Hello everyone! We are Dharmik & Juliette and we are happy to introduce our project Happy Lemon. We started a cozy and ecologically bamboo lodge, directly sited at the bank of the Rapti River. A place covered with heaps of trees, blue skies and endless possibilities.
It’s a place where people can meet fellow conscious travelers or relax and find yourself some alone time.There are good French filter coffee and cold beers available, which will taste even more better while watching the fabulous sun nestling down. Occasionally you'll see a rhino going for it's daily walk on the other side of the river or beautiful birds flying by and Off course Morgan (Croc) busking on the bank right next to lodge.
We started this project in late August 2018 and Juliette and I was setting up every possible thing, as we only had some month together. After this, Juliette has to leave the country due to few circumstances. Since I'm trying to set up things on my own flow and at the same time running the lodge.
At the moment we only got one single bedroom, two double bedrooms, and one bamboo towerroom, two shared bathrooms, a kitchen and a sitting place right at the riverbank. With this all, we came up with the idea to affiliate some booking channels and opening the place for conscious travelers and adventurous globetrotters. So far we already welcomed more than 1500 of these happy Globetrotters. It seems really promising!
The languages we speak together are English and Nepali. We would like to help you learn Nepali, as far as this can be involved into the other activities. And we love to meet new people from all over the world.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Basically, we would be staying & working on our small area near the bank with people from all over the world! There is no other way than having an exchange of cultures.
Sharing our knowledge of how to open and run a community might also be interesting to you, and we're more than happy to guide you if you're interested in running your own project.
At least we try to create consciousness among the travelers who visit our place, because of the current elephant safari's which are still frequently booked by tourists, we try to help people get more in touch with their surroundings and nature. People tend to go for the easier way of booking a jeep safari, instead of going for a jungle walk. By going back to basic and create amazing things from scratch you'll develop your practical skills.
These days we run non-stop around the clock, dividing our attention among millions of things, constantly checking our watches and scrambling for more time. To create things with your bare hands and by simple methods, you'll get in touch again with natures products and beauty. Additionally Dharmik has a lot of knowledge about the wildlife in this area, with the focus on bird-spotting. So gaining more knowledge in these expertise is what we can try to offer you.
Currently we are looking for Carpenter, Roofer, Plumber, Gardener, Electrician, Freelancer Artist for painting & someone with knowledge of locally sustainable eco-construction.
We believed it’s not always easy to run a place by yourself and it’s much more fun working together: we are offering the possibility to help around and leave your personal mark at the place. We are planning to build some eco houses out of bamboo, natural swimming pool out of stones, compost toilet, outdoor shower, retaining walls. So we need someone with skills, ideas, two healthy hands and a bag full enthusiasm 😊
Any others help is also welcome with the garden and all kinds of jobs around the buildings. Additionally you have the creative freedom when you see some possibilities on the premises that we missed. As we’re planning to head towards an eco-friendly place, it would be amazing if you have some background and/-or interest in permaculture or other eco-friendly knowledge.
Furthermore we got good working WIFI, so people are also welcome in case they want to combine digital nomad life with some good old fashioned physical work.
We have simple condition rooms on our bamboo building: two double bedrooms, they contain two beds ( its size is between double and single bed) & one single bed room.
We offer 3 meals a day.
This lush valley of Chitwan is a magical place of wildlife promised land; where dense forests and brilliantly colored grasslands contrast vividly with a dazzling backdrop of snowy Himalayan peaks.
It's an example of ecological successions. Once inhabited by over 11,000 people, the Old Padampur area along with the abandoned farmlands, irrigation canals etc, has become a prime habitat for rhinoceros. Now wildlife sighting is more frequent during the annual grass cutting season in January.
Also, thousands of migratory birds arrive to join the residential birds providing bird watchers with a spectacular view of a variety of birds.
A visit to crocodile breeding center at Kasara (park headquarter), an elephant breeding center at Khorsor near Sauraha, various safaris such as jungle walking, canoeing, (jeep safari), tower night stay on forest, Chitwan hill trek, birding, 20,000 lake biking etc. etc. can be very rewarding and educative.
All these activities depending upon the level of adventure and interests, one can participate in a variety of activities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week