Part 1 - 4: Complete Companion of Natural Building

Releasing contents at regular intervals (Initially only Part 1)


The Back Home – an inner sathi (companion) in Indian Natural Building is an online tutorial video series for mud construction. It contains all the aspects to build a mud home successfully.

It is a five-part series consisting of knowing the basics of materials, foundation, wall, roof, plaster, flooring and interviews with owners and professionals.

People from all walks of life can use these tutorial videos to learn about mud homes. The videos teach construction methods in a simple step by step format, which is simple for any common person to understand the technique. It can make a strong base for starting explorations about natural building surroundings and do small scale practices initially. It aids in self-learning by the viewers by being in their places, exploring their local materials. After attending a hands-on workshop or consulting with an experienced natural builder, one can further clear all the doubts related to their specific site and then start construction. The course is for students, professionals, workers, artisans, owners – anyone who wants to learn. It is currently available in Tamil and English, and hopefully, more languages to follow in future.

Besides learning through tutorial video, buying this package can provide exclusive access to Research and Documentation by Thannal in the future, which is further helpful in exploring the natural buildings.

Note: Currently, only Part 1 – Essentials of Natural Building Materials is published.

Part 2 – ‘Walls & Foundation’, Part 3 – ‘Roofing’ and Part 4 ‘Plastering & Flooring’ will be completely launched before June 2023.

The upcoming parts in the following schedule are -

- Part 2 – Types of Roofing Systems is a work in progress.

- Part 3 – Foundation and Wall system is the next module.

- Part 4 – Natural Plastering and Flooring is the later module.

- Part 5 – 'Natural builders around us' is already published on the YouTube channel.

Benefits of buying the complete package –

Exclusive access to Research and Development

Early bird access to upcoming episodes of Wall, Foundation, Roof, Plastering and Flooring as soon as individual episodes are complete in the coming months.

Buying the whole package than individual parts can also provide savings.

After watching the tutorial videos, it is a must to do exercises and explorations by learners with the available local materials. Hands-on practice is essential for the learning of natural building. It helps the learner figure out the appropriate method for the available materials or adapt the techniques for the local context.

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Releasing contents at regular intervals (Initially only Part 1)

This is a platform for sharing knowledge in natural buildings based on the traditional shelter-making methods in India. The age-old practice of using natural materials available from the surroundings in a way without causing harm to nature is revived. The addition of plant and animal derivatives made these homes durable for centuries.

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India - 606603