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.

Earthen Wall Systems

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.

Types of Indian Plaster part 1

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…

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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