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
#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 [...]
Registration is now open for our next tour to the Bichli Haveli Project in India. Photo by Jamie Thornton We invite you to spend the New Year's holiday in a meaningful way: experiencing a new place and making friends while contributing to a worthwhile community revitalization project. Trip dates are December 29, 2017 [...]
With full hearts and abundant good memories, we said farewell to Udaipur and our new friends at the Bichli Haveli Project yesterday. We can't wait to see what the historic preservation crew has accomplished by our next volunteer trip over New Years. (Dates to be announced shortly!)
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.
This weekend, the volunteer team traveled a few hours outside Udaipur for a couple days of rest and relaxation near Kumbhalgarh Fort. What a beautiful and renewing stay!
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 [...]
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 [...]
In these early days of the Bichli Haveli restoration, much of the work on site is clearing debris, removing years worth of lime wash wall coating, and some demolition. We got to take part in it all today with the crew. (And we were thrilled to witness the old city's method of transporting debris off [...]
Info Session and Q&A about July India Trip April 11, 1 PM ET/10 AM PT Already registered or on the fence about volunteering in India this July 10-21? Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time overseas volunteer, a 12-day trip to India can be a big deal. We invite you to a live webinar on [...]