altitude of 1,927 meters a simple and elegant home carefully crafted with wood and local mud mixed with cow dung and pine needles giving you a feel of rural himachal with a breath-taking view of Kasauli and adjoining mountains.The Chalet is also a home to artists, film makers, writers and like minded people who have become a family.

The space
AS QUOTED BY A GUEST
"When a friend of mine posted some pics about this amazing place on her page, I fell in love with this place even before going there. Even though it was super cold, sitting on the beautiful private balcony of our room, with great view in front on me, was simply stunning. The full homestay is well maintained, with great respect of the natural environment and I really liked all the little details of the furnishing and decortions. Arvind, is so caring, nice and always present without being intrusive." The chalet with its location enables us to create solace and tranquility for our guests. It is surrounded by lush green trees wild flowers and a large garden, a tree house and a green house where we grow organic vegetables for our guests. We generate our own solar electricity and also recycle the waste grey water of our homestay in order to conserve the Kasauli enviorenment. Sourcing food locally from the farmers is something we pride ourselves on. The food for our kitchen is largely bought from the surrounding villages and our menu is based on sustainability and seasonality.The food we serve is based on the fresh ingredients and healthy without compromising on flavour. We try to give a flavour of the food of Himachal and its distinct dishes. We strictly cook food in brass and cast iron vessels to prevent chemical reactions not compromising with health.

Guest access
There is a machan admist the trees where you can enjoy a warm cup of coffee. We live in the house you are staying in, so you will meet us daily - we will give you our phone numbers and are available to answer questions and share tips about the local area. We are very happy to help where we can! We are a part of the forest around us and this means our home is a home to the wilderness dwellers too. You may encounter monkeys, insects, messes, bees, spiders, ants, snakes, etc. depending on the season. There is also the soothing Koyal's song in the mornings along with a few honks down the road.

Other things to note
***** (WE SERVE SIMPLE BASIC HOME COOKED VEGETARIAN FOOD & NON VEG CAN BE ARRANGED FROM OUTSIDE) ****
*** Do try our organic jaggery tea and jaggery coffee and ginger lemon honey tea ***

CHECK IN TIME WOULD BE AT 1:30 PM AND CHECK OUT TIME IS AT SHARP 11:00 AM.
You would be staying with the host family so please maintain the sanctity of the place .

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE POLICY:
Check in - 1300 Hours Early arrival is subject to availability.
For guaranteed early check-in, reservation needs to be made starting from the previous night.
Check-Out - 1100 Hours
××× A RECENT GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION HAS MADE A MANDATORY RTPCR REPORT MANDATORY TO ENTER HIMACHAL PRADESH ×××
Situated at an altitude of 1,927 meters a simple and elegant home carefully crafted with wood and local mud mixed with cow dung and pine needles giving you a feel of rural himachal with a breath-taking view of Kasauli and adjoining mountains.The Chalet is also a home to artists, film makers, writers…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pay TV
Iron
Hangers
Heating
TV with Standard cable
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India

We relie on solar energy to meet our lighting and mobile charging requirements. Our Home stay compost its kitchen waste, recycles sewage water, and uses LED lights to reduce power consumption, among many eco-friendly measures.

“I want to discourage guests from remaining confined in their rooms and glued to the television during their vacation. They should instead explore kasauli, take hikes amidst nature, and absorb it as much as they can. “You have these luxuries in the urban setup, but what difference is there if you do the same when you’re surrounded by nature?”
“The entire homestay is inspired by local pahari architecture and use double thick walls with no RCC roofs. The rock and mud walls were made entirely by locals of the village community, using interlocking bricks and least concrete.”
The rooms have been designed in a way that they are appropriately ventilated and exploit maximum natural light, hence reducing the burden on electricity during the day time. The mud walls, which helps in cooling, and in turn helps reduce the carbon footprint.

The cobbled pathways allow the rainwater to seep through them, which recharges the groundwater level.
Local trees and biodiversity gardens planted on the premises allow small fauna to survive.Kitchen waste and organic material is converted to use as compost.Rainwater harvesting system has been installed in all major areas of the property, and there is also a grey water recycling unit on the premises. The plantation of high trees around the rooms provides natural cooling.
The wastewater is treated using root zone technology. It is a natural method to treat sewage where plants purify the water using microbes.
Degradable and biodegradable waste segregation. The reason for such adherence come as the homestay is graced by the presence of a variety of birds, and other wildlife. “Even the howling of the Hyena and the growl of the leopard is never too far away,” Our motto is to imbibe values of sustainability and bring people close to nature. Humans must learn how to coexist with and respect the environment. This is my attempt to help them understand the same.”

Hosted by Arvind

Joined in August 2015
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I want to discourage guests from remaining confined in their rooms and glued to the television during their vacation. They should instead explore kasauli, take hikes amidst nature, and absorb it as much as they can. “You have these luxuries in the urban setup, but what difference is there if you do the same when you’re surrounded by nature?” “The entire homestay is inspired by local pahari architecture and use double thick walls with no RCC roofs. The rock and mud walls were made entirely by locals of the village community, using interlocking bricks and least concrete.” The rooms have been designed in a way that they are appropriately ventilated and exploit maximum natural light, hence reducing the burden on electricity during the day time. The mud walls, which helps in cooling, and in turn helps reduce the carbon footprint.
I want to discourage guests from remaining confined in their rooms and glued to the television during their vacation. They should instead explore kasauli, take hikes amidst nature,…
During your stay
I am always available to my guests with just a phone call away. Wether it be regarding any help or places to visit around Kasauli. Help us save water and electricity.
- Do not waste water.
- Switch off the geyser after use.
Reusable bags/paper bags/items. Ours is an eco-friendly place, kindly help us by not bringing plastic items inside the property.


Home cooked food is served to our guests and on Request we make you a local himachali dinner & breakfast with herbal tea, homemade Jam. Pls note that the kitchenette is only for warming the food and not for cooking purpose.
I am always available to my guests with just a phone call away. Wether it be regarding any help or places to visit around Kasauli. Help us save water and electricity.
- Do n…
Arvind is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
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Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Cancellation policy