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Be Ahimsa

What is Ahimsa?

Ahimsa is the universal principle of non-violence and compassion; a cardinal virtue held across many cultures and peoples. The basic premise is that all living beings are a spark of divine energy. For this reason, we believe in refraining from causing unnecessary harm to others and to self. To be Ahimsa in our thoughts and action is our motto.

What is Ahimsabnb?

Ahimsabnb is a service platform that helps connect hosts and guests by facilitating the listing of properties, places, and services with bookings and reviews. We offer an online place dedicated to community building, opportunity, exchange, and fairness for all. Ahimsabnb promotes and protects the health, wellbeing, togetherness, and the prosperity of all its members.

A peek into our soul.

1. Security & Freedom

With proper planning and qualified assistance anything is possible. Security and freedom can coexist and complement each other. An individual should not have to refrain from going on their next adventure due to perceived constraints.

2. Health & Compassion

Compassion and health go hand in hand. A compassionate mind makes for a healthy body, and vice-versa. Becoming a vegan or vegetarian is a good start to great health and peace of mind both for ourselves and humanity.

3. Knowledge & Humility

Everyone wants knowledge, but humility is essential for acquiring knowledge. Those who do acquire knowledge also practice humility because they understand that learning and applying is a continuous process.

4. Beauty & Simplicity

It is the simple that produces the marvelous. With that in mind, one can design living spaces and their surroundings each with a unique personality and flavor. Everything we need is already in our hands, let us think simple and beautiful. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

5. Organization & Creativity

Creativity is the production of high quality, original, and elegant solutions. To be creative and organized at the same time may appear challenging, but the combination of both can bring amazing results. Brainstorming with methodical approaches can make miracles.

6. Love & Strength

Love is the true feeling of connection between people and things. When connected to others, we can be ready to share joys and burdens with each other, and as a result we feel empowered and capable of achieving anything. Love wins all and strength keeps us united.

7. Respect & Courage

Respect builds friendships and courage builds self-respect. When sacrificing for the principles and ideas we believe in, our self-respect increases. Responding with dignity and in a respectful manner may be considered the ultimate display of human expression.

8. Resourcefulness & Happiness

Things don’t make us happy, people do, and our resourcefulness helps. Being satisfied with the gift of life and sharing its great moments with others can make us a lot happier than owning wealth or riches.

9. Prosperity & Generosity

There is one who gives yet increases, and there is one who withholds but loses. Generosity is the secret to prosperity. Here we share from our heart and good feelings. True prosperity can only be achieved by being sincere and generous, and not withholding more than what is right.

A peek into our soul.

1. Security & Freedom

With proper planning and qualified assistance anything is possible. Security and freedom can coexist and complement each other. An individual should not have to refrain from going on their next adventure due to perceived constraints.

2. Health & Compassion

Compassion and health go hand in hand. A compassionate mind makes for a healthy body, and vice-versa. Becoming a vegan or vegetarian is a good start to great health and peace of mind both for ourselves and humanity.

3. Knowledge & Humility

Everyone wants knowledge, but humility is essential for acquiring knowledge. Those who do acquire knowledge also practice humility because they understand that learning and applying is a continuous process.

4. Beauty & Simplicity

It is the simple that produces the marvelous. With that in mind, one can design living spaces and their surroundings each with a unique personality and flavor. Everything we need is already in our hands, let us think simple and beautiful. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

5. Organization & Creativity

Creativity is the production of high quality, original, and elegant solutions. To be creative and organized at the same time may appear challenging, but the combination of both can bring amazing results. Brainstorming with methodical approaches can make miracles.

6. Love & Strength

Love is the true feeling of connection between people and things. When connected to others, we can be ready to share joys and burdens with each other, and as a result we feel empowered and capable of achieving anything. Love wins all and strength keeps us united.

7. Respect & Courage

Respect builds friendships and courage builds self-respect. When sacrificing for the principles and ideas we believe in, our self-respect increases. Responding with dignity and in a respectful manner may be considered the ultimate display of human expression.

