I had to turn back and go home to Arizona but I made a promise to myself and Lorraine, the person managing the place single handedly, that I will be back in February.
As luck had it, I met another dog lover in my short stay in Tucson who had years of experience working with dogs in humane society, in a vet's office and also walking and training dogs! I told her about my plans and she decided to join me in this adventure.
Finally, we reached here yesterday evening and set up camp (literally) in a thatch hut. Today we registered with financial services, got our Aurocards and have gotten our daily contribution (Rs. 150 per day, which every guest in Auroville has to pay) waived, rented bicycles, bought food in Kulapalayam (a neighboring village which serves to most common needs of residents and travelers in Auroville).
Tomorrow, we start work!