Summer in Mud Hut

April 2013,Thiruvannamalai

Summer started in Thiruvannamalai, our growing trees started giving shades. Especially our mud structure is really cool inside. Our beloved friend Shihab Kader, a photographer and a well wisher of Thannal came to visit us and took some photos of our last year activities, including new stage of our mud hut.


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Earth Architecture in Tiruvannamalai

Earth Architecture in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil nadu

After one year as we planned the same bamboo hut.we decided to cover it up with red mud (wattle and daub method).

Mud construction stages

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Finishing using coconut leaf

Finishing using coconut leaf


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Bamboo hut in Tiruvannamalai

A path way to Mud

Bamboo hut in Tiruvannamalai
Whole idea was to start a small bamboo hut

But we decided to make a strong hut with a loft (here in Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu they call it
Parni for a loft). Later use mud to cover this construction (wattle and daub method).


Bamboo construction stages

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