NATURAL BUILDINGS

 

As a kid I have spent almost every vacation at my grandmother’s place. This house is in the farms where milk is got from cow every morning, vegetables from the farm, a little water pond close to the house and a lot of trees to play on.… READ MORE...

Demolition waste

As time is passing the amount ofconstruction happeningis growing vigorously. With the rapid growth in construction activities, construction waste and demolition waste is increasing day by day. The best of cement structures last for a maximum of 100 years.This means that a cement building does not last beyond a generation!… READ MORE...

Working with Adobes…..Yay!!!!!

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We know blogs have been silent for a while, but work at Sacred groves is on with full power!
Henceforth, we try to revive our blogs to keep everyone updated of the latest research, developments,struggles at Sacred Groves.
Now that the houses are growing pretty fast, excitement seems to be increasing every minute….… READ MORE...

Why are the Cob Walls so thick?

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The morning breaks with the affectionate (intended though not ingested) wakeup call from the house mother. Unwilling, sleepy and drowsy all share smiles and morning greetings participating in the zombie walk to the Sacred Circle. The day’s tasks include scaffolding adjustments, tarp stitching and a concrete parapet making on the mezzanine floor slab of the third prototype house.… READ MORE...

WORKS IN THE PAST: MEZZANINE FLOOR SLAB

As promised in one of the previous posts, to keep you all informed about the works done and currently going on site, today, we start with the mezzanine slab which was laid in the third house, i.e. the family unit.

Mezzanine slab in the third house is children’s play area, and to provide families who will be living in the house, a space for leisure activities.… READ MORE...

Houses for a healthy and happy life, part 2

There is growing concern about the health effects of electromagnetic radiation. Much research is being done and evidence is piling up. One thing that becomes clearer, while evaluating all of the scientific research in this field, is that we know very little about the electromagnetic processes happening in our body, and in that of all other life forms on earth.… READ MORE...

Getting the mix right !

Cob is a mixture of sandy-sub soil, clay and straw. It is mixed by crushing the particles together by either dancing on it or using the head of a digger. Historically cob might have been mixed by farm animals who would walk up and down on the sand, clay and straw.… READ MORE...