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  1. Madhankumar M

    Hi Varun
    Just came across your website and realised we share a lot of things in common. I did my M.Arch in IIT-Roorkee around the same time you were in. I am too interested in Vaults and have been working on something for my own home and excited to see that you have already built one in the same lines. I would be interested to take your professional help for my own home at a really low cost on my site off bannerghatta road. What do you think.


    • vtarchitect

      I would be happy to help Madhan, Why dont you take the time off to attend a workshop we are organizing.. there are a few coming up in Bangalore this month. Most workshops are very affordable and the fees are going towards noble causes.

  2. Asha

    I am not a architecture person, but for a while had been looking at different traditional forms of construction. I stay in chennai and I have a plot of land in vijayawada andhra pradesh for which I want to get the construction done by traditional methods. Can you execute the project or can you suggest people who can do the same in vijayawada?


    • vtarchitect

      Dear Asha,
      Thanks for writing to us. We do not know people who build vernacular in vijaywada but I am sure you will find the needed skill and knowhow in nearby villages there.
      Typically, when I start such a project, I make several trips to nearby villages to find talent, materials and make connections. Things fall in place.

      We would be happy to talk about your project, however, I will not be in India till June 2016 to execute something in person.
      Varun Thautam


    Dear Sir,
    I am balamoorthi from namakkal (Student of Dr.Nammalvar) , you are doing a wonderful job to the society. I am very happy to meet you Soon. I am giving guest lecture in organic farming and Good foods
    my contact number is 7200264219
    thank you sir

  4. Hello Varun !

    I am happy to see your work and I am sure that there are lot of things to learn from you. Do let me know if there are workshop in chennai or also if you need volunteer for a short duration.

    Hitesh Kumar

    • vtarchitect

      Hitesh, We do need volunteers at the Cuckoo School. you can see a dome being constructed.. assist my masons in building it. We need a minimum of weeks commitment. Register here:

  5. Viswanathan

    Hey Varun,
    I’m interested in adobes and vaults too. How do I get to know the happening of workshops like the one happened at Forest. (Cuckoo Forest School).

    • vtarchitect

      Vishwanathan, We do need volunteers at the Cuckoo School. you can see a dome being constructed.. assist my masons in building it. We need a minimum of weeks commitment. Register here:

  6. Sunita Dighe

    I have built a semi cob cottage near Khopoli in Maharashtra. Wanted to learn about earth and natural plasters… Would also love to see your work. Will be in Bangalore in September…is it possible to meet?

    • vtarchitect

      Dear Sunita,
      Wonderful to hear from you. I am in Mexico at the moment and will return in December. You are welcome to come see work at any or our construction sites in Bangalore.
      If you need assistance with plasters and natural finishes.. you can contact Jeremy and Shruthi. they run a firm called

  7. Nayan Jain

    Hey Varun ,
    I am an architectural student in SPA Delhi, in the 4th year as you would also know that we have to do an intern ship under an architect. Its a requirement of curriculum, but I think for me its much more than just an intern ship. I want to learn more of architecture on the real site, build with my own hands, helping people building it, understanding basics of different materials other than concrete, enjoy a complete new settings and desire to build my thoughts, although intern ship would be a short period for it but I want to give it a start.

    Last year I was with Satprem Maini in Auroville learning basics of mud architecture and it was very interesting we were learning new materials, and earth did fascinated me. I want to learn more of it to get complete understandings of it.

    So in simple words I would like to join you as an intern, helping you and learning at the same time and contribute/share my knowledge if I have any which can suit the task, I have emailed you my resume and portfolio at also the same is emailed to madeinearth at, Please take a review of it and reply if I suit for the purpose.

    thanking you,

    Nayan Jain
    School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi,

    • vtarchitect

      Dear Nayan,
      I am sorry to reply this late. I saw your comment on my blog and finally got to reply to you. Your portfolio is impressive and you sound like a dedicated soul. I am sure you have found a rightful internship by now. However, if you wish to work with us in the future (post June 2016), Let me know and I will inform you when I am back in India.
      As of now we are building in Mexico and are returning to start more projects in India this coming May 2016. We are really looking forward to being back in India.
      All the best for your future endeavors

  8. sudhes

    any contact in coimbatore?


