People & Interviews

Sharing experiences of people who have built natural homes. Each journey in making a natural home is different, but surely knowing the challenges faced by fellow travellers can empower you. Look out for stories of owner’s build, professionals in natural building, self-trained natural builders and artisans, whose life has been touched by natural building.

Thannalites – Young Natural builders from India

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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.

Native Seed Collectors of Tamil Nadu – Part 1

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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.

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

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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.

Interview: Thappi, a Marvel tool of Lime

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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.

Interview: Traditional Natural colourist Yusuf Painter

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In his journey of explorations in Traditional Indian Lime Plasters, Biju Bhaskar meets Yusuf ji, a traditional natural colourist, who worked mainly on paintings and murals (on lime plaster) for over 50 years. Read more about his expertise in different sources of Natural Colours and time-tested techniques of application