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So far Restoration Works International has created 23 blog entries.

November 2017

This #GivingTuesday, we’re honoring the crew and traditional building craft at the Bichli Haveli Project in India

2017-11-26T08:29:33+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

#GivingTuesday 2017 On this annual day of giving back, we are inspired by our local crew at the Bichli Haveli Project in India. The majority come from the Udaipur region and especially from the local female laborer population, a highly vulnerable group who normally does not have the opportunity to learn a trade. The Bichli Haveli crew [...]

September 2017

July 2017

Learning traditional plaster skills at Bichli Haveli Project: grinding lime

2017-08-09T13:31:56+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

One of the joys of volunteering at Bichli Haveli Project is hands-on learning about traditional building and craft methods, which we're using wherever possible. Here, Gangabai and Restoration Works board member Gretchen demonstrate the first step in preparing natural lime plaster: grinding the lime into a fine powder.

Keeping waste out of the landfill at the Bichli Haveli Project

2017-08-09T13:56:49+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, building-related demolition and construction accounts for 2/3 of all non-industrial solids waste generation. But at the Bichli Haveli Project, as we make the necessary alterations to adaptively use the building, we are saving as much of the stone as possible to reuse elsewhere at the site and to [...]

Keeping workers and volunteers safe at the Bichli Haveli Project

2017-08-09T13:57:38+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

Safety at the Bichli Haveli Project is important, not just for our volunteers but the local crew too, many of whom have become accustomed to preventable work injuries at other construction sites. With JanDaksha Trust's oversight, we're equipping everyone with their own safety equipment (including steel toe shoes), which will be stored securely and managed by [...]

March 2017

July Trip Dates to India Announced

2017-06-23T15:48:57+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

Registration now open for July 2017 Trip It's official! We're leading a group to the Bichli Haveli project July 10-21, 2017. We'll be working with the local community to restore a 140-year-old haveli (nobleman's house) and rehabilitate the surrounding neighborhood. See Rajasthan the RWI Way For over two decades, Restoration Works International has been offering tour participants a remarkable [...]