We have tried to make Abode as authentic as possible with almost everything sourced in India. We’ve also found wonderful local artisans to help us make our vision of the hotel come true. It wasn’t easy… Many things would have been cheaper and quicker to get abroad but we believe passionately in supporting local manufacturers, skills and production techniques as well as reducing our impact on the planet.
In the café, we have adapted many dishes to use local, seasonal ingredients. This makes our food fresher and healthier as well as reducing your impact on the planet.
We have state of the art air conditioning units that reduce emissions. Wherever possible, power saver light bulbs have been used, in order to bring down consumption.
Cement tile floors keep the downstairs spaces cool by absorbing heat in the day using the principle known as thermal mass.
EMPOWERING LOCAL WOMEN
Our car service is provided by women from Mumbai (who in many cases are single mothers and the sole earners in their family). Where possible, we help them to own their own cars and become self-sufficient.