Vernacular Eco-architecture of the Himalayas Workshop

Date/Time: Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 23, 2015, all day
Location: Dharmalaya Institute (Bir, HP, India)

Raising the Roof

What: Intensive Service-Learning Workshop

Topic: Vernacular Eco-architecture of the Himalayas

Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India

When: March 10-23, 2015

Language: English & Hindi (with translation in either direction as needed)

Facilitators: Mark Moore, Sourabh Phadke, Raj Kumar, 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 values of sustainable and compassionate living.

Workshops and groups sessions may include the following:

  • Hands-on education in traditional earthen architecture of the Himalayas (using. adobe, bamboo, etc.)
  • Natural landscaping and organic gardening
  • Meditation/yoga/connected movement (optional morning/evening sessions)

Cost: Rs 1000 per day (Rs 14,000 total) including comfortable tent accommodation and healthy meals. For low-income participants, a limited number of work-study scholarships are available (please contact Dharmalaya for details).

Information & Registration: For details and registration, see this page on the Dharmalaya Institute’s website.