Author Archives: Volunteer

The Xaher house:

Xaher house is a house that is being built at Sacred Groves to manifest the idea of Build free. One of our regular volunteers Xaher, needs a permanent house at Auroville and the rest of the volunteers are pooling in their free time and come together to build this house.… READ MORE...

FALLING LADDERS:

The construction of falling ladders started with the need of an increase in accommodations for interns and volunteers on site. The aim of the construction was to have a low cost structure that can be easily dismantled and built elsewhere.

STEPS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FALLING LADDERS:

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THE DORM:

The design:

• The dorm was raised up to 3ft to prevent insects, snakes and scorpions and to get protection from flooding as heavy rains are very common in this region.
• Because the climate is moist and dry for most time of the year the walls were conceived to be a jail wall to provide ample ventilation.… READ MORE...

COMMON HOUSE:

A shipping container is used to transport large amounts of goods on ships and trains. By itself, it looks pretty boring, but with a little imagination the container can be turned into strong and safe spaces with multiple functionalities.

We wanted to create a central space that will allow all the on-site volunteers to come together and spend some leisure time.… READ MORE...

EARTH BAG CONSTRUCTION:

Earth bag construction is a type of Advanced Building Construction. It is also popular as super adobe. In this type of construction cement bags are used as the form work for the earth.
The design:
The earth-bag dome was conceived as a very simple dome structure with a solar chimney at the top to keep the air circulating.… READ MORE...

THE SACRED CIRCLE:

At SacredGroves we believe in being together and working with energy that enthrals everybody around. But for all the energy to get an initiation does it not need a special place? A place where no idea is left unheard, where everyone comes together and celebrates the spirit of sacred groves, these pondering questions soon became directive principles in mind.… READ MORE...