This year it has rained a lot at Karuna Dham. We have taken a plot of about one acre below the rock to plant about 300 trees at every 10 feet distance. We wish to plant mainly Lime , Avocado and Shola trees . Since 26th May we have slashed the area of all the bush and weeds spending about Rs. 10,000/- . Now we need to dig pits, bring the seedlings and plant the trees. We hope to complete the planting by 25th June.
Our community member Ashwin is building this home. Most of the walls are a earthbag technique. We find this is the easiest, cheapest and very stable form of building. The smaller walls between the windows and doors are made of cob and earth method with colourful bottles to give an artistic effect