Indian natural building useful links

Useful links

Kindly go through the below useful links before contacting us to help you better, regarding workshop, house construction queries, consultation, artisan enquiry, interviews, learn with thannal etc.
August 21, 2020/by Editorial Team

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.
April 3, 2020/by Editorial Team

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.
March 27, 2020/by Editorial Team

Thannalites – Young Natural builders from India

Young generation natural builders from India, who have learnt earthen construction with Thannal for years and are practicing in different parts of India, in a true sense of building with minimal disturbance to earth using only natural materials and strictly zero cement.
November 22, 2019/by Editorial Team

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.
July 10, 2019/by Editorial Team

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.
July 5, 2019/by Editorial Team

Thannal Annual Newsletter, April 2018 – April 2019.

Annual News letter of Thannal Mud Homes Trust, all the activities - research & documentation, experiments, courses in the year April 2018-April 2019
May 17, 2019/by Editorial Team

Journalists and media persons who wish to interview us kindly go through the FAQs

Journalists and media persons who wish to interview us kindly go through the FAQs . we try to avoid any unwanted media attention, conferences or public talks.
November 23, 2018/by Editorial Team

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.
November 2, 2018/by Editorial Team

This year’s Thannal Resolutions

Resolutions for the upcoming year as per the present circumstances in and around Thannal and Indian Natural Building movement, through disaster management, natural farming, free homes and natural building books.
August 23, 2018/by Editorial Team

Natural and Living Fences

Fences reflect one’s perception of boundaries. Unlike conventional fences that use up resources, natural and living fences provide resources for us.
August 8, 2018/by Editorial Team

Natural Building Books Part-2

This directory of books on Natural building provides insight into the oldest techniques like Adobe to the latest natural building technology like Super adobe (Earthbag) and Compressed stabilized Mud Blocks (CSMB).
July 26, 2018/by Editorial Team

Earthen Wall Systems

The ranges of different natural building techniques out there are many and all of them are appealing. These wall systems use locally available renewable materials and focus on minimizing the negative ecological impact.
July 9, 2018/by Editorial Team

Natural Building Books Part-1

This is a directory of Natural building books on wall systems like Cob, wattle and Daub and rammed earth by proficient Natural builders from around the globe based on their practical understandings. These books are substantial guide .........
July 2, 2018/by Editorial Team

Interview: Thappi, a Marvel tool of Lime

Master Mason Abdul Razak ji talks about Thappi Plaster and the peculiarities of the plaster. Read about how Thappi Plaster with admixtures is applied on diverse surfaces and types of Lime in Rajasthan he has worked with.
June 18, 2018/by Editorial Team