8. Resourcefulness & Happiness

Things don’t make us happy, people do, and our resourcefulness helps. Being satisfied with the gift of life and sharing its great moments with others can make us a lot happier than owning wealth or riches.

9. Prosperity & Generosity

There is one who gives yet increases, and there is one who withholds but loses. Generosity is the secret to prosperity. Here we share from our heart and good feelings. True prosperity can only be achieved by being sincere and generous, and not withholding more than what is right.

Diet

The following choices are required for each listing on Ahimsabnb.

➾ 100% Vegan

Plant-based foods only, excluding all foods of animal origin, such as meat, milk, cheese, and yogurt. All animal products are strictly prohibited.

➾ 100% Vegetarian

Food based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk and dairy products. Meat of any kind, fish or eggs, is not allowed.

➾ 100% Vegetarian & Vegan

Food based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk and dairy products. It also includes vegan dairy alternatives. Meat of any kind, fish or eggs, is not allowed.

➾ Semi Vegetarian

Consists of a mostly vegetarian diet with occasional consumption of eggs and fish.

➾ Veg Friendly

We welcome hosts or guests who are willing to try a more vegan or vegetarian diet but may not be entirely vegan or vegetarian. For hosts, please make sure to set your listings as Veg Friendly and make sure to mention that you are ready to offer some type of veg options to your guests.

➾ No Food

When food is not available, served, and the kitchen is not open for cooking. Hosts may also set their rules for Guests regarding food consumption and cooking.

Expectations

All guests and hosts are expected to respect and abide by the Ahimsabnb guidelines regarding food consumption and the use of kitchen facilities.

Hosts

Hosts are expected to follow and abide by the selection they have made when adding their property. If a host cannot provide a “100% Vegan”, “100% Vegetarian”, or “100% Vegetarian and Vegan” stay, they can then just select the “Veg Friendly” “Semi Vegetarian” or “No Food” options, and make sure that the host is able to provide some basic veg options to their guests if food is served. Guests will appreciate the assurance given by the host through the Ahimsa Way options, making their stay worry-free.

Guests

Ahimsabnb requires that all Guests abide by the rules and requests stipulated by the Host in their listings, and ask that they respect the customs of the place where they are staying. Hosts should provide clear instructions in advance in their listings.

In case food is not served where you are staying, please check in advance with your host about any rules or requirements regarding food consumption, customs, or for using their kitchen. Host’s rules and requirements are described in their listing.

Diet

The following choices are required for each listing on Ahimsabnb.

➾ 100% Vegan

Plant-based foods only, excluding all foods of animal origin, such as meat, milk, cheese, and yogurt. All animal products are strictly prohibited.

➾ 100% Vegetarian

Food based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk and dairy products. Meat of any kind, fish or eggs, is not allowed.

➾ 100% Vegetarian & Vegan

Food based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk and dairy products. It also includes vegan dairy alternatives. Meat of any kind, fish or eggs, is not allowed.

➾ Semi Vegetarian

Consists of a mostly vegetarian diet with occasional consumption of eggs and fish.

➾ Veg Friendly

We welcome hosts or guests who are willing to try a more vegan or vegetarian diet but may not be entirely vegan or vegetarian. For hosts, please make sure to set your listings as Veg Friendly and make sure to mention that you are ready to offer some type of veg options to your guests.

➾ No Food

When food is not available, served, and the kitchen is not open for cooking. Hosts may also set their rules for Guests regarding food consumption and cooking.

Expectations

All guests and hosts are expected to respect and abide by the Ahimsabnb guidelines regarding food consumption and the use of kitchen facilities.

Hosts

Hosts are expected to follow and abide by the selection they have made when adding their property. If a host cannot provide a “100% Vegan”, “100% Vegetarian”, or “100% Vegetarian and Vegan” stay, they can then just select the “Veg Friendly” “Semi Vegetarian” or “No Food” options, and make sure that the host is able to provide some basic veg options to their guests if food is served. Guests will appreciate the assurance given by the host through the Ahimsa Way options, making their stay worry-free.

