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ARULVILLE : Far from the Madding Crowd

Earth house hosted by Anthony
12 guests5 bedrooms12 beds5 bathrooms
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An iconic, architectural Farmhouse. On the Chennai-Pondy ECR. About 85 kms from Chennai. And 50 kms north of Pondichéry. Amidst rich greenery. Built space In perfect sync with nature. Exclusive accommodation. One group at a time. As purse-friendly as it is eco-friendly. Ideal quiet place to rejuvenate or work away from the madding crowd !

The space
ARULVILLE. Iconic Private farmhouse. On 2000 year old historic island. Rural setting. Famous for its Indigenous Architecture. In sync with nature. Historical spaces nearby. Accessible by Express Highway. Pondicherry 40 kms to the south. Chennai 80kms to the north. Mahabalipuram (40 kms), Dutch Fort at Sadras (30 kms). 1000 year old Thiruvidanthai temple (50 kms). Sultan's Fort ruins at Alhambra (10 kms)

Guest access
Entire space of about 22000 sft of land, with over 100 trees. Access to fresh catch of fish, prawns, crabs etc. Tasty and simple South Indian food. Noise free.

Other things to note
Arulville
Guide Book for Valued Guests
Welcome to Arulville, the holistic, ecofriendly, and sustainable farmhouse. Far from the madding crowd. But near enough to Bangalore, Chennai and Pondicherry. We have had the pleasure of hosting valuable guests from as far as Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, Italy Malaysia, New Zealand, who complimented its simplicity and sustainability.
Arulville is an iconic combination of Art and Architecture, of the Indigenous kind. Anthony Raj, just a layman architecture enthusiast, founded of the Centre for Indigenous Architecture. CFIA’s mission is to showcase the beauty and the benefits of indigenous architecture.
The Media has called Arulville “An Ode to Indigenous Architecture”. “Where Architecture Meets Spirituality”, “Simple, Sensible and Sustainable”. We would very much like you to appreciate these aspects of Arulville during your stay. In particular, please try to reduce your use of throwaway plastics and non-biodegradable goods.
You will observe that, despite of the absence of air-conditioning, the buildings in the campus remain cool, even in the middle of the hot and humid South Indian summer. This adds to your physical comfort and mental wellbeing.
Arulville has been developed as an Abode of Peace and a nature-blessed Regenerative Campus. We would request you to submit yourself to a digital and physical detox during your stay, and count your blessings. One reason, we do not offer Wifi.
There are a few manmade waterbodies to keep the campus naturally cool, taking into account the local wind patterns. We also avoided building a swimming pool, which is not a very eco-friendly and sustainable facility given the water-scarce Tamilnadu.
We offer a simple and simple kitchen where you can cook the food of your choice. There is no canteen. But we can help you outsource the best quality food, if you prefer to just rest and laze around.
Welcome to a peaceful, rejuvenating and soul-touching stay at Arulville. Enjoy its simplicity and exclusivity. God bless.
An iconic, architectural Farmhouse. On the Chennai-Pondy ECR. About 85 kms from Chennai. And 50 kms north of Pondichéry. Amidst rich greenery. Built space In perfect sync with nature. Exclusive accommodation. One group at a time. As purse-friendly as it is eco-friendly. Ideal quiet place to rejuvenate or work away from the madding crowd !

The space
ARULVILLE. Iconic Private farmhouse. On 2000 y…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 3 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 3 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
High chair
Essentials
Dedicated workspace
Free on-street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Ancient rural country. Extremely fertile land. Simple village folks. Minimalistic and iconic architecture. Featured widely in the media as "An Ode to Indigenous Architecture ". Welcome to the Rejuvenating Environment and Architecture.
Anthony

Hosted by Anthony

Joined in November 2016
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Arulville was designed and constructed by me, although am just a retired layman architecture enthusiast. I have nearly 50 years of experience in corporate management. I also edited India's leading business and investment magazines. I quit corporate life in 2011, to pursue Indigenous Architecture as a soul satisfying hobby.
Arulville was designed and constructed by me, although am just a retired layman architecture enthusiast. I have nearly 50 years of experience in corporate management. I also edited…
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House rules
Check-in: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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