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.

Termites & Indian Natural Buildings

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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.

Earthen Wall Systems

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The ranges of different natural building techniques out there are many and all of them are appealing. These wall systems use locally available renewable materials and focus on minimizing the negative ecological impact.

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

Types of Indian Plaster part 1

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The beauty of Indian plasters is that it utilises different natural derivatives from trees and herbs to increase the molecular strength, termite resistance and water repelling quality. Kitchen ingredients like Methi (fenugreek), Gur (jaggery), Kadukkai (Haritaki), Gooseberry, herbs like...