Kaira Bungo Roundhouse near Footsteps Eco-Lodge
Hut hosted by Dr Ken
2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Where you'll sleep
1 queen bed
What this place offers
Free parking on premises
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm
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I am a practicing psychoanalyst and retired psychiatrist and write about psychoanalysis and the arts. My wife and I have two houses, one in Tuscany, Italy, and another in the Gambia. We chose the Italian house because of its location - the incredible views, the comfortable isolation and the friendliness of the local people. When we first saw it, the house was half ruined and hidden in undergrowth, but we always knew it would be alright and we've turned it around and given it a new kind of life. The garden has been a special delight and we've slowly helped it to realise its potential. Everything is changed, of course, from the old smallholding with a well in the middle of what is now the dining room floor, and a place for the animals in what is now our 'utility room', but nevertheless we've tried to create a structure in harmony with its surroundings in which everything is made from the stone in the mountain and the wood of the local chestnut trees. If you appreciate these thoughts, we think you'll enjoy your stay. If you're looking for the bright lights, you'll be disappointed because here there are only the fireflies. We chose the Gambian house for somewhat similar reasons but the initial impulse to go to the Gambia was the proximity of winter sunshine - only a 6 hour flight from the UK. However, we quickly fell in love with the warm and friendly Gambians and after several years have become quite involved with the local community. You cannot go to the Gambia and not be touched by the resilience and friendliness of the people in the face of unrelenting poverty and inevitably it makes you want to help. It is easy, however, to get scammed, and if you want to help, it is generally safer through a project that is up and running. We made several false starts but now have a small charity which has built and runs a nursery school in nearby Sambuyang village. The charity is Gambian registered - Kenali community Schools Trust - and the school with 60children of 4 to 7 is called Kenali Community Nursery School. If you would like to visit, our manager in The Gambia, Omar Touray, will arrange to take you there.
I am a practicing psychoanalyst and retired psychiatrist and write about psychoanalysis and the arts. My wife and I have two houses, one in Tuscany, Italy, and another in the Gambi…
During your stay
We live in the Uk so are not generally available, but Omar, our manager, is always available and at your service.
- Languages: English, Français
- Response rate: 100%
- Response time: within a day
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Things to know
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events