Welcome to a
One hundred people join Auroville every year. Over the last
decades, only a handful of houses and apartments were built. Brought
together by an acute housing shortage and the determination to keep the city
growing, many residents initiated a construction process. This joint effort
of professionals and volunteers created the Realization project which began as a movement in October
2007. Aurovilians, Newcomers and volunteers started to work together and
they were coordinated by the Auroville Earth Institute.
Purpose of Realization project
Realization aims to build sustainable
and affordable homes for Auroville with people’s participation. It aspires to
contribute actively to the development of Auroville as a conscious community and
as a city of never ending education. Hence Realization proposes alternatives
ways to answer the present housing demand. The neighbouring villages do not have
enough labour for the construction sites of Auroville and it is difficult since
a few years to find construction workers to build Auroville. Hence Aurovilians,
Newcomers and volunteers need to work with their hands for building Auroville.
Aims and objectives
together people from all ages, backgrounds and geographical origins. Engineers,
architects, workers and people from all kinds of skills, such as sociologists,
therapists, teachers, students, etc. work side by side to produce
compressed stabilised earth blocks. No need to say that everybody is learning a
lot and everybody enjoys working with their hands. We are proud of that, as
people want to grow and learn something else.
production of blocks has been nourished with the smooth intonations of Russian,
Italian, Tamil, Hindi, French, German and so many other languages. We've rapidly
understood that working together makes it easy to transcend language barriers.
It transcends age as well, as our elders make it clear that they find another
youth when they come to help us out. More than 150 people (Aurovilians,
Newcomers and volunteers) from more than 20 countries have been working since
November 2007 for Realization. The eldest participant is a 66 year old Russian woman and the youngest one a 10 year old French boy.
Willing to help?
There are many ways in which you can help us carrying
this project through.
Click here for details