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Farm stay hosted by Basil

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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Surrounded by a 6 acre plantation, your stay will capture your attention with its hums of the trees and the sweet chirping of bird nearby. This house is the best option for families or groups.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV
Indoor fireplace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

7 nights in Idukki

Jan 2, 2023 - Jan 9, 2023

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Where you’ll be

Idukki, Kerala, India

Hosted by Basil

  1. Joined in November 2015
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The year was 2015, and I was doing my MBA. Our family had been going through a rather difficult time, and we were looking at ways to increase our income. The one asset we had was our home, and we wondered how we could utilize it for the purpose.

At first, my family was reluctant to open our home to strangers. But eventually, they saw the sense in home-sharing and agreed to go ahead with the idea. We set up the rooms, making them guest-ready. However, the question of how to bring guests to our home stay remained.

One day my father asked me in despair, “Do you think we would have to wait at bus stations to get tourists?” And that was how it started. Online research showed me dedicated websites that connected homeowners with paid guests. I listed my home with these sites and soon started making money from my unoccupied space. Home-sharing, I realized, was indeed a profitable business and one that can benefit not only travelers but other homeowners like us.

I eventually started working for one of the largest home-sharing platforms which gave me insight into why some owners can make a good income through sharing their homes, while others, even though they offer top-class facilities, don’t get bookings.

From there evolved the idea of Hubloft, a home-sharing service that connects discerning travelers with the right kind of homes and homeowners. Today, Hubloft offers travelers a choice of carefully curated spaces that provide an unmatched hospitality experience, while allowing homeowners to earn an income through sharing their living spaces.
To think that it was a question that started it all!
(Till 2020)

Before Covid, I had a lot of travelers and friends traveling to my place and faced the difficulty of finding a good restaurant/cafe. In 2018, we got to buy a hotel which is in the roadside at the entrance of Kumily. We were not into the restaurant business for that reason we rented out our space to outsiders and for some reason, they were not doing good and got a lot of complaints from our guests. With the help of my elder brother and cousin, worked on a plan for a good resto cafe that can solve the problem of a good restaurant in our place and that's how we came up with the idea of "SORA TTHEKKADY".

Just started 1 month before Covid - 19 hits our country (Jan 30). Stopped operations on March 14th, 2020, and the business shut down for 2 months. We got the order on May 15, 2020, to resume business again with takeaways and deliveries by the time 80% of staff went back to their home and we doesn't have a runway to run the show. 2 staff and my younger brother gave it a try and however we manage to take orders, cooked, and deliver them within 30Km radius. The great advantage we got at that time was the majority of restaurants were closed within a 30km radius and still, people want to order the food. Struggled a bit without taking salaries and paying debts for the opening costs, and electricity bills.

Now, "SORA THEKKADY" is providing jobs for 12 local staff and I am a part of their life. Got 800 reviews online, recommended on Tripadvisor, Justdial, and restaurant guru. Made an online ordering system with the help of 'Fudr' because we don't have Swiggy, Zomato, or other aggregators in our place and still, people want to order food via online.

I always wanted to add value to people and that's how I grow and my company too. The best part is I am having a team now :) (to be continued).
The year was 2015, and I was doing my MBA. Our family had been going through a rather difficult time, and we were looking at ways to increase our income. The one asset we had was o…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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