“A trip to Kashmir valley is not complete without a stay in a houseboat. These houseboats are anchored to one side of the lake and they don’t move in water. All basic facilities like electricity, toilets, hot & cold water are available. Each houseboat will have either three or four double bedrooms. There are around 700 houseboats around Srinagar with total capacity of 2750 rooms.
“Our EcoRanchos are well under way to be finished on the exterior and interior (Lime based Plaster). Missing are the stairs (access to the Lofts) and some other details before we proceed with inner finishings and decor. Towards the end of the Video we show also our other two (2) earlier structures (Adobe Staff House and our Majestic Dome). Our Majestic Dome will be completed after the EcoRanchos. A 4th Dome structure and many other Videos can be seen our website.”
Built in 1949, the cabin was managed initially by members of the Outing Club, who were responsible for generating revenue to help defray the cost of building the cabin. During this era students, faculty, and staff were considered cabin members and could obtain the necessary cabin key for free. A community member could bring one guest at a time for a whopping two-dollar fee, and alumni and family members could make special arrangements with the Outing Club Board to stay at the cabin for a dollar. You may remember that candy bars cost about five cents at the time … [they’ve probably gone up a little since then].
“In the next 3 or 4 months I hope to not only complete the aquaponics component of my project, but get one “model” farm stay unit completed (which I intend to test thoroughly by living in it myself for a while).