We Honour The Beauty & Intelligence Of Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Home Restoration & Renovation

We partner with traditional home owners to restore, renovate and adapt their existing homes to use as a tourism properties. Creating unique experiential stays for curious travellers whilst conserving precious cultural heritage through architecture. Staying in a traditional home allows one to become immersed in the local cultural context allowing for a greater appreciation for the knowledge and wisdom of the local residents.

Workshops Showcasing Master Artisans

Our hands on workshops give practical exposure to time honoured traditions practiced for generations. With a focus on bio-climatic design, wherein the locally available materials are configured to provide the most comfort according to the local climate. Workshops are conducted by Master Artisans showcasing their unique traditions from various geographic regions.

Cultural Tours in India & Beyond

You can choose from either personally guided tours or self guided tours along one of our curated itineraries. Explore a region’s rich culture and heritage through the lens of it’s architecture. Where architectural traditions are well preserved so are cultures. For a truly unique experience join us at Indi Architecture and see for yourself the beauty and diversity of some of the world’s hidden villages.

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Why Vernacular Architecture

The conservation of diverse vernacular architectural practices is essential in order to ensure the wisdom adapted and refined over generations remains alive for the benefit of future generations. Unique construction methods have evolved in diverse regions, over centuries to meet the specific climatic, cultural, and social needs of each community. Each with their own deep understanding of the local geological, ecological and climatic context.

  • Sustainable and Holistic Approach
  • System Design Thinking
  • Continuity of Traditional Knowledge and Skills
  • Foster Cultural Identity and Pride
  • Create Locally & Contextually Responsive buildings

Why Partner With Us

At Indi Architecture, we understand the value of preserving Indian vernacular architectural practices. Our mission is to promote sustainable and culturally relevant design solutions by conducting workshops, cultural tours, and home renovations in the vernacular architectural domain.

Our team of experts is dedicated to creating buildings that harmonise with the natural environment, utilising locally available materials, and promoting community participation. By preserving traditional knowledge and skills, we ensure the continuity of our rich cultural heritage and promote eco-friendly and inclusive development.

Join us on a cultural tour or workshop to learn more about our approach and experience the beauty and intelligence vernacular architecture firsthand.

Get in touch to see how we can help you with your home renovation needs.


Not at all. Anyone with an interest in architecture, sustainable design, cultural heritage or natural building will find our workshops of interest. No prior experience is necessary.

Our workshops focus on regionally specific design, as such each workshop in each region is inherently different. Whilst we cover basic natural building concepts throughout our workshops we will give more attention to the techniques and materials favoured in the local context. We cover in depth the unique design elements in the given vernacular tradition demonstrating why these designs have evolved in the way they have over time.

Whilst our tours explore the architecture of a region, they are not architectural tours. We visit regions with an active architectural heritage, we choose charming and unique properties to stay in and we explore the local culture in depth. Our tours are first and foremost cultural tours, with a focus towards architecture. In our vast experience travelling the world we have learned that regions that have sustained their architectural heritage tend to have sustained their cultural heritage as well. Making for fascinating travel experiences.

Occasionally we offer fixed departure tours that run in conjunction with our workshops.

Otherwise we offer private group tours. Enabling you to travel with your friends or family. You choose the departure date that suits you and we tailor the itinerary to your interests.