  9. arunraj

    hai, i am arunraj vr ( student architect) from kerala doing my b arch course(currently 4 th year).Is there any chance for me to work with you after completing my course ? .

    • vtarchitect

      Yes its possible to work with me, from July 2016 onwards.
      Send me your portfolio and a cover letter of interest. What do you want to learn?

  10. Ashwini Kumar

    Hi Varun,
    i was intresting to see your works. One my clients wants to do this for her house. I need your help on this,. Want to know more information on the product.. the process. time cost.. etc.. Project location Hyderabad. We can meet up wither here or bangalore. Wherever convenient.

    Please let me know. You can contact me or my wife.. on 8099089011 or 9908839011.


  11. Deovrat Dwivedi


    This is Deovrat Dwivedi.

    I am a 4th year B.Arch student from IIT Rooekee. I have worked for Auroville Earth Institute for 4 months last summer. This is my internship semester which I wanted to again spend with an earth architect. I am working with Ar. Karan Grover and associates in Vadodra but I am not a huge fan of commercial work. Is there a way to connect with you sir in the future?

  12. hey Varun
    I am a 2nd year undergraduate pursuing B.Arch in IIT Roorkee.I am interested in doing hands-on work related to building construction and know the very basics on how does a building gets built.I want to work with you during summers and explore my interest in the vast field of architecture by interacting with new minds.
    Kindly let me know if you can help me.

  13. Hi, Im Athira currently doing final year b.arch, as i got inspired to earth architecture from architect chithra vishwanath’s projects, my interest to mud architecture increased but as a beginner i couldnt get into any of the earth architecture firms for my internship, so i hope after final year i can start building my career on earth architecture by joining one of the firm because i want to design, build and learn, how the process is, i dont want to stick onto the office and be a draftsperson(thats what i did for internship). So i would like to join your firm and learn and help to design and build with earth in every possible way. If there is vacancy please let me know.
    Thank you
    Email id – 8281973072 (kerala)

  14. yamini gurjar

    deeply impressed by the projects and the kind of work you do.
    i am an architecture student in my 5th year from jodhpur rajasthan. i am deeply motivated by earth architecture and vernacular architecture and i want to work in projects that involve working with natural and organic material. working with you will be a great experience for me as i enjoy working with natural materials and vernacular techniques. is it possible that i get a chance of working with you on one of your projects?

  15. Devinth m

    Hi, I am a student in school of architecture and planning,Anna university,Chennai.i have completed my 3rd year ..Is there any possibility to do internship in ur firm …I have mailed my portfolio and CV .. Waiting for ur reply ..Can I have ur contact number..I called to the number in this site..But it’s a wrong number ..Kindly reply me fast

  16. Siddhi

    Hi Varun,

    It’s great to see your work. I’m interested in earth architecture workshop and want to know if there are any upcoming workshops. I’m presently out of country but plan to come down in July/August.
    Looking for something during that time


    • vtarchitect

      thanks for writing.. I am in Mexico till the end of the year.. will put your email on my list.. and will be notified when there is one in India.

  17. Nandhini Kandavel

    Hi Sir,

    Extremely happy and inspired to see your work. I am very interested in sustainable earth architectural practices. Been working as a freelance architect for a year now. I would love to learn as much as i can from you sir. Please let me know if there are any workshop in and around Tamil Nadu , i stay in Chennai but i am ready to travel to attend the workshop. Thank you

  18. smitha

    hi mr varun,appreciate ur way of working. wuld like to attend ur workshop. also wud like to know if we cud collaborate on one of our project.thx.

  19. Renuka U

    Hello sir,
    I live in Bangalore and would love to attend your workshop. Please do notify me too about any future workshops! :)) thank u 😀

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