Formerly known as the American Pavilion, International House is a living space built with sustainable and environmental architectural ideals.
The building is designed for 12 individuals with a common kitchen and compost toilets. A large vault provides a double roof for heat protection and rain water catchment. The walls are rammed earth and compressed earth blocks. Solar power is used and the grey water biological treatment system feeds the garden.
International House is a project of the US Pavilion Group and is sponsored by Auroville International USA. Its original design and start-up came from a group of students and faculty based at the University of Washington (Seattle). It is located in the International Zone of Auroville between the Tibetan Pavilion and the Visitors’ Centre.