Art Village FAQs

I am not an artist or creatively inclined. What does the Art Village offer individuals like me?

You don’t have to be an artist or creatively inclined to stay with us or visit us. Everybody is welcomed to the Art Village. However, we encourage you to participate in the activities planned for you. Uncover your hidden talents, perhaps?

What is the Art Village, Karjat?

The Art Village is a project, an artist collaborative space. No, we are not a hotel or a resort. We have a farm stay wing that supports the creative wing and helps us sustain, called the Earth Stay or Earth Visit. We attempt to give you a flavour of the project when you choose to stay with us or visit us through the specifically curated itinerary that takes you through our vision and philosophy, some activities (pottery, papermaking and farming), interaction with animals, games and connecting with nature.

What kind of people come to the Art Village?

We host people from all over the world, from all walks of life and backgrounds – families, groups of friends, solo travellers & backpackers, corporates, schools, colleges, NGOs, some rent our space to facilitate their programmes and workshops, artists in residence, etc.

Is the Art Village senior citizen and disabled friendly?

Unfortunately, persons with mobility challenges may find it difficult to manoeuvre around some spaces. For example, we have two steps up to the rooms and recreation areas and two steps down from the room to the bathroom and toilet areas.

Will I get my own private bathroom and toilet area?

Yes, each room is attached to a washroom area which has 2 open to sky showers, 2 toilets and 2 wash basins.

What are the types of rooms do you have?

We have 3 cottages. Each cottage has 2 rooms. All 6 rooms are of the same type. There is no hierarchy in the rooms. Each room has 4 beds and is large enough to house 4 people comfortably.
The two rooms in every cottage have a small passage in the back to let you move from one room to the other if you are a bigger family or group. This passage also has a partition door in case there is a different group/ family staying in the other room.

What is the bed configuration in each room?

Cottage 1
Room Vyoma: Double bed + 2 single beds
Room Viha: 4 single beds

Cottage 2
Room Ananta: Double bed + 2 single beds
Room Avani: 4 single beds

Cottage 3
Room Sumara: Double bed + 2 single beds
Room Shvasa: 4 single beds

Do you have ACs or TVs in the rooms?

We do not have ACs or TVs in any of our rooms.

You have non-AC rooms. Is it very hot in the rooms in the summer months?

Yes, in the summer months, it can get quite warm. However, our spaces remain about 7 degrees cooler inside due to the earth walls. We also have an air cooler in each room. We utilize the hottest months, April and May to do our maintenance work and are hence shut.

I wish to check in early/ check out late. Is it possible?

This depends solely on the availability and is chargeable. The cost varies depending on the meals and timings. Do give us a call on +91 9820313000 if you’d like to check in early or check out late.

I don't want to avail for the activity. Will I get a discount?

Sorry, that won’t be possible.

Will I or my child be able to do the activity? Is it only for a certain age group?

The activities are not age specific. No matter what your age is, you can do the activities.

I don't want to do any one or all of the activities you provide during the overnight stay or day visit. Can you arrange for another activity?

Yes, we can arrange for another activity from our list of activities, at an additional cost. This also depends on the availability of the facilitator for the chosen activity. Do let us know in advance if you would like to avail another activity and allow us a few days to confirm with the facilitator.

What if I have non-veg food requirements?

In the Art Village kitchen, we do not cook or eat meat and fish. If you must, our managers on the project can help you with the menu of a nearby restaurant to order from.

Do you have a swimming pool?

No, we don’t have a swimming pool. We have an inflatable splash pool we can arrange for the kids. Alternatively, our sister concern, Tooth Mountain Farms, has a swimming pool that both kids and adults can use at an additional price of ₹500/- per head, payable directly to the Tooth Mountain representative. Our managers can help you with this on site subject to availability.