Thannal Natural Building Workshop - 25th November 2017 - DIY Building with Earth

  • Start Date: Nov. 25, 2017, 9 a.m.
  • End Date: Nov. 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

Welcome to the foothills of Arunachala, Thiruvannamalai for the two day weekend workshop “Essentials of Building with Earth”. This edition of the workshop is for those who want an introduction to natural building.

The hands-on workshop will cover various natural building materials, process and design. Topics covered in workshop is not limited but includes building with mud (cob, adobe, wattle & daub, CSMB etc), foundations, preventing termites and pests, natural finishes etc.

25th and 26th November 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)

Participation is limited to 15 participants and will be on a first come first serve manner. We are seeking participants with all levels of experience. Most importantly, applicants should have enthusiasm, a deep willingness to learn, an appreciation for working with their hands and a good attitude!

Workshop Location
Thannal, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu - 606603

Accommodation is arranged from Friday Evening. Since the workshop starts at 8.30AM Saturday morning, it is recommended to reach Thiruvannamalai by Friday evening (Early accommodation can be arranged up on request).
Please let us know in advance when you will be arriving.
It will be a shared accommodation. There will be separate accommodation for ladies and gents.
Accommodation Address : Hotel Chola, Chengam Road,Thiruvannamalai

Nearest Railway Stations: Thiruvannamalai, Kattpadi and Villupuram
Nearest Airpot: Chennai
Auto rickshaws will be arranged on demand for travel between workshop location and accommodation.

Simple south indian breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of accommodation.
Dinner is not included, you could avail it from any of the nearby restaurants.

Prepare for the day
Please see below links for details of things to carry and other matters of concern.

For any further queries please email us at with subject “Workshop November 2017”, or you could call us at 8870 56 75 Five Zero. We will try get back to your emails in the same day, so please call us only if that is unavoidable.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
If you want to cancel your reservation before 5th November, we will refund you full amount if we are able to fill the vacancy before 10th November. Otherwise we will refund you 50% amount paid.

*It is fine (We encourage) to bring your kids along with you. Let them play with mud.
*We don't entertain non participants at workshop site during workshop hours, unless it is unavoidable (Please let us know in advance).
*Do respect privacy of others when you go visit any nearby sites.
*If you are planning to attend with your family (Spouse/Mother/Father), please get in touch with us before registering.