Join us in building a mud house and experimenting with biomaterials in Rishikesh, India



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  • Descripción


    We moved to rural pastures to live deliberately. To observe nature and learn from it. To rediscover our suppressed instincts, create something sacred and most true to life with our own hands. We want to enjoy each process and relish slow living in the mountains.

    We are interested in creating a space to explore and nurture our human potential, be our authentic selves, have discourse on food (roti), clothing(kapda), shelter(makaan), experiment with new materials, express through art, and practice sustainability(imperfect).

    Our tiny farm is nestled in the farmlands on a hill near Rishikesh, at the confluence of river Ganges and its tributary river Heval. The village is situated adjacent to a serene forest with its wildlife.

    We envision it as an interdisciplinary nexus of art, design, visual media, science, and nature. Our mission is to build tiny using natural materials and investigate alternate biomaterials with our living friends - Fungi, Bacteria, and Algae. Our focus lies more in the experiments than the results, bringing out newer perspectives.

    We envision the place as an open studio for the round pegs in the square holes. We strive to surround ourselves with dreamers, DIYers, storytellers, graphic designers, visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, natural builders, biologists, mycologists, bio designers, fashion designers, product designers, musicians, and alternate economists.

    We are building a tiny cob house (mud house) with a living roof on a tiny site overlooking the Ganges using natural materials. Cob building is a very democratic and inclusive natural building technique, at the same time very therapeutic.

    We are also experimenting with biomaterials and making products using mycelium(the vegetative part of mushroom), eggshells, Kombucha, orange peel powder, etc.

    We would love to have you join our tribe, become part of our tiny community.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Since we are building the mud house from scratch after a year of research, attending both physical and online workshops, it is a great opportunity to learn natural building, passive solar design, experiment with different plastering techniques, dry stone walls, living roof, etc.

    We could also share our knowledge about biofabrication using agriculture and food waste along with organisms such as mycelium and bacteria.

    We also experiment with combining various art forms such as physical/digital art with augmented reality. We would love to collaborate with you to create experimental artworks if you are an artist.

    We live with Dadi(Granny) who has lived her life in this village. The village is a tiny village with only 6 houses and we see the villagers as our extended family and have a lot of indigenous knowledge to share.

    We would more than love to learn whatever you have to teach.

    Min. one week stay is recommended to make it a meaningful exchange.

  • Ayuda


    We require friends to help with building the mud house, social media content creation, carpentry, experimenting with biobased materials, art collaborations, planting and taking care of the crops,
    helping with daily household activities.

    Please note that Natural building is physical work involving manual labor but meditative and transformative.

    Volunteers with experience in the following would be a BIG BONUS!
    - Natural Building
    - Permaculture
    - Video content creation and editing
    - Social Media Management
    - 3D software skills (Blender)
    - Design (Architecture, product, textile, etc.)
    - Carpentry
    - Sculpting
    - Art

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Hindi: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We would love to learn Spanish, Italian and improve our French speaking skills.

  • Alojamiento


    We live in a basic village 2 bedroom house with a living area with attached kitchen in the village.
    The building site is 100 m away from our house

    We have comfortable dorm-style sleeping with mattresses.

    The toilet is Indian style with a separate bath and is 10 m from the house.

    Meals provided would include Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner.
    We would be cooking together and eating with Dadi(Granny) most of the time.

    The place is a remote area in the forest so you should arrive before 4 pm.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    - We often have movie nights where we watch good movies and documentaries on projector.
    - Trek to the village above
    - Hike in the forests along the river
    - Visit RIshikesh, The yoga capital of the world.
    - Learn Yoga in Rishikesh
    - Do rafting in the Ganges
    - Visit the Beatles Ashram
    - Go to the nearby villages and waterfalls
    - Bonfire

    We are 15 kms away from Rishikesh and local taxis(shared and individual) are available to reach the place.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Small vans could be parked at the that's of the river.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 749571958351