Join our natural building workshop and learn sustainable construction techniques. Explore eco-friendly materials and unleash your creativity

Getting into Natural Building

4 days of immersion into natural building and life… in the hills of Nainital within a bird sanctuary with gurgling streams and forests all around.
Plan for arrival by 4.30pm on 10th March’22 or else before 8.30am on 11th March’22 and departure at 4pm on 14th March’22.
Some questions that will no longer remain questions after this workshop include :


– What are natural buildings, different popular techniques of natural building?
– Which one would be right for me?
– Advantages and limitations of each technique like Cob, Earthbag, Stone, Bamboo, Wattle and Daub, Rammed Earth, Strawbale…
– What if I live in a high rainfall area or snow or the desert?
– How much does it cost? What if my budget is very little?
– Do I need to be an architect or hire one? Will Geeli Mitti build it for me?
– Can I use the soil at my place to build?
– How do I test soil at my land and use it?
– Where should I build on my land?
It’s the only place in the country where you will get to actually touch, see, walk-in and experience homes built with all the below techniques including a step by step detailed walkthrough on how each one was built, learnings, what can go wrong, what always goes right –


— Earthbag construction
— Cob construction
— Bamboo construction
— Wattle and Daub construction
— Adobe construction
— Timber frame construction
— Stone construction
— Thatching
— Slate roof
— Living roof
— Reciprocal roof
— Earthen flooring
— Wooden flooring
— Plastering techniques
— Lime as mortar or plaster
— Wood fired rocket stove oven


There will also be documentary and movie screenings at night.


Natural Building includes a variety of building techniques that focus on creating sustainable buildings which minimize their negative ecological impact. Natural Buildings often rely on non-industrial, minimally processed, locally available, and renewable materials and can also utilize recycled or salvaged materials.
Comfortable large bamboo and mud loft aka Adda, with dorm style sleeping on 5 different levels. Mattresses, Pillows, Sheets and Blankets available. If you have your own tent, we have space for pitching as well though we can tell you with experience that everyone falls in love with the Adda and doesn’t want to stay anywhere elseย ๐Ÿ™‚


Flush common toilets with plumbing, Indian and Western style. Shower with hot water facility.
Meals are vegetarian and local cuisine cooked with love.
Fruits and eggs available on prior order, on extra charge.
Charge : Rs.900/day/person for dormitory/self pitch tent accommodation and all meals.
Rs.9,000 for the 4 days training workshop. Plus GST.
You will receive a confirmation email along with a welcome letter with dos and don’ts, post registration.


Registration will be non-refundable. All funds, post direct costs, go to support our community initiatives. We do not ask for donations and believe sustainability of any initiative also means financial sustainability.

Add this location to your Google maps and you’re good to go! If you need any assistance in deciding the modes of transport available to reach us, check out our Get In Touch page where we have a detailed guide.

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    P.S. - We have 3-4 super friendly dogs on site so incase you don't like dogs or are super scared, this might not be the right place.

    We will help with the logistics coordination, car pooling and taxi bookings for those who need it. So do not worry about that. Just ensure that you register soon.

    Check out the place at :

    Write to us at to confirm your seat.


    Calling/WhatsApp number : +91 9540937144. Please call only between 10am to 5pm.


    Due to the volume of calls and mails and it not being our favourite thing to do, responses can get missed. Please don't take it personally and just try and connect again. You will understand why it is so difficult once you are here!

    Registrations on first come first serve. We do tend to get full pretty soon and that's not a marketing pitch ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    Please read about the experience of other participants here -

    Geeli Mitti Farms
    095409 37144

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Mar 11 - 14 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ticket Price

INR 9,000




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+91 95409 37144
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