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The Earth House

An Offgrid Mud House In Mountains

Chandpur, Palampur
Stays > Homestay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
Amidst a blessed landscape is The Earth House – made completely of bamboo, mud and slate stone designed by architects in love with the traditional style, completely in sync with nature and a pretty sight to behold. Come over to spend a weekend, a week, or even a month. We promise you’ll start to belong. A quick walk down the hillside from the village are wide open fields, with a glacier-fed stream – the Awa Khud – flowing alongside brings you to this rustic and charming homestay.

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This Vacation - Do Nothing!

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The Earth House
Hushed in the ranges of Dhauladar, and with no sign of civilization, it's an ideal retreat to simply do nothing!
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Picnic Time
The caretakers are always available. So whatever and whenever you want something, delicacies shall come your way fresh out of the kitchen!
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Explore The Unknown
The peace sees no bounds here, go for a walk in the fields and be completely recharged.
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Muddy Rooms
Everything is covered in the price, from your drinks and snacks to full-fledged meals and nature walks.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Check out the idea of a do-nothing vacation with The Earth House.
  • You have a total of 6 rooms in an ecological-conscious building.
  • An in-house kitchen and local staff who will be there at your service permanently.

Where is this?

  • Under the mighty Dhauladhars in Himachal lies a small, quiet village of Chandpur, 5km from the Palampur town, tucked away behind the Holta Army station – away from traffic, tourists and crowds.
  • Palampur is lesser-known, quieter and more fun than the very popular and overcrowded Dharamshala close by, but full of experiences you’ll love – from the Andretta pottery and art gallery, to paragliding at Bir-Billing.

With whom?

  • It's a shared homestay.
  • One room shall be booked under your name.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Your food is covered.
  • Enjoy unlimited tea/non-packaged juices and snacks whenever your tummy grumbles.
  • Walks and treks around the property, bonfire, use of the library etc. is included.

Things to remember

  • You'll have to pay additionally for some outsider activities in the region.

Something unique

The place is completely offbeat and off-grid! So much so, that even the electricity here is totally dependent on Solar.

Tips from insiders

  • The Earth House is situated in a valley where you have to walk about 200mtrs from the parking through the fields to reach the property.
  • The kitchen here works throughout the day!