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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team
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 Editorial Team
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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

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 Editorial Team

Thannal cob homes for Thannal Workers

While designing Thannal cob homes for Thannal workers we kept this Growing tree as our center point in our design composition, so the whole structure started growing around this tree and our drain.
July 15, 2013/by Editorial Team

who am i mud hut

Who am I mud house has a loft made of bamboo and a small kitchen. West wall has an art work using broken tiles and bottles. This side is also carved using chisel.
July 15, 2013/by Editorial Team
Summer in Mud Hut

Summer in Mud Hut

Summer started in Thiruvannamalai, our growing trees started giving shades. Especially our mud structure is really cool inside. Our beloved friend Shihab Kader, a photographer visited us
April 17, 2013/by Editorial Team
Land Art in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Land Art in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

As a request from others after 3 years we all thought of putting this land art in this blog.We named this sculpture "Giri Vannakam", means bow to a mountain, Arunachala
March 22, 2013/by Editorial Team