Bengaluru couple lives in unique solar powered eco-friendly mud-house

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (SS)

Bengaluru, May 15: Due to rapid urbanisation and the proliferation of information technology, Bengaluru has gradually turned into a concrete jungle. Bengalureans have become busy in carrying out their day-to-day household chores and attending to their office work. But, for a few life is different as they have adopted eco-friendly measures to become role models in society. A few of them have devised new ways of life to live meaningfully.

A couple have shown the way and what it means to be busy and still maintain a good work-life balance by adopting eco-friendly measures to set an example to others.

Reva and Ranjan Malik have adopted an eco-friendly way of life in Bengaluru. They have built a solar-powered house of mud which is referred to as a rammed earth house. The couple has used mud, sand, lime and chalk materials and mixed them along with some cement to build their dream home which is said to be strong and eco-friendly. It took them eight months to complete construction work on their home.

Reva and Ranjan say they often wanted to build and live in a home that was similar to what was seen in villages. Before they relocated to Bengaluru, the couple lived in New Delhi and were quite busy in their lives.

The couple says that they visited many places during their childhood and after marriage they had even visited many places. They said they loved the houses built in areas surrounding Delhi and in some villages of North India. They felt that they should lead simple lives and so they chose to live in Bengaluru by building a house of mud and other eco-friendly materials. They bought land measuring 3,000 sq ft in dimension in the outskirts of Bengaluru and built an eco-friendly home. The land was used for organic farming until 2018.

The couple say they were impressed with the culture, environment and the living standards of Bengaluru which led them to relocate to the city.

Reva says the house gives them enough fresh air to breathe unlike a concrete structure. The couple has built a home on 770 sq ft of area with only one roof. The house has one bedroom, kitchen, and a big living room. The couple say they spent Rs 25 lac to build their dream home.

The couple do not use gas cylinders to cook. They use a stove to cook food. The house does not have taps anywhere to avoid wastage of water. Instead, they have erected small hand pumps and water that is used in these pumps are used for gardening.





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  • Eva, Kirem

    Mon, May 16 2022

    I am enjoying a spacious 40 years old mud, red coloured cemented flooring house . Tiled and windows are fully covered with net. Nights are naturally airconditioned. Another opinion how many of us are in need of a car to cover short distance? Not all of us are in need to use car everytime we go out. Cycles with paralal lane should be promoted. How many benifits we will have! Cost effective, pollution will be less and good health for sedentary life people but only problem for gyms will not have any customers.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Mon, May 16 2022

    We should proud of our famous roof tiles from Manglore.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 15 2022

    It's like going back to your roots ...

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    There are a couple of eco-friendly houses in Mangalore too, but it turns out that building a house of mud mixture is very expensive as compared to concrete/bricks. Labour costs go above our head because the technology is uncommon and workers are inexperienced hence a lot of time is wasted. Nevertheless, people who have enough money shouldn't look at the costs because an environmentally healthy abode will prevent many health issues which they may otherwise have to incur in future. Spend your money on healthy practices and help the nature so that more builders will come forward to involve to make this system a cheaper one. Well, I'm not giving lecture only, I'm already enjoying a slightly varying housing system.

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  • Jeevan, Udupi

    Sun, May 15 2022

    I disagree with Mr. Ahmed. Not everything has to be modernized. If people enjoy this life and are doing something good for the world, we must appreciate.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    You snatched the words from my mouth. Whether an eco-friendly house or reviving of lakes, it takes us back to healthy lifestyle by inches but concrete jungle leaps by miles towards destruction.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    It's good for as a show piece but can't be helpful for today's everyday living style. Zamane k saath badalna zaruri hai.

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