adda

Adda, as the name suggests is where everyone gets together for movie screenings to group living and everything in between. It is full of personality, with stories pouring out of every inch as it was the first structures to come up at Geeli Mitti. The hastily put together tool shed turned into a 6-bed sleeping loft, and eventually grew into 20 bedded dormitory and storage space. ‘Hawa Mahal’ is a raised bamboo platform inside Adda. It is split into 5 sleeping zones at three different levels, along with a movie theatre and a library. All the levels are connected like a maze with stairs made out of bamboo.

Below the Hawa Mahal is ‘Khazana’ or the storage, which is also divided into sections to house all the tools and supplies, grocery, laundry and stationery.

The clucking and cock-a-doodle-doo is generally your wakeup alarm from hand crafted windows on the south east. Our winged friends from the chicken coop make sure that the residents wake up early.

The windows on the opposite wall open up to ensure good air circulation. From these, one may take a peep into the ‘Chidiaghar’, the Geeli Mitti kitchen. This space has seen so many lifelong friendships getting formed, and dreams and innovations turning into reality. Laughter echoes from its walls and love resides in all hearts that choose to reside in here.

The doors to each of our enchanted homes are open now. Come, experience the magic of living in a one-of-a-kind, hand sculpted, mud home.

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Making of Adda

03 Days

Foundation & Plinth

The structure is free of any foundation or plinth while the roof rests on a metal frame.

20 Days

Wall

Bamboo framework with wall paneling done using split bamboo.

30 Days

Plaster

The plaster is a mix of clay, site soil, cow dung and lime, burnished with crystals for smooth silky finish.

05 Days

Doors & Windows

All frames and shutters are made out of pinewood.

02 Days

Roof

Hardwood planks supporting upper floors with each plank 1.5-inch thick.

07 Days

Flooring

Brick base with sandstone flooring and lime grouting. Lime and sand mortar.

Glimpses of Adda

Bamboo Homes Around the World

Adda1

by Elora Hardy

Elora Hardy with her firm, Ibuku, build the most incredible bent-bamboo structures
Adda2

by Ali and Jarmil's

Ali and Jarmil's eco Bamboo home, Hideout
Adda3

Location: Vietnam

Flood resistant bamboo home by H&P architects to combat severe natural disasters.
Adda4

by Geeli Mitti

Petting Farm in Delhi, for the good ol' farm fun with rescued furry babies.
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