Natural building books weaving walls

Natural building book intends to make individuals unfamiliar with the world of natural building aware of the possibilities that lie in using locally available materials
January 5, 2017/by Thannal

The Wattle & Daub Cottage

The Wattle & Daub Cottage at Sukrishi farm in Bangalore, India. With a making of cottage Video and an illustrated guide to cob, wattle and Daub construction
December 28, 2016/by Thannal

Plasters of Rajasthan

In Rajasthan you can find both the limits, the extravagant finishes of the palaces and the humble plasters of the villages, both made using natural materials.
October 11, 2016/by Thannal

Earthen Finishes of Wayanad

“Your skin is the reflection of one’s inner health”. Recipes & techniques behind earthen finishes of Wayanad using sap,rice straw ash, rice husk...... ...read more
October 7, 2016/by Thannal

Rajagopalan’s Veedu

One of the oldest houses of Wayanad, this cob and straw thatch house is a proof of the resilience of a natural material as humble as mud, standing tough for over 300 years
September 28, 2016/by Thannal

The forgotten earth homes of Wayanad, Kerala

Three people and their Mannu Veedu (mud homes) that are nothing short of a revolutionary movement in the realm of sustainable living in a crisis laden Wayanad.
September 20, 2016/by Thannal

Building an earthen roof over a cob home using Karingota leaves

Documentation about using Karingota leaves to do an earthen roof over a cob home - Re"searching" past and materials for better future.
May 6, 2016/by Thannal

Traditional Flat earthen roof using Eeta leaves

Traditional earthen roof with a vapor barrier in 3 Storey home in two floors made with out concrete but mud and eeta leaves
May 4, 2016/by Thannal

Devan’s Earthen Plaster using lime, husk & cow urine

Recipe for Earthen Plaster using lime, husk & cow urine for a beautiful wall finish of Devapriyan Kanjankat‘s Cob home from the Coast of Kerala.
May 3, 2016/by Thannal

Clay plasters in Ash Cottage

Article by Natural builder Becky Little about how she used clay plaster in her home & studio space to render an interior wall.
April 28, 2016/by Thannal
path way to lime kiln

Path way to Lime Kilns

The glory isn’t lost, we can reintroduce lime back into our lives into our homes, in this age of global warming they could be the saviours. It’s time we look back for a better future.
September 15, 2015/by Thannal
Alchemy in Architecture Flat mud terrace roof earthen homes

Alchemy in Architecture

Standing proudly, on the edge of the road was a charming remnant of the local architectural tradition of Tumkur. This flat mud terrace roof home is around 200 years old
June 3, 2015/by Thannal

Earth buildings still smile under the veil of Lakkundi village

You can find on earth buildings in Lakkundi multitude textures from stone, wattle & daub, mud, wood and lime to satisfy the natural building lover’s palette
June 1, 2015/by Thannal

Flowing Palm Leaf Lean-To roof

We are lucky enough to get this 18 feet height wood from nearby village. Tied rope at the top most point in different direction to see the pitch of the roof
September 10, 2013/by Thannal

Marking on Earth for cob foundation

Two natural colours were used for the grid as well as for the curved wall of cob foundation. For the basic grid points we used red mud and for curves we used lime powder.
July 24, 2013/by Thannal