Gallery: Shakti is a Solar-Powered Eco Retreat Nestled in the Himalayas

 
Greywater is used from the sink for the toilet.

While the retreat may be of humble origins, the visitor experience is intended to be one of refinement. The main dining room serves up delicacies made by trained local residences. The rooms are kept cozy by a wood fireplace, and they are adjacent to many trails and other natural offerings. The resort is also near a small Himalayan Buddhist village where visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the culture that has change little in the last century.

The five buildings were commissioned to be built by the local masons who maintained the traditional dry stacked stone technique. A post and beam shell comes off the walls allowing a copious number of windows to fill the rooms with views of the perpetually snow capped Himalayan range. Embedded discreetly in the hillside, the lodge’s simple shed roofs extenuate the natural materiality of the structures. Guest are encouraged to stay at least a few days in the secluded surrounding, practicing meditation or yoga and exploring the land that remains as it has been for many generations.

+ Shakhi

Via Design You Trust

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