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Young Kerala engineer’s Rs 14 lakh house is cool even in peak summer

Saneesh V K and his eco-friendly house. Image Credit: Saneesh V K

A home that keeps you cool even during peak summer and costs just Rs 14 lakh. Yes, a young civil engineer from Kannur in Kerala has constructed a 950 sq ft two-bedroom eco-friendly traditional Kerala house on a five-cent plot for him and his family that doesn’t need an air-conditioner to stay cool and fits right into the budget.

“It was my dream to own a home. My love for traditional Kerala-style architecture made me explore different ways to construct an eco-friendly house suiting my budget,” said 29-year-old Saneesh V K of Peringathur, Thalassery, Kannur.

Saneesh, who passed out of Government Polytechnic College in Kannur after completing his three-year diploma in civil engineering in 2012, decided to construct the traditional eco-friendly house using locally sourced materials to show the world that indigenous resources can be utilised to create environmentally conscious living spaces at a low budget.

It took a year for Saneesh to finish the construction of the house that stands as a testament to both tradition and modernity, seamlessly blending ancient building techniques with contemporary design principles.

“I have used laterite stones, terracotta tiles, and specially selected wood known for its ability to stay cool even during the peak of summer. These materials, readily available in the region, not only contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the house but also enhance its thermal efficiency, keeping it naturally cool in the scorching heat,” Saneesh told “Open Digest“.

“We often overlook the wealth of resources available in our own backyard. By embracing traditional techniques and utilising locally sourced materials, we can create sustainable solutions that benefit both the environment and the community,” he added.

Despite its unique features and sustainable construction methods, the house cost a mere Rs 14 lakh to build. “I didn’t use any expensive materials like ceramic tiles, granite, or marble. The environment-friendly house is highly cost-effective. I am really happy that I could construct this comfy house for my family,” he added.

Saneesh can be contacted at 9633805696.


  1. Anonymous April 4, 2024

    Fantastic bro I will contact you shortly.

    Good luck

  2. Anonymous April 4, 2024

    Wishing you success 🙌

  3. Anonymous April 4, 2024

    My dream to own a home

  4. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    Awesome!! I hope it’s not too good to be true!

  5. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    Hats off !! Only 14 laks ! Soon, we will meet in your place. Good luck!

  6. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    What about at winter

  7. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    Very nice to see this articles. Soon i will contct you to get more details. I also having intersted to construct similar kind of house.
    All the best.

  8. Sunil April 5, 2024

    Happy to hear this news , congratulations bro

  9. Dinesh hegde April 5, 2024

    Do you also provide advisory services and guidance for construction of house in karnataka. I liked the concept and idea of eco-friendly house.

  10. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    I will connect you shortly 🙂

  11. dr.ramakanth v April 5, 2024

    Can we do it Telangana

  12. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    Very nice attempt Mr Sandesh , Eco friendly cool house. I refer you to my frds, Hyderabad. Very useful for farm housing projects. Good luck to you

  13. Varma April 5, 2024

    Very nice attempt Mr Sandesh , Eco friendly cool house. I refer you to my frds, Hyderabad. Very useful for farm housing projects. Good luck to you

  14. Smitha Devara April 5, 2024

    It’s not just eco friendly and cost effective but also super beautiful and ethnic.
    Great going Saneesh

  15. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    I am looking for my self

  16. Ajit Patil / Pune / Maharashtra April 5, 2024

    Awesome ! Really admirable. Shall get back to you soon.

  17. Mirza April 5, 2024

    Excellent work done, highly appreciated, I want to conduct same type row houses venture in Telengana .

  18. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    Awesome Mate

  19. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    You really a true CIVIL ENGINEER. Your passion reflected in the form of beautiful and comfortable house
    Really hatsoff

  20. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    So nice. Even better that you have propogated it.Still better that you have given his contact number. Not just his house the young man also looks so cool and down -to – earth.

  21. Jijesh April 5, 2024

    Adipoli Mr.Saneesh..At this cost

  22. PRASAD RAO K L April 5, 2024

    Great bro, will contact you in the near future. God bless you.

  23. James Antony April 5, 2024

    Rs. 14 lacks house is an inspiration to many, congratulations.
    All the best to the novel film movement team, wishing you all success.
    Study about climate change is the most important need of the present time. It’s a great job. Wishing you all success.

  24. Ramesh Kumar April 5, 2024

    Excellent sir. I wish to contact you for taking guidance to construct a home like you in my 43°C town in Telangana.

  25. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    I can appreciate the engineer who made eco friendly house.
    If he shares it in detail it will be helpful for others

  26. Anonymous April 5, 2024


  27. S Venkateswarrao April 5, 2024

    Really it is poor familygift because now fays too must coat material to constuct building send information, and plan of conatruction to venkateswarraosirigiri @gmail . com, engineers you are creative to the society congratulations

  28. M saikumar April 5, 2024

    Super sir

  29. R. S. Rao, Tenali. AP. April 5, 2024

    Hearty congrstulations, Mr. Saneesh!
    People like you must come forward to show the society how best we can utilize the resources available all around us wich are often ignored by us. God bless you!

  30. Krishna April 5, 2024

    Very interesting article and the way Saneesh innovatively constructed his dream house. I would like to appreaciate his efforts to realize his dream. Dear Saneesh excellent !!!. I want to have your coconsultancy & susuggestions for my dream house in to be constructed in Hyderabad . Hope you will help.
    Regards, krishna

  31. Anonymous April 5, 2024

    Good, finally good exploration

  32. Pavan April 5, 2024

    Very nice to hear it , we too like to have a home at our farm

  33. Godwin April 5, 2024


  34. Anurag Dadeech Sharma April 6, 2024

    But cutting trees doesn’t leads to deforestation and finally global warming?

  35. Anonymous April 6, 2024


  36. Sivakumar Somanur. April 6, 2024

    God bless you my boy to reach more upper techniques and become the best.
    – Sivakumar Somanur , Coimbatore.

  37. Anonymous April 8, 2024

    Pls share Contact information to 9895884464

  38. Anonymous April 10, 2024

    Hi, May I have ur WhatsApp number pls. It seems very interesting to me. Thank you

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