I am a single 53 year old woman from India. I have travelling extensively and used some airbnb locations during my travels and they panned out good, I am listing my own home now, because I love meeting people and I have two bedrooms that are free since the children have grown and gone.
I am probably the bestest person to stay with in India because I have a vaste store house of knowledge to help plan holidays and can probably have you travel almost all over India being warmly hosted by friends and family, quite the best way to see ours or actually any country.
If you choose to come stay, you would be a part of the home. This is not a seperate space, you may share your cooking skills with us or eat whatever we are eating. This is part and parcel of staying with me, I do not know how to seperate costs for food and it goes against the grain of hospitality to not invite someone to my table. If you have any allergies or food restrictions it might be an idea to let us know, so we can perhaps accomodate those.