This post is part of our Village Homes series written by different people sharing their experience of a village, street or a single home. If you have an interesting story to tell and would like to share your experience with Thannal on our blog, please contact us!

Wattle and cob 300 year old house in Ganjam village, Mysore

A glimpse of lifestyle that existed before centuries in the southern part of India where a 300 year old wattle and cob house in Ganjam village narrates the truth about buildings, economy and the way of living.

Termites & Indian Natural Buildings

Humans come in constant fight with termites, while if we can understand their way of functioning, natural remedies derived from plants can keep them away and resolve this fight. Read this article for do it yourself natural termite repellent derived from plants.

Native Farmers from Tamil Nadu doing Natural Building

They spend their entire life to grow food without chemicals and here they learn to build own homes without cement and artificial materials. While learning, they teach our local farmers about Natural Farming, a first step towards village regeneration, back to their own roots.

Native Seed Collectors of Tamil Nadu – Part 1

Before half-a-century, our Villages were Treasures of Native seeds, which slowly got faded and forgotten through modern agriculture practices. We face a severe loss in our Genetic diversity, and we are in need to save and grow our Native seeds.

Part 1 Thannal Natural Building Grove

Growing our own food is as important as building our own home. This is the article of First Series of Thannal Natural Building Grove.