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About Biju Bhaskar
Born in Kerala, India, from a farmer's family, he stopped his studies from a conventional architecture college and traveled extensively in different parts of Indian villages. One and a half years he worked under a tribal master making driftwood sculptures in Khajuraho. In his journey, he met and worked with master sculptors, painters, spiritual teachers, and photographers to uplift his knowledge in making shelters. In 2009 he was granted a degree in architecture from Indian Institute of Architecture. During this period, he reversed migrated to a village in Tiruvannamalai, under the foothills of Arunachala. He founded Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes in 2011, a Natural building awareness group and is still continuing his inner-journey in self-study and earthen shelter movement in India. In the last decade, he has spent full of his time in Research & Documentation about Indian indigenous shelters, spreading awareness through taking classes, workshops and publishing articles about Indian natural buildings. For more information visit www.thannal.com
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Books By Biju Bhaskar
This book intends to make interested individuals who are unfamiliar with the world of natural building aware of the possibilities that lie in using locally available materials. It is an illustrated manual for all those who wish to take on experimenting with hand -building their own home. This step by step guide will not only help the user to understand the basics of natural materials, but also the in-depth processes involved in making a natural building using cob, wattle & daub, stone, lime, and bamboo. This book is a result of a need for the common man who wants to build his own natural, cost-effective home, making it easily accessible.