Coorg homestays in Karnataka, India
How Coorg homestays in Karnataka, India makes a difference
All homes affiliated with us follow environment friendly practices which do not disturb the ecological balance.
Most of the Homestays follow the below mentioned practice:
- The waste segregation is according to the municipality norms which help in proper disposal.
- Most of the Homestays employ water conservation and rain water harvesting.
- A lot of Homestays affiliated to Mahindra Homestays use solar energy to heat water etc. thus conserving electricity.
- We help in training the affiliated Homestay owners in running of a Homestay.
- Using the companyís vast experience in hospitality industry our holidays provide training to the Homestay owners and their staff for the Homestays affiliated to its brand.
- Our homestays are affiliated with family homes where the host family is staying and unlike hotels there is no construction of buildings required for providing the accommodation to the Guests thus preventing pollution.
- The Homestays prepare food mostly from their own plantations or gardens which are organic and there are no harmful chemicals used in growing these which help prevent harmful chemicals being released in the atmosphere.
- In case of rural Homestays at places like Spiti the earnings from Homestays get deposited in a communal fund which is used for compensating the loss of animal stock caused by endangered species like snow leopards, thereby avoiding the community people from hunting animals from such species.
The hosts at Eco have taken up propagating organic farming seriously. They support the local community by selling the local produce like organic rice, coffee and spices to their guests at the homestay. This fetches the farmers better price margins than at the local market prices. This also encourages them to take up organic farming more seriously. They are involved in propagating organic farming practices and constantly strive to educate the farmersí children about farming and resist migrating to urban areas. They contribute to tribal schools both in cash and kind and volunteer at charities.
All the staff employed in the homestay is from the local area. The work in the homestay supplements their income from farming. Som and Chethana also provide vocational training to their staff and to the other others employed in their farms.
As of now Eco Habitat runs on hydro electricity, and Som is currently working on installing solar systems for lighting. For heating and cooking, they use coconut fibres of the farm that is abundant.
All rooms of Eco Habitat are powered either by solar or LED lights. The rooms are airy and well ventilated and therefore require very little artificial lighting and air conditioning. Bio gas is used for cooking and lighting cattle sheds.
Half flushes, showers, and channelized water collection systems help in conservation of water. The septic tank and underground compost is a collection point for organic manure used in the farm. Linen in bedrooms is changed every 3 days. Hand washing is usually done, using lesser water than with a washing machine.
All other Homstays
We pride ourselves in providing alternative earning sources to the local community in the places where the homes are located. The Homestaysí owners employ local people to help them run their Homestays thus creating employment for the local population.
In the case of rural homes, the earnings from the Homestay business provide a major source of income for the home owners. The hosts provide guidance to the Guests for the places to do sightseeing and involve in activities through the local population which ensures the tourists spent to reach the grass root level.
We have a socially responsible tourism as its founding principle. This is reflected in the following benefits of a homestay holiday. Guests staying at a Homestay provide local employment as domestic help to support the running of the homestays are recruited are locally
As many homestays are located in the countryside where additional employment is created.
Coorg homestays in Karnataka, India