India's first earth-built center for art, stay & more.
Come over for a day-trip, overnight stay or to attend our enriching workshops
Experience Earth Stay
Located in Karjat, on the outskirts of Mumbai, Art Village is a 90-minute drive from the airport. It is close enough to be accessible yet far away to serve as an escape. The project is spread over 15 acres of farmland, meditation center, houses and cottages. Art Village is spread over 3 acres and touches a conservation & garden centre along with a 1-acre man-made lake. Read More
Experience Art stay
At Art Village we facilitate several workshops across the year on various subjects such as Earth Building, Pottery, Painting, Yoga, Mandala etc. Those who enrol for the overnight workshops get to experience the Earth stay as well as some of these workshops are held on the weekends. It’s a perfect balance of work and play at Art Village! Read More
True to its name and intent, the Art Village architecture is a result of artists and architects working together to create a one-of-its-kind campus in the country. Spearheaded by renowned Ar. Kiran Vaghela, along with a team of artists and architects, the project explores earth, wood, stone, mosaic and several sustainable materials and building techniques.
The recreation centre has been built using rammed earth technique, while the living quarters are built using cob construction – both of which are not just sustainable construction techniques but also provide the most natural living experience. Our objective was to create a campus that broke away from the stereotype of city life. The atmosphere encourages you to experience nature in its rawest form and inspires you to bring out your creative best. Read More
A lover of art and an artist myself, I have been no stranger to the Art Village. However, I never got a chance to check it out myself until recently. I was completely and utterly blown away by the village. Every nook, every corner, everything in that area is a piece of art in itself. Right from the architecture of the village to the workshops, it’s all a different experience. It was like heaven on earth for me. I loved everything about the place, the freedom, the serenity, the opportunities and the list is endless. One must experience it themselves to understand better. I can see Art Village becoming a second home to me in future.
Being a family of just 3, we often try to discover new places to explore, places different from the usual holiday destinations. When I first heard of Art Village, I thought of it to be a place for artists but after visiting the website and enquiring more, I learnt that it was a place for all, artists and non-artists alike. My wife and I headed out for the weekend with our child and experienced a holiday of absolute relaxation and calmness. Being a kid friendly place, our son enjoyed himself too. It was a much-needed break away from the noisy city life.
Being a student of art and currently studying architecture, I have often admired the works of various famous architects around the world. When a fellow classmate of mine mentioned about Art Village which was designed by the renowned Ar. Kiran Vaghela, I was intrigued. It was my sheer luck that there was a workshop by Ar. Vaghela coming up and I couldn’t resist. I signed up immediately and don’t regret a single moment of it. The workshop was based on sustainable architecture where I learnt various methods of earth building and witnessed a live example of the same in the form of the village. Looking forward to more of such workshops in the future.