Our home is located in the village of Aymanam. A boat can be arranged to move around the backwaters to experience the great local cuisine, wildlife and different sights of Vembanad Lake. This is a shared room, a dorm type setup. You get your own bed and access to a shared bathroom.
I've hosted guests (on Airbnb) in Texas, USA for over 2 years and enjoy all aspects of hosting travelers.