Take a break and learn a new skill on a weekend.
Come, train with Adwait Kher (Restorer & Interior Designer) as he imparts the tricks of the trade to a handful of enthusiasts at Utopia Farmstay, Nashik.
Take home a Clock, Wall shelf, Wine Bottle Holder (as seen below), photo frame or tray (depending on your skills and speed).
When: 8th June, evening arrival 9th & 10th June Workshop (Afternoon departure) WHERE: Utopia Farmstay, Nashik
We (Uttara and I) have been sourcing, designing and exporting furniture for nearly twenty years now. What started off as a travel-bug & hobby soon turned into a full-fledged exports business for us. I would get into a truck (with no real destination in mind) and just scrounge ancient waadas, & havelis for artefacts. I'd fill up the truck and come home to a not-so-happy wife! When we ran out of storage space (which didn't take long), I started upcycling this reclaimed teak wood.
Where people saw discarded old pieces of junk, I saw potential. These were century-old relics which needed just a little bit of care. I treated the wood and polished it, and everyone was amazed at the results.
Over the years, apart from having tons of loyalists in India, I've also exported to different parts of Europe and America.
Friday, 8th June
Arrive in Nashik at leisure. If you reach early, you can visit the vineyards.
Saturday, 9th June
8 am - 9 am: Breakfast
9 am - 1 pm: Make your own Wall Clock
1 pm - 2 pm: Lunch
2 pm - 6 pm: Make your own Wall Shelf
6 pm - 7 pm: Break
7 pm - 8 pm: Informal Discussion on Wood, History of Furniture, Joinery
Sunday 10th June
8 am - 9 am: Breakfast
9 am - 1 pm: Make your own Lamp Shade or Tray or Photo Frame
1 pm - 2 pm: Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm: Finishing and Polishing
4. 30 pm: Depart for Mumbai
INR 7, 000 per Child (Age 8+)
INR 17, 500 per Person
INR 25, 000 per Couple
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in Air-Conditioned Rooms at Utopia Farmstay.
- All Meals.
- Workshop Fees & Takeaways.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
1. What does the cost include?
The cost includes your stay at Utopia Farmstay for two nights, all your meals on Saturday, Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday and Dinner on Friday. It also includes the cost of material, tools and the teak takeaways (Worth roughly INR 1,500) that you will create in the workshop. Taxes are included as well.
2. How many participants will be present?
We would need 6 participants minimum to conduct this workshop. In the unfortunate circumstances that we do not have 6 participants, the full amount will be refunded. At the moment, we're restricting the workshop to 10 participants only.
3. Why is there a choice of item to make on day two?
We have no way of understanding your skills till you are at the workshop. Depending on your speed and ability to make things, you can take home anything between 3-5 items.
4. Can children participate?
All participating children must be accompanied by a participating adult. The cost of a single participating parent is INR 12,500. Unfortunately, we cannot take children without their participating parents in the workshop.
5. What do I need to bring?
Absolutely nothing. Just a willingness to learn, meet new people and enjoy yourself!
6. What if I'm coming with someone, but only I want to participate?
Here are the costings:
1 participating adult in single sharing room - INR 17,500
2 participating adults in double sharing room - INR 25,000
3 participating adults in a triple sharing room - INR 30,000
1 participating adult + 1 non-participating adult in double sharing room- INR 21,500
1 participating adult + 2 non-participating adults in a triple sharing room - INR 27,500
1 participating child + 1 participating parent in a double sharing room - INR 19,500
1 participant child + 1 participating parent + 1 non participating parent- INR 26,500
This includes all inclusions as mentioned above for participants. For non-participants, it includes the stay in double/triple sharing rooms as mentioned + all meals.
If you need any more information, please feel free to call us anytime!