Recipe

Recipe
Find out recipes for wall, plasters used by natural builders in different places in India and outside India– where you can learn how they have used different materials available locally to adapt to their requirements in the houses and other buildings. You can understand the various mixes and the property of materials specified in the example, relate it to the kind of materials you have, test the proportions with few variations to see how the materials work in your site. The same proportions cannot be recreated, but can help you find your own recipes.

Bagra flat lime roofs

In a village called Tehla near Jaipur, crushed lime waste ‘Bagra’ is extensively used for mortars, plasters as well as for making flat lime roofs. These exemplify the beauty, strength and possibilities that lie within a natural material like lime.

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