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Interview 82 Years Old Tamil Nadu Stapathi Master Artisan Nataraja Pillai Ayya FI
People & Interviews

Interview: 82 years old Tamil Nadu sthapathi (Master artisan) Nataraja Pillai ayya

Respecting an artisan series: Here, is a compilation of the interview with Nataraja Pillai ayya, on the usage of lime, lime plasters and various mud plasters that were practised in the region of Nagercoil.

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Unveiling the indigenous knowledge behind the mud houses of Nagercoil FI
Ageless Village Homes

Unveiling the indigenous knowledge behind the mud houses of Nagercoil

Our ancestors had attained a good strength and stabilization in their building, just by using several locally available plant and animal admixtures and handling mud in the right way!

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Understanding Gandhiji in the time of coronavirus FI
Ageless Village Homes

Understanding Gandhiji in the time of coronavirus

‘Every crisis is an opportunity in disguise’, this pandemic is a wake-up call to India, spotlighting the relevance of traditional Indian structure and the Gandhian way of life.

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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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Natural Builders

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.

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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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Ageless Village Homes

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.

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Thannal News

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

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