We are an environment conservation organisation based out Darjeeling. We practice Permaculture which teaches us the art of working with Mother Nature.
We started the organisation in 2016 and our work currently revolves around experiential environment education, regenerative tourism, natural farming, decentralised waste management solutions and sustainable land and building design consultation.
We mainly hire locally – a majority of the people working on-site are from in and around the region. We also train local youth in different eco-tourism vocations and trades like homestay, hiking, and guide service to help them earn a livelihood.
However, we also get a lot of guests who come back as volunteers so there are a lot of volunteers from around India and around the world who stay back to learn more about environmental regeneration.
TIEEDI Air Dwelling was conceived as a dwelling that is floating in the air, it is projected out amongst the trees and amidst the floating clouds and the fleeting birds. Just like our first natural building, Air Dwelling has also been hand crafted by our local artisans while working in tandem with architects, engineers and volunteers from different corners of the world.
TIEEDI Earth Dwelling is an abode that is nestled beside a gurgling mountain brook. It is a simple, minimalistic accommodation that provides you a solace in the forest. Perfect for spending some time along for contemplation and to reconnect to Mother Nature or to spend some quality time with your partner amidst the raw beauty of the forest.
TIEEDI Forest Dwelling is our shoutout to travelers seeking minimalist accommodation, great conversations, scrumptious organic meals and a cultural exchange in a permaculture forest garden. This accommodation is suitable for single travelers or a group of friends looking to spend some quality time cocooned in the bosom of the forest.
If you’re looking to go on hikes and seek adventures in the mountains or want to indulge in some forest bathing and introspective time, in and around TIEEDI is a great place for some inner and outer explorations.
Everything we do at TIEEDI is a step towards a more environment friendly planet.
In the fight against climate crisis and plastic pollution, we aspire to be the frontline warriors looking to actively provide individual and institutional solutions to most of the problems that we see around us today.
The TIEEDI property is on a regenerated forest that used to be a landfill. We work hard to constantly improve conditions for regeneration while preserving native species
We follow permaculture principles and grow some of our own food
The permaculture principles are our guide not just for food farming but for everything we do at TIEEDI- for example, we are constantly experimenting on ways to improve how we manage our resources. We are building low water wastage toilets, we have animals to balance out food waste to turn into manure etc.
Darjeeling is a hill station which faces a lot of presssure from tourism without having any adequate facilities to manage it. For example, Darjeeling has no waste manageent centre and most of the waste is dumped into streams or on the side of the road.
Besides spreading awareness about the waste management, we are also working towards building a waste management center to process the high amount of waste the town generates.
Zero Waste Andolan
A movement to combat the plastic pollution crisis in the mountains through cleanup drives, awareness campaigns, and waste management projects.