HOW OUR ECO-FRIENDLY MUD HOUSES AND TREE HOUSES WERE CREATED
The vision of Saraya’s guest accommodation was inspired and influenced by the landscape which it sits within, and the materials that were directly available to us. Many of the construction materials are natural, such as mud, clay, bamboo and leaves.
We offer our guests two types of eco-stay/natural living accommodation- mud houses and tree houses. We built these structures around the existing trees on the land, keeping the environment intact, and incorporating the plant life into our living spaces.
The workforce that built our accommodation was comprised of members from all over India, which resulted in a rich culmination of knowledge of, and experience in traditional building methods and the construction of sustainable living environments.
The 3 tree houses are completely elevated structures, made from bamboo and woven wood. Even all of our door handles, windows and other featured furniture are made from natural materials like tree branches or palm, or from recycled or reclaimed items.
Each guest house features a roof made from recycled tetra pack compressed corrugated sheets and is necessary to protect our guests from certain harsh weather conditions that can be a part of everyday life at particular times of the year in Goa.
Each of our houses is designed to be an interesting and inspiring space, whilst offering the common amenities of any hotel and the excitement of being at one with nature.
Our natural living accommodation features four mud houses. The design of each house is intrinsically linked to a large palm tree, which is often the main support for the structure, linking each house to its natural environment through necessity and thankfulness. Traditional building methods have been employed to create the mud walls of the mud houses.
Inside each mud house, there is smooth coloured clay flooring, a double bed complete with mosquito net, bespoke shelving made from local wood and tree branches, and a simple bathroom with a bath and shower and upcycled sink. The tree houses feature a bamboo ladder staircase up to each property, and a balcony, also constructed of bamboo, where guests can sit and gaze over the local scenery, featuring woodlands and paddy fields.
There is communal seating in the accommodation area where guests can unwind, relax, work or play, and guests are also welcome to walk up the main house where the art gallery is located and spend their time there, or sit by our meditation pond, which is a great place to sit in reflection during the afternoon, and maybe dip your feet in the water as fish swim by.
Cafe | Hot Shower/Bath | Free Wi-Fi | Double Bed Suites
Community Spaces | Workshops/Art Centre | Peaceful Location