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Online Free Video Course to learn about making natural homes using mud, lime, stone, bamboo in a cost effective way, earth friendly and affordable to all.

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Online Natural Building Course

Course 1

Introduction to Natural Building and Basic fundamentals of materials like mud, lime, bamboo and Surkhi – things you need to know before you use them.

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Online Free Natural building video course 1

Course 2

Learn how to make Cob, Adobe, Wattle & Daub, Earth-bag, CSMB and other masonry walls. Step by step process explained with all ingredients & recipes.

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Online Free Natural building video course 2

Course 3

Understanding different types of Foundation and Roof, along with thumb rules for calculating wall thickness, foundation depth and materials for roof.

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Online Free Natural building video course 3

Course 4

Natural Plasters and Flooring – using mud, lime and different admixtures. Learn how to make a plaster, test it and use it on your wall – Do it all yourself.

Online Free Natural building video course 4

Course 5

Listen to stories of Owners, Professionals, self-trained Natural builders and artisans share their life experiences of making mud homes – helping you grow.

Online Free Natural building video course 5
  1. ‘Back Home’ – free online video course on natural building has started publishing on 1st July 2020.
  2. With your prayers and support, we can complete all the videos by end of May 2021.
  3. Course 5 – Thannal Homes – videos about different mud homes and people who have made it, is publishing now. (Link here)
  4. The series is happening in 3 languages – English, Tamil and Malayalam.
  5. Editing and compilation of Video, sound for narration, translations and with other areas where we are working on, we need your prayers and support.

About Back Home Course 1 – Course 5

Online FREE Natural Building video course

Chapter 5: Thannal Homes – Village mud kitchen (link here – https://youtu.be/ujEC-wxKq1Y )

We are releasing videos one by one, at a pace of 2-3 videos in a month. You can see the links in the respective section, currently we are working on chapter 5 – Thannal Homes.

This Online Natural Building Video Course web series is a compilation of documentation and work of Thannal founders for more than 10 years in the field of natural building. This has all aspects for making a home from foundation, wall, roof, plasters and flooring. The interviews with master artisans and owners who have successfully built a home can help a person understand the challenges in execution. The journey of making a home without disturbing nature can be started from here

Traditional methods of making homes varied from place to place, being adaptive to the local climate and materials available. There is a very old construction practice existing in India from the Vedic period (3300 – 1300 BCE). Excavations from cities of Indus valley civilisation and documentations in vedic texts Shilparatna and Mayamatam tells us the practice is very old. Existing examples of old houses all around the country following these principles tells us about the spread of this practice. Back Home: an Inner “sathi” (companion) in Indian Natural Building opens door to this knowledge through videos  and book.

Making home using natural materials like mud, stone, bamboo, wood, brick and lime is explained thoroughly as per different methods. Use of plant and animal derivatives to enhance the durability of the home instead of cement or chemical is the important aspect covered in this series. This connects the process of making home to plants, animals and lifestyle of the people. It uses locally available natural materials, keeping the cost and carbon footprint low thus are eco-friendly and truly sustainable homes, affordable to all. Such homes can be also recycled and reused, reducing the future demand of resources from earth and showing a way for sustainable future of man-kind in making shelters.

Back Home- Course 1

Introduction to Natural Building and Basic fundamentals of materials like mud, lime, bamboo and Surkhi – things you need to know before you use them.

Back Home- Course 2

Learn how to make Cob, Adobe, Wattle & Daub, Earth-bag, CSMB and other masonry walls. Step by step process explained with all ingredients & recipes.

Back Home- Course 3

Understanding different types of Foundation and Roof, along with thumb rules for calculating wall thickness, foundation depth and materials for roof.

Back Home- Course 4

Natural Plasters and Flooring – using mud, lime and different admixtures. Learn how to make a plaster and flooring with your own site materials

Back Home- Course 5

Introduction to Natural Building and Basic fundamentals of materials like mud, lime, bamboo and Surkhi – things you need to know before you use them.

Course 1

Introduction to Natural Building and Basic fundamentals of materials like mud, lime, bamboo and Surkhi – things you need to know before you use them.

Use the slider above to see other courses

Online Free Natural building video course 1

Course 2

Learn how to make Cob, Adobe, Wattle & Daub, Earth-bag, CSMB and other masonry walls. Step by step process explained with all ingredients & recipes.

Use the slider above to see other courses

Online Free Natural building video course 2

Course 3

Understanding different types of Foundation and Roof, along with thumb rules for calculating wall thickness, foundation depth and materials for roof.

Use the slider above to see other courses

Online Free Natural building video course 3

Course 4

Natural Plasters and Flooring – using mud, lime and different admixtures. Learn how to make a plaster, test it and use it on your wall – Do it all yourself.

Online Free Natural building video course 4

Course 5

Listen to stories of Owners, Professionals, self-trained Natural builders and artisans share their life experiences of making mud homes – helping you grow.

Online Free Natural building video course 5

About Back Home

Online Free Video Course to learn about making natural homes using mud, lime, stone, bamboo in a cost effective way, earth friendly and affordable to all.

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Online Natural Building Course
4 replies
  1. Thannal
    Thannal says:

    @Asjadji there is no enrollment for free videos to watch , this page will get updated . One by one we will upload the video when it Finishes. This will take minimum 10 months of dedicated work starting from July 2020. Kindly wait and track in this web page or you can join in our whats app group also to get an update- link is https://rebrand.ly/whatsapp-dccdd . Thank you.

  2. Chakkaravarthy
    Chakkaravarthy says:

    I am a civil engineer. Natural house is of great interest to me. I am constantly watching your video. Thanks

  3. Asjad Ahmed
    Asjad Ahmed says:

    Greetings!
    I would. Like to.Enroll for the free online video course. Could you please guide me?

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