We are a small family run guesthouse on the outskirts of Shimla town. We opened in 2010 and offer various types of rooms and dormitories as well as a well-equipped common area, Wi-fi lounge, garden, sun deck and dining room for travellers to share their stories. Our operating hours are from 7.30am to 10.30pm.
My parents are retired from their respective government jobs while I am actively involved in the day-to-day management of the guesthouse. We have a regular full-time cook, one part-time cleaning maid and a property caretaker. We also have 3 stray dogs living on the premises.
Help in the house
You may accompany the guests and/or the family members on Cultural, Walking & Sight-Seeing tours.
We are looking for ONE person to stay for a minimum of 1 week.
> Supervising day-to-day cleaning of the rooms by the staff, dusting the rooms and making beds i.e changing the bed-sheets and towels in the rooms. Also, you'll be required to put the dirty clothes/bed linen/towels in the washing machine and put them on the drying line after the machine-wash cycle completes.
The hours are flexible but should average 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. The cleaning staff comes between 9 am - 10am, 1.30pm - 3.30pm and 5pm - 8pm.
Please note: We do not issue any certificate of attendance/volunteer.
English and Hindi
Private Single Bedroom and private washroom/toilet with wall mounted hot/cold shower, western toilet & bidet. You'll also be given daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (Vegetarian Only). The cleaning of the private room and the private washroom is your responsibility.
Breakfast is served from 08:00 - 09:30 AM while the dinner is served from 09:00 - 10:00 PM
We have a TV lounge, a WiFi lounge, a sun deck & a well-kept garden at home. You can also use the dining room, the dining room fridge for stocking food, fruits or drinks & water filter for purified drinking water. A washing machine is available for use after the first week of volunteering. Meals can also be ordered from a nearby restaurant as per their menu prices.
The TV lounge and Wi-fi lounge are open from 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM while the main Guesthouse area is accessible from 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM every day.
Our location is in the suburbs of Shimla town - 1.5 km from the bus stop, 8 Km from the town center, 11 Km from the Shimla Railway Station, 10 Km. from Shimla Old Bus Stand & 15 Km. from the Shimla New Bus Stand also called ISBT Tuttikandi. There are buses, to and from Shimla town, leaving every 10 minutes from the Bus Stop.
There is a Tibetan Monastery and a Hindu temple nearby. A departmental store for daily needs, grocery, and a fruits shop is within walking distance.
LGBTQIPA+ friendly accommodation.
No smoking inside the rooms, toilet or washrooms, please.
You need a valid PassPort and Visa in order to work as a volunteer at our place.
Please DO NOT wash your clothes in the washroom - We face acute water shortage here!
Kindly DO NOT invite strangers into our home/rooms/dorms. Rights of Admission Reserved.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Max. 25 hours/week)