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Learn the skill of shelter making by working with your hands on in our Natural building kalari.

2023 & 2024 Workshop Schedule

The 5-day Hands-on and Complete Companion of Natural Building Combo workshop –

1. October 1st – 5th, 2023 (Status: Housefull)
2. December 11th – 15th, 2023 (Status: Housefull)
3. January 26th – 30th, 2024 (Status: Open)

If you’re excited about joining this year’s 5-day Hands-on and Complete Companion Natural Building Combo workshop, you can now sign up for the waiting list in case all seats are filled. If there are any cancellations or openings, we will notify you promptly. To ensure you have a reserved seat, please send an email to thannalroots<@>gmail.com.

Find the details here – 5-Day Combo Workshop

Please be aware that the next 10-Days and 2- Days workshops will be held in 2024, but the specific dates have not been determined yet. However, you have the opportunity to participate in the 5-day Hands-on and Complete Companion of Natural Building Combo workshop. For more information or to express your interest, please write to us at thannalroots<@>gmail.com.

Natural building workshops are the platforms where people understand the significance of Natural Buildings through sensing various materials used, how they are prepared, hands-on experience on indigenous techniques, observe experimentations and completed projects and know about pioneer natural builders from around the world. More than this, participants can connect with other like-minded people through Thannal and learn from their own life experiences about why they have chosen for a natural building.

Workshops are open to everyone regardless of the profession they belong to. Anyone interested can attend the course and learn about the simple methods. We encourage families and kids being a part of this course as it integrates everyone in nature and shows a path to how buildings can be made causing less harm to the environment.

We have workshop for precise objectives with variations in the schedule so as to suite the demands of distinct groups and for clear-cut understanding of the fundamentals of the specific subject.

Tamil Nadu 5 Day Combo Natural building workshop India

Five Day

5 Day Combo Natural building workshop

Experience our 5-day combo natural building workshop in Tamil Nadu, India. Gain hands-on training and lifetime access to our comprehensive Natural Building online course. Begin your sustainable construction journey now!

Location: Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu. India

Two Day

Awakening workshop for Students

This course is only for group of students from a college – institution or university. Hands-on Course with Rural study and hands-on in Cob, Wattle & Daub, Adobe, CSMB and Natural Finishes.

Location: Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Two Day

Common Man Workshop

2 Day Workshop Basics of how to do a Natural Building for yourself, learn different types of Foundation, Wall Systems & Finishes.

Location: Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu.


10-day Natural Building Course

Detailed course in Natural Building including Foundation, Wall Systems, Flooring, Roofing & Finishes. Includes Site Visits to our projects and old mud houses.

Location: Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu.

Three Day

Native Farmers Workshop

This workshop is exclusively for native villagers, who knows only their language and changed into an alternate lifestyle, working deeply in natural farming, oil extraction etc.

Location: Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu.

Three Day


Hands-on learning Lime in form of Thappi- Lohi & Araish Plaster and Lime Flooring from master masons from Rajasthan. Through this workshop, we attempt to revive this traditional method of plastering.

Location: Tiruvanamalai, Tamil NadU

One Day

Natural Plastering workshop

Five Natural Plasters in Mud, Mud+Lime and Lime, with different admixtures, natural gums and Lime Wash with natural colours.

Location: Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu.

Completed Workshops

Over 50 +  hands-on training programmes were conducted and 1500+ people trained

Online Video Course

Natural Building class in Tamil & English

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