The Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture is a formal, academically-supervised internship program designed to provide architects (and students of architecture) with both practical experience and deeper theoretical knowledge in the arts and practices of sustainable building, with an emphasis on the Kangra style of vernacular earthen architecture. It is based at Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living, Earthville’s eco-campus in the Indian Himalayas.
› For a brief introduction to the field of vernacular eco-architecture, see this page.
Through the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture, interns have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with trained earthen builders and artisans at the Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, Himachal Pradesh. Interns explore the cultural context and philosophical foundations of vernacular eco-architecture, and of sustainable and compassionate living more generally, including the development of the architect as a whole person through self-awareness, contemplation, meditation, yoga, sustainable living habits, ethical and responsible business practices, etc.
For details, see the internship’s page at the Dharmalaya Institute’s website.