Revival of Zero %Cement buildings

Natural Building for Everyone


10+ Years of Service

Spreading awareness about Indian natural building methods, through hands-on workshops, online video courses and books

This is a platform for sharing knowledge in natural buildings based on the traditional shelter-making methods in India. The age-old practice of using natural materials available from the surroundings in a way without causing harm to nature is revived. The addition of plant and animal derivatives made these homes durable for centuries.

Completed Workshop

50+ hands-on training programmes were conducted and 1500+ people trained.

Books and ebooks

A path to ensure knowledge transfer from ancestors to the future generations.

Online tutorial video series Part 1 - 4

India's first natural building App for Online learning tutorial video series in Tamil & English

Research and Development

Scientific research and development involving artisans on traditional natural building methods and techniques

Traditional Rajasthani lime plastering using natural materials like Lime & Surkhi

Reviving the smooth mirror-like traditional Rajasthani Plasters using lime.

Roofing method using branches & twigs of plants with waterproofing plasters.

Explore Our Workshops

Learn the skill of shelter making by working with your hands on in our Natural building kalari.

Native Farmers Workshop

Natural Plastering and Flooring workshop

10-day long Course

Revival of traditional techniques workshop

Common Man Workshop

Natural Building Music videos

Songs that capture people and communities with their essence, journey, and emotions that give awareness to Natural building practices.

Natural Builders Around Us

Here you'll find architects, civil engineers, masons etc & discover Natural builders from every walk of life who have studied with Thannal
Ageless Village Homes

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.

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Ageless Village Homes

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.

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Ageless Village Homes

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.

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