Summer School 2018
10 Day Intensive Workshop in Natural Building right from foundation to walls and plastering and Flooring.

Sacred Groves is organizing a 10 day intensive Natural building Summer School workshop from 1st to 10th June 2018 open to all Students and professionals/Non-professionals.
This 10 day intensive Workshop focuses on building with cost efficient, environment-friendly and sustainable building materials, especially appropriate for our climate with the world’s oldest and widely used building material,mud,locally available and reclaimed materials

1st June 2018

09:00 - 9:30 AM Introduction
09:30-10:30 AM Sacred groves site tour by Ar. Sarin Veetil.
10:30-11:30 AM Prototype houses -Technical discussion by Ar. Minky Pal.
11:45-01:00 PM Community Kitchen -Design & technical discussion.
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Presentation on Building Biology by Building Biologist Rene Janssen
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea.

2nd June 2018

09:00 - 10:30 AM Introduction to earthen techniques & soil test.
10:30-01:00 PM Hands-on Training (Rubble Trench Foundation)
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-03:15 PM Presentation on Lime by Ar. Sarin Veetil
03:15-03:30 PM Snacks & Tea
03:30-04:30 PM Presentation on Natural Plaster by Ar.Vinoth & Ar.Srinath


3rd June 2018

09:00 - 10:30 AM Making Adobe Bricks.
10:30-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

4th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Site Visits in Auroville to See houses made using Cob and Adobe
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

5th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

6th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Introduction to Plastering with lime
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

7th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in wall Construction using Cob,Adobe and Wattle & Daub Techniques
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Introduction to Plastering with Mud and applying base coats
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

8th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in earthern Flooring
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Mud Plastering Final Coats
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea

9th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Hands-on Training in Lime Flooring
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Presentation and Interactive Session with Ar. Manu Gopalan on building with Natural & Reclaimed materials.
04:00-04:30 PM Snacks & Tea


10th June 2018

09:00-01:00 PM Exploring Auroville Architecture -site visits in and around Auroville
01:00-02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00-04:00 PM Walk to Matrimandir View point
04:00-04:30 PM Closing session with Snacks & Tea

All the building techniques will be simultaneously covered over the course of week.
Wall construction will integrate an arch, small niches & wall art murals with cob.
Wattle & Daub walls will be constructed with different types of wattles.
Participants will integrate in an organic and flexible method of working as part of team building.
Participants can carry musical instruments for jam sessions in between.


Workshop Fees inclusive of Food and Accomodation:

Rs. 11000 for Students
Rs 13000 for Professionals
Rs 8000 for Aurovillians

Please carry a copy of your ID proof and a recent photograph for registration purposes.

we recommend you to hire a cycle from the Auroville visitors center Cycle kiosk or a bike from nearby sources for travelling in and around Auroville.we could suggest you some places upon request

Itinerary is subject to change based on bookings /availabilities/weather conditions.we shall keep you informed.


incase of any queries,please feel to contact Dnyaneshwari/Minky at 7020933665/ 8857837304 or email us at sacredgroves@auroville.org.in

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