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Vernacular Eco-architecture Workshop (1-10 May 2014)

 What: Intensive Service-Learning Workshop

Topic: Vernacular Eco-architecture of the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: 1-10 May, 2014

Language: English & Hindi

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Sourabh Phadke, Naresh Sharma, et al.

Description: Residential service-learning programme at the Dharmalaya Institute with hands-on training in green building and more. Learn to build earthen structures in the style of esteemed eco-architect Didi Contractor, while contemplating our relationship with nature and the value of sustainable and compassionate living.

Workshops and groups sessions may include the following:

  • Hands-on education in traditional earthen architecture of the Himalayas
  • Natural landscaping and organic gardening
  • Meditation and connected movement (morning/evening sessions)

Cost: Rs 1500 per day (Rs 15,000 total) including comfortable tent accommodation and healthy meals. For low-income participants, a limited number of work-study scholarships are available (please contact us for details). 


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