Prepare to attend a Natural Building workshop


Now that you’re all registered for the workshop, here are a few guidelines that you should go through before we get ourselves ‘slushy’.

  1. This is exclusively a hands-on workshop so get ready to stretch and twist your muscles. Our classes are scheduled tightly with a specific amount of practice sessions for each technique. So kindly refrain from talking too much and use your own time at the campus more effectively. We do not have excessive theory sessions because you learn a technique by practising it, not by listening to it or taking videos of how our artisan does it.
  2. If needed, there are enough resting spaces within the campus for elderly people & who wants a break.
  3. Do wear light comfortable cotton clothes, preferably old, to beat the heat. There are very few chances of your clothes not getting soiled.
  4. The sun can be a bit harsh here so carry sunscreen and headgears. In case of rain, please carry a raincoat because you may not be working under a ‘roof’.
  5. Do keep yourself hydrated to avoid any discomforts. You can also carry Electoral & Glucose for that extra boost of energy.
  6. Use footwear that you can slip in and out of easily. Our Natural Cob Gym will need the use of your bare feet!
  7. At times, working with hands can get a little rough; you can get a pair of work gloves along!
  8. Please carry your emergency medicines if and when required.
  9. Keep your cell phones away during the workshop. Recording videos of lectures, demonstration sessions by artisans and proportions of mixes is strictly prohibited to avoid any kind of misuse later. You may take videos and photos of your own hands-on sessions and the fun time you have at our campus.
  10. You can take notes during lectures, so bring along a pen and notebook if you tend to forget a few important terminologies & names.
  11.  We have only one toilet here on our campus, so kindly be patient waiting for your turn. Also, remember to wash your muddy feet and hands before using the toilet.
  12. Lunch during workshop days will be served from a local home-run mess nearby, with very different Indian flavours and rice. A variety of curry, spicy and non-spicy will be part of the dish. Due to various people’s preferences, ask us regarding various food options and flavours to avoid confusion.

Reaching Tiruvannamalai

Nearest Airport: 

Tiruvannamalai does not have its own airport. The nearest airport in terms of distance is the Puducherry Airport, located approximately 87 km away. However, it should be noted that this airport is relatively small in size. The closest large airport by distance is the Chennai International Airport, which is located about 172 km away. Another option is the Bengaluru International Airport, which is approximately 235 km away from Tiruvannamalai.

Nearest Railway station

A single railway station serves Tiruvannamalai, but it is relatively small, offering limited train services. Fortunately, there are several other railway stations in the vicinity of Tiruvannamalai, providing more options for travellers. Few of these nearby railway stations, along with their respective distances from Tiruvannamalai:

Polur Railway Station – 34 km
Tirukoilur Railway Station – 35 km
Villupuram Railway Station – 62 km
Tindivanam Railway Station – 68 km
Tirupattur Railway Station – 84 km
Katpadi Railway Station – 93 km

Reaching from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai (TVM)

Private Busses – No
Govt. Bus – Yes – From Koyembedu – Airpot -Thindivanam – Gingee – Tiruvannamalai (Very Frequent)
Train – No Direct Trains – From Chennai to Vellore (Frequent) to TVM or Chennai to Villupuram to TVM (Not Frequent)
Cab – Yes – Price Range from 3500-6000 INR

Reaching from Bengaluru to Tiruvannamalai

Private buses – Yes (Online booking available)
Govt. Bus – Yes – From Madiwala Bus Stand – Electronic city – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Uthanagarai – Tiruvannamalai (Very Frequent)
Train – No Direct Trains
Cab – Yes – Price range from 3500 – 6000 INR

Here are a few accommodations which are near Thannal Campus.

Lowest priced accommodations

1.Om guest House
Host: Raja
+91 96557 05064

2. Ambiga Gardens
Host: Rajan
+91 98844 06296

3. Arunachala Ashram
Contact: 09965552607

Mid-Range accommodations

1. Ammai illam
Host: M.Ramar
Contact: +91 98413 80396

2. A place to be yourself
Host: Shaktivel
Contact: 81243 88095

3. Rainbow Guest House
Mobile: 09443886408

On the Luxury

1. Athena Hotel
Contact: 09445672751

2. Ashreya Suites
Contact: 04175235655

3. Ramana Towers

4. Thaai Residency
Contact: 09791470133

5. Sparsa
Contact: 04175236811

Accommodation Link:

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Hope all of you have fun getting drenched in the mud!!

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