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So far Restoration Works International has created 35 blog entries.

January 2018

New Year’s trip participants return home filled with joy and brilliant memories

2018-03-05T11:06:41+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Restoration Works volunteer groups are sometimes made up of all strangers, while others are comprised of long-time friends. The New Year's trip to the Bichli Haveli Project in Udaipur, India, combined the best of both, with volunteers cementing years-long friendships while forging new ones that will last for many years to come. The volunteers had [...]

November 2017

$4,260 raised for traditional building craft and safety equipment at the Bichli Haveli Project

2018-03-08T12:21:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

Because of your generosity on #GivingTuesday, $4,260 has been raised toward traditional building craft and safety equipment at the Bichli Haveli Project in India. Yesterday was a thrilling day celebrating all that is happening at the Bichli Haveli Project in India. You met - and far exceeded - the goal for #GivingTuesday! We can do [...]

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 [...]