Click on the video below for a tour of Thannal campus. Thannal campus is located in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.
Our Next campus visit date: No campus visit due to Coronavirus outbreak in India. We will be updating if the situation is better in our WhatsApp group.
Details of Campus visit
Visitors to the Thannal Campus are allowed only on specific dates. Our campus is also the residence of our founders; that is why we have not put the location publicly on google maps. Respecting their privacy, kindly do not come for a campus visit without taking prior appointment. Our campus is located on the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.
We will be having a guided tour of our campus, explaining all buildings by 03.00 pm.
The dates for each month will be updated every month.
People who want to visit the campus can message our WhatsApp (Kindly wait for a reply for at least seven Working days), where we will help you to reach us. Kindly avoid visiting without taking an appointment, as the campus is our residence. Visiting during other times will not be entertained. Read about Thannal’s work here before visiting us.
Students who are coming for Research, Thesis, Site visit etc., can also come on this date. Kindly, students, study our articles in blogs and videos on our YouTube channel. We will be able to help you better if you are already studied about us. So please avoid visiting us without getting prepared.
Kindly go through the questions below before contacting us to help you better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.
We have started with a video course series online – the Back Home series – through which you can learn about mud construction. This course contains all aspects needed to make a home – foundation, wall, roof, plasters and flooring.
This course series part 1 has been released on 8th September 2021.
Part 2 work in progress. Completing this online series is our main priority work till December 2022.
Thannal means Shade. Thannal Natural Homes is a natural building training and awareness school rather than a construction group. You can read about us page to know more about Thannal.
Due to the coronavirus situation, we have to postpone all the workshops in this year 2021. We are waiting for the situation to get normal. So we are focusing on doing Online video courses. When we ensure that there are no problems, we will update you about the new workshop on the workshop page and WhatsApp group.
We are currently concentrating on the making of an online video course-Back home series. So We are not taking any new construction projects till December 2021. We believe that it is far more important for Thannal to create a different medium of learning, that is through videos and books. You can further know about how we are taking up projects by going through Upcoming Natural building works page. To read more about ‘Build a natural home’ Initiative, kindly go through the link embedded in it.
There are two factors mainly affecting the cost of natural building: Labour and material. If you get your materials on the site itself, the price will be coming down. Few factors which affecting cost are,
New doors & window vs Reclaimed doors & window
Working with three master Mason vs You & your friends working with one Mason
We have attained the cost of natural building about Rs. 700/- to Rs. 1400/- per square foot.
We are currently working on ‘Cost of building’ in detail. It will be published soon through our publications.
We are available for a talk on all Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Sorry for the inconvenience; on other days, kindly message us on this WhatsApp through Thannal news number- +91-9385620884. As a small team, we are doing our best within our limitations to serve you better.
You can join our WhatsApp group for new Thannal Natural building videos, articles, workshop updates, books, visiting us, online class, other Natural builders’ information. So kindly do remind us if the WhatsApp group gets filled.
Areas in which you can work with Thannal are Apprenticeship, Internships, Volunteering, Translators, giving voice over for videos and Video editors. When we open a new vacancy, we will update it on the Vacancy page. So please go to respective pages to know about Apprenticeship & Internship and Volunteering.
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