India: How a Kerala couple built a sustainable mud house and a forest of their dreams

Journal of People

Down To EarthFebruary 20, 2020

With concrete, a major source of pollution used to build most homes, becoming the second most-consumed resource on the planet after water, the need and awareness for energy-efficient homes is on the rise.

Down To Earth met a couple residing in Kerala, who realised the need to live an eco-friendly life. They built a mud house named ‘Nanavu’ — made of earth and other natural materials — that cost them just Rs 4 lakhs, 60 per cent of which was spent in labour charges.

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