December Workshop is upon us!

Earth has always been the core of construction, both in the simplest and the most complex of ways. It has provided for the materials that we use in processes both ecological and otherwise. It is our duty towards the earth  to be responsible and learn the ways of ecological development to make a difference in the impact we have as people living and sharing this earth.… READ MORE...

INTERIORS OF SECOND HOUSE

LIME WASH:

PREPARATION:

THE LIME WASH USED IN SECOND HOUSE CONTAINS KADAKAI, JAGGERY, COW URINE AND LIME. THIS MIXTURE WAS CHOSEN AMONG ALL THE EXPERIMENTS BECAUSE OF ITS GOOD FINAL FINISH. IN THIS MIXTURE, KADAKAI, JAGGERY AND COW URINE ACT AS BINDERS TO THE LIME.READ MORE...

THE WOOD WORKSHOP:

After the construction of ladder house and the shipping containers, the Sacred-Groves community felt the need for a space that volunteers and interns can use to do table-top activities and work with power tools. Thus came about an initiative for a workshop.… READ MORE...

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...

DRY COMPOST TOILET:

In present scenario black water is one of the vital pollutants in environment. And recycling of black water is quiet expensive. If handledsmartly this solid waste can be converted into very good manure and can be used in agricultural fields.Moreover human faeces gives the most nutritious compost because of the varieties of our diet.… READ MORE...