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Five Seasons | Eco Retreat | Harmony
Five Seasons | Eco Retreat | Harmony
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A cozy setting in a friendly & vibrant neighborhood where time stands still & you experience The Five Seasons House charm and India in a nut shell.
Five private boutique rooms with a perfect balance of light,air & sound provide an off the grid experience.

The space

“Everything in the Five Seasons House bursts with the promise of sustainable living that nourishes the earth, home and self."
By Usha Hariprasad at The Alternative ~
"The energetic and effervescent Vijay Dutt, owner of the home says," I wish to spread the message of energy conservation, food security, saying no to plastic, car-pooling, cycling to work, water stewardship, tree adoption etc and adopt values such as compassion towards stray animals, all of them using my home as the axis."
The Alternative ~

Guest access

• Complimentary amenities: High Speed WiFi Fiber Internet, Continental/South Indian Breakfast (8 AM to 11 AM daily), HDMI cable
• Chargeable amenities: Room and Bathroom cleaning with linen change during the stay, Paddle Pool & Jacuzzi (Advance booking is required), Cable TV (kindly inform few days prior to your arrival), Toilet kit
• Guests have access to the following areas: books section, patio, gym, terrace, shared kitchen, Co-work Zone, Wine cellar, Art & creative Zone, Laundry Room. Note: Some areas might be under renovation during your visit and hence, will not be available.

Interaction with guests

As much as the guest is comfortable with.We are down to earth, humble and a friendly family.

Other things to note

Five Seasons was rebuilt & re-purposed, brick by brick, with every inch of wood and metal recycled. The house took nearly five years to complete, all because, Pilgrim India Foundation believed that love's labour was not going to be lost at the Dutt's old family home.

The result is a painstakingly handcrafted home with creative nooks and corners that make you pause and re-look at sustainable living with fresh new eyes. There is the wasted metal and wood that has been turned into candle holders, old speaker metal parts that now function as ceilings, creaking water pipes which hold food on the dining table, old upholstery which is now the roof of the security cabin – every piece of furniture, wall and foundation in Vijay Dutt's home for all seasons has a story to tell and a message to (website hidden)-using everything in sight

Pilgrim India Foundation at Dutt's residence practises the 3Rs of waste management to the T. Outside the home you can see the majestic Ficus Elastica. You will never guess that it was a dump yard earlier and that the foundation adopted the tree, cleared out the dump, built a fence and using old tyres, left over paint and waste mud, created a mini rock garden.

The house blends seamlessly with its surroundings – it almost seems like an extension of the greenery outside. There is a perfect balance between light and air at the entry and exit of the hallway giving the impression that there is a connect indoors and outdoors; the squirrels get duped and run to and fro in to the house. At the entrance you can also glimpse a fascinating recycled artwork made from the spare parts of an ambassador car.

The living room is almost carbon free with its recycled furniture and up-cycled upholstery and the feeling permeates as you go through the house -through the organic furnishings, a recycled dog house, old trunks, re-purposed stone slabs, furniture made from water hyacinth, all vying for attention. The Dutt family has spent years in the handicraft and handloom sector, a deep knowledge they bring to the design sensibilities inside the house.

Sharing the joys of earth-friendly living
The fruits of a sustainable life are too precious to be enjoyed alone, say the family – parts have been let out by Pilgrim India as a community center to encourage a holistic lifestyle encompassing art, health, food along with spiritual sessions like a Satsang, yoga, mediation, community gathering for contemplation etc..
Core Initiatives at Five Seasons House:

[Pilgrim India Foundation](IT 80G) was established in 2004, at Rabindranath Tagore Nagar, Bangalore and is an environment minded N.G.O with many earth initiatives at its core. Our five rooms for home stay help fund our foundation activities. Stay and Help!

A vision to have community coordinators all over India,a model facilitating the free flow of goods & services on a 'fair-trade' & 'share-for-sure' basis is waiting to be launched with the co-work model,where we have individual curators & promote crowd sourcing.


Extra people £6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £6
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 4PM
Check out by 10AM

* Original valid ID proof and one photocopy to be submitted at the time of check in, guest book to be signed with residential address, email and mobile details - contact person details in case of an emergency.
* As you will be living on a home stay basis basic decency will be expected. In case of late nights beyond 11.00 pm, kindly intimate so that the guard can be informed to open up the gate etc. This precaution is for your safety. Room dustbin has to be kept outside after dry and wet segregation. Shared kitchen should be in the same condition as you find it after you have used it.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Raajeev User Profile
November 2016
Had an excellent stay with Mr Duty and family. very comfortable room and location. Mr Duty and his family were very nice and went out of the way to make stay comfortable. Looking forward to coming back again during next trip. Special Love to the Puppy.

V212p User Profile
June 2016
The stay was comfortable and as close to a home-like atmosphere as possible.

Bijeta User Profile
June 2016
Beautiful Home. Both Karishma and Vijay were very warm and welcoming. I was on a business travel so did not get much time to spent with them. But the stay was very comfortable.

Lucia User Profile
October 2015
Vijay is a great host. The room is very nice and comfortable, clean and fresh. His family is very welcoming. Vijay showed me the neighborhood, places to eat, to shop, and so on. He also helped me with the taxis and tuk tuks. I stayed there for one week in his house since I was participating in a workshop. I am very glad I stayed in his house. It was my fist time using airbnb and was a great experience.

Roberto User Profile
September 2015
Vijay was very engaged from the beginning of my booking and prior to my arrival in Bangalore. He was very welcoming and took the time to make me feel at home. He even went a step further and provided me with assistance on how to travel in Bangalore and get to places I needed to get to, and even arranged a taxi trip to Cant train station for departure train. The pictures of the house are very accurate and the rooms are very comfortable. There are consistent power outages in Bangalore, but Vijay's place never lacked hot water, electricity and wifi. During times I would rest at the hotel, Vijay and his family always made the effort to engage and speak with me.

Puneet Kumar User Profile
August 2015
Nice and good place to stay

Pascale User Profile
July 2015
I had a very pleasant stay at the five season house. Comfortable, welcoming, nice decoration, proximity to nature (a luxe in a big city like Bangalore) and nice neighborhood. Vijay and his family are very nice people, always ready to have a chat and help. I felt home.

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Bangalore, IndiaJoined in April 2014
Vijay User Profile

Fun loving world traveller. Having experienced all aspects of life at close quarters, I wish to share the same.
Come and experience the
Fifth Season of Joy.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Hindi, Punjabi
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Response time: within an hour

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