Natural Building Awakening workshop for Students

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Natural Building Awakening workshop for Students

Natural Building Awakening workshop for Students

Note: This course is only for group of students from a college/institution/university

Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes is a Natural Building Awareness Group, based in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Founded by Ar. Biju Bhaskar, in 2011, we aim at reviving Natural Buildings with breathing Mud walls, stabilized with lime and natural admixtures. Using locally available natural materials without adulterating reduces exploitation of nature. The effective way to learn about Natural materials is to build with it.

Workshops facilitate learning about materials and techniques through hands-on work (1:1 scale) and observe wide range of experimentations done in our campus. Inferences from such experiences can strengthen confidence in building with Natural Materials. Availability of experienced workers for assistance and required materials in the right preparation has enhanced ambience in our campus in Tiruvannamalai for such an endeavour. The course also includes Rural Study and Documentation of indigenous & contemporary mud buildings.

What all you’ll be experiencing on site:

  • Water tanks made with Mud and Lime.
  • The Singing Dervish Studio, using cob.
  • Earth bag studio.
  • Sensing Natural living.
  • Animal shelter using different wall systems

Please fill the bottom form to apply

Course Detail (for 03 days)

Introduction To Natural BuildingTheory
Introduction To MaterialsTheory
Earth – Sampling/TestingPrototype
Lime – Cycle/Slaking/BaggingPrototype
Bamboo/Wood – TreatmentPrototype
FoundationHands On
Wall Systems :……..
CobHands On
Wattle And DaubHands On
AdobeHands On
CSMBHands On
Plasters :……..
Mud PlasterPrototype
Lime PlasterPrototype
Mud + Lime PlasterPrototype
Rural Study – Indigenous And Contemporary Mud BuildingsSite Visit
Presentation On Natural Building-People And PlacesTheory
  • For One-day course, site-visit and rural study will be omitted. Hands-on sessions will be of shorter duration, due to limited time.
  • For two-day course, site visit and rural study will be omitted. No other changes.


  • Course duration: one, two or three days, as chosen by the college.
  • Held on preferably on 4th weekend of any month at the foot hill of Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai.
  • This workshop is exclusive for students only.
  • The intake will be strictly on basis of different categories of participants mentioned below.
  • The workshop fee per student including lunch & refreshments and excluding breakfast, accommodation and site visit’s travel expenses for different groups are mentioned below.
Small Group
Medium Group
Large Group
(60 plus)
One dayRs. 2000/-Rs. 1750/-Rs. 1500/-
Two DayRs. 3500/-Rs. 3000/-Rs. 2500/-
Three DayRs. 4500/-Rs. 3750/-Rs. 3000/-

Please fill the below form to apply

Natural Building Awakening workshop for Students form

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