Guests

Ahimsabnb requires that all Guests abide by the rules and requests stipulated by the Host in their listings, and ask that they respect the customs of the place where they are staying. Hosts should provide clear instructions in advance in their listings.

In case food is not served where you are staying, please check in advance with your host about any rules or requirements regarding food consumption, customs, or for using their kitchen. Host’s rules and requirements are described in their listing.

Eco Sustainability

The following positive environmental impact options are available for all listings.

➾ Waste Management

Living in a throwaway society means that there is a great deal of waste and waste damages the planet. By reducing waste, reusing and recycling items, a reduction in items ending up in landfill is achieved along with a reduced need for replacement products.

➾ Energy Conservation

Everyone benefits by reducing energy usage and the simplest way to do this is by insulating homes to a high standard and use high efficiency heating appliances. Some people go further and opt for the use of heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines or wood fired heating systems although the latter is rather controversial being a high emitter of carbon dioxide whilst remaining carbon neutral and 100% renewable.

➾ Tree Planting

Deforestation is a major cause of greenhouse gas increase and the world needs more trees. Tree felling should only be carried out in ethically managed woodlands and timber products should have suitable certification such as that provided by the FSC.

➾ Pollution Prevention

In addition to avoiding atmospheric pollution, water pollution should also be prevented and any potentially damaging products avoided.

➾ Impact of Travel

Traveling is a major contributor to harmful emissions and low emission vehicles should be used although even electric cars have some impact as their energy originates from power stations. Walking or cycling is best or using public transport or car sharing schemes. Air flights are huge polluters and should be avoided at all costs.

➾ Energy Efficient

Using energy efficient products is better for the environment and also makes sound financial sense.

➾ Local Produce

Locally produced food reduces the need for packaging and transport. Growing your own is even better.

➾ Litter Management

Litter is bad for wildlife both on land and sea so litter avoidance and removal is good practice.

➾ Recycled Products

Recycling is a great idea but depends on consumers buying recycled products.

➾ Recycle

Before throwing an item away, consider recycling it. There are some great recycling sites online, the best known being ‘Freecycle’, where old items may find new homes and upcycling old items can also be great fun.

Eco Sustainability

The following positive environmental impact options are available for all listings.

➾ Waste Management

Living in a throwaway society means that there is a great deal of waste and waste damages the planet. By reducing waste, reusing and recycling items, a reduction in items ending up in landfill is achieved along with a reduced need for replacement products.

➾ Energy Conservation

Everyone benefits by reducing energy usage and the simplest way to do this is by insulating homes to a high standard and use high efficiency heating appliances. Some people go further and opt for the use of heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines or wood fired heating systems although the latter is rather controversial being a high emitter of carbon dioxide whilst remaining carbon neutral and 100% renewable.

➾ Tree Planting

Deforestation is a major cause of greenhouse gas increase and the world needs more trees. Tree felling should only be carried out in ethically managed woodlands and timber products should have suitable certification such as that provided by the FSC.

➾ Pollution Prevention

In addition to avoiding atmospheric pollution, water pollution should also be prevented and any potentially damaging products avoided.

➾ Impact of Travel

Traveling is a major contributor to harmful emissions and low emission vehicles should be used although even electric cars have some impact as their energy originates from power stations. Walking or cycling is best or using public transport or car sharing schemes. Air flights are huge polluters and should be avoided at all costs.

➾ Energy Efficient

Using energy efficient products is better for the environment and also makes sound financial sense.

➾ Local Produce

Locally produced food reduces the need for packaging and transport. Growing your own is even better.

➾ Litter Management

Litter is bad for wildlife both on land and sea so litter avoidance and removal is good practice.

➾ Recycled Products

Recycling is a great idea but depends on consumers buying recycled products.

➾ Recycle

Before throwing an item away, consider recycling it. There are some great recycling sites online, the best known being ‘Freecycle’, where old items may find new homes and upcycling old items can also be great fun.