• Do not smoke inside the house or by the staircase
• Only light cooking is allowed
• Keep the noise level down after 9pm
• No events or stag parties of any kind in the house
• Turn off all lights, air-con and appliances before you leave the house
• Do not open any windows or the main door when you use the air-con
• Do not leave the air-con on when you go out
• Do not wear street shoes or sandals in the house (asian culture)
• Do not flush down foreign objects (sanitary pad/tampon/etc.) into the toilet bowl
• No additional guests without prior permission
• Lock the door when you leave the house
Failure to comply with the rules and we will sadly have to deduct from your security deposit.
I believe that homestay allows one to have the most realistic experience in a different country. You get to meet people of a different culture and learn about their lifestyles and habits, and sometimes, the most meaningful and inspiring conversations happen in a language you do not even understand.
Some of my best homestay experiences include living in run-down church in a small village in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and an old farmer's factory-home in a very secluded area in Tai-tung (Taiwan). Of course, this is only unique to me, but extremely ordinary to them.
My life motto is ever-changing, but for now: Live Simply & Frugally, Care For The Environment, Follow Your Bliss!