Our philosophy

Dear Volunteer​, this is a ​home​. It is not a hostel or an hotel, We all share the area and the things, and always leave it nicer than we found it. We also share skills, knowledge and experience, and show respect and love. We come here to learn and grow.

Contribution / Common sense

4 hours per day, 5 days a week​: daily tasks​ ​like housekeeping, cleaning and cooking, building up the house and the community.

9 AM meeting​: be there to discuss as needed and divide up the daily tasks (cleaning, building, cooking…) between the volunteers.

Rs.250 per day​ (6 or 8 days pre-payment required): financial contribution for daily costs (food, gas, water and water filter, wifi, house laundry…).

Check in/out

Check in​ from 1 PM
Check out​ before 10 AM, handover the keys before going In case of an early arrival/departure, tell us the day before


Community kitchen is available 24h with drinking water. We cook and eat lunch & dinner together
You can make your own breakfast (toast, jam, butter, cereal, oats, milk, fruit, tea)


Keep the toilet floor clean and dry toilet paper in the waste basket.

Hot water for shower: 1 bucket for Rs.50

Towel: Rs.50


Smoking is only allowed in the smoking room on the rooftop.


Closing time of the house​:

  • 10 PM Nov-Feb
  • 10 :30 PM Mar-Oct

Close the gate and always lock the entrance doorwith the latch. Contact Shashwat if you are late for some reason.
Valuables are your own responsibility. Carry your own documents and money and leave valuables in lockable room when you go out.

Help us to save energy

Electricity​: turn off the lights and the fans before leaving
Water​: tighten well the taps, re-use waste water from water filter
Waste​: reduce and segregate

Shared room care

Ask for clean bed sheet and pillow cover (free), blanket available for rent (Rs. 50). Give all back to Shashwat before leaving.
Keep it clean and tidy, any time a new volunteer can come

Any question for your journey?

See the Frequently Asking Questions and the map of Varanasi on the floor’s wall

Free wifi

Password: checkoutat10
Please do not download movies or videos