Homestay

The homestay is located in the village of Diezephe, which was already a wooden handicraft hub. A weaving hub has also slowly emerged in Diezephe and the nearby villages when Exotic Echo started engaging in activities in 2008. Diezephe village is just 13 km from the city of Dimapur, which is the commercial hub of Nagaland. Dimapur is connected by Indigo and Air India to Kolkata and Delhi, by train and road to all major centers of India via Guwahati in Assam.


‘Weaver’s Place Homestay’ is the brand name of the homestay option offered by EXOTIC ECHO, which is the parent organization. The ‘Weaver's Place Homestay’ is a resultant offshoot of this loin loom textile weaving revival project. The idea gradually evolved from Aug 2012, when the co-partners and co-founding families of the project started construction of a huge single bamboo hut on stilts to give the discerning traveler, the naturalist, or a lover of textiles a place to stay in an immersive environment. The first bamboo hut was completed in Jan 2013 and hosted its first guests in Feb 2013.

Over the years plus, the homestay complex has grown and now has One bungalow style bamboo machan on stilts; Three Independent Mud and Bamboo cottages; Four Brick, Wood and Bamboo rooms; and Ten Camping tents. It is registered as a homestay with the Nagaland Tourism Board and can accommodate up to 60 guests just in case school or college students want to partake this unique experience. The facility usually caters to a small number of guests so that NO SUSTAINED pressure is brought to bear on the land leading to excessive groundwater exploitation which would affect the existing ecological balance.

‘Weavers Place Homestay’ compound has now hosts the 'International Loin loom Festival' between 6th to 10th of December every year. This festival tries to bring together the loin loom and other weavers from around the world to showcase their weaving. Textile and travel enthusiasts from around the world travel to be a part of this festival.

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AO Hut
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