Vyoma, Viha, Ananta, Avani, Sumara, Shvasa - every room at the Art Village is named based on our connection with the elements of nature that set us free yet ground us - the air, sky, space, earth, wind. This further explains our use of earth technologies to create living spaces that ground us. The thermal quality of mud walls keep the rooms pleasantly cool. Combined with the experience of the open to air showers, your stay is truly a rustic affair.
With four beds, two bathing areas and two toilets, each room is spacious and comfortably accommodates its occupants. Artists of the village team have recreated Gond art murals from a book, ‘The Night Life of Trees’, in each room highlighting our celebrated Indian aesthetics.
We believe - “you are what you eat.” This is why food is an area our team is exceptionally conscious about. Is it organic? Is it healthy? Are any animals harmed in production? Is the food waste managed? Does it go back to the earth to make compost? These are the questions we constantly ask ourselves on our quest to environmental sustainability and circularity. Some food for thought, perhaps?
For the same reason, we strive to put farm-fresh produce on the table by practising rotational organic farming yearlong. The fresh vegetation is the sweet labour of the community farming and nature care carried out every morning by the wonderful people who visit us.
The food you savour in the Earth Cafe is a wholesome, vegetarian delight. Freshly prepared by the kitchen team, it is a step closer to making you feel at home.
The Art Village shares a peaceful and comfortable coexistence with the natural surroundings. This symbiotic relationship is what nurtures us and helps us grow every day.
Designed to seamlessly interact with, and flow into each other, each corner you turn to is an experience with the outdoors.
Whether it is harvesting our grey water or waste segregation and management, we believe strongly in Earth Care.
Lovingly as we tend to our plants, we are attentive and mindful caregivers of the animals on our farm and our surroundings. As an animal friendly project, we welcome your pets to lounge and play at the Art Village.
Art & Activities
Integrating art in each person’s visit, our activities inspire you to revisit our collective relationship with the art, nature and architecture.
We indulge you in pottery to connect with the earth, in papermaking to build awareness about the transformative and circular energy of nature’s systems and farming to re-build the relationship we have with our environment.
Facilitated by an expansive Village community coming from diverse professional fields, practising locally and globally, we encourage you to engage with the space and get inspired.
Revisit the artist within you didn’t know existed or play with natural elements and become a child again with your child. Express and celebrate yourself!
Being silent is more than holding your tongue, it means listening to the softness, most subtle sound of all - the sound of the soul.
Visit Yourself In Silence through the Brahmand
The Brahmanda is a meditation space created for one to spend time in solitude. It is project is an A-Cube Collaborative; conceptualized and developed by Architect Kiran Vaghela and Artists Ganga Kadakia and Savia Mahajan. The architecture of the Brahmanda has been designed by Studio Dot and is being executed by Artisan Sunil and his team, at the Art Village Karjat, who is the patron of the collaborative. The architecture of the space is a 20 feet high egg shaped shell structure rendered with lime plaster and made using the laminated tile dome technique which is indigenous to Catalonia in Spain.
As an architectural intervention, the Brahmanda will mark the physical manifestation of a space for the soul, while as an A-Cube it encourages open and fearless collaborations.