Stay at this Earthquake-Resilient Cabin in the Woods

This carbon-negative homestay is a contemporary interpretation of the time-tested dhajji dewari construction technique

By Rahul Bhushan
As told to Akshay Sharma
Illustrations by Dharini Verma

30 Jan 2024

Traditionally, the dhajji dewari technique was used for sheds, temporary walls and shops — but the Dhajji Cabin shows how some adaptations make the technique apt for a structure with modern amenities.

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Rahul Bhushan is an architect and the founder of North, a creative, cultural and social collective in Himachal Pradesh. He believes in righteous actions for a better world, emphasising a responsibility towards heritage, and a conscious future in harmony with the environment. The collective is on Instagram at @live_north.

Dharini Verma is a Mumbai-based illustrator and tattoo artist, and is a designer at Paper Planes. She is on Instagram at @dharinigaur.

Akshay Sharma is an Associate Editor at Paper Planes. He is on Instagram at @jimboscope.

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