Has anyone built themselves a mud house before? I think it is different than cob. It is literally mud (maybe with a little straw) baked in the sun. It's the traditional way of building around here, and I had never seen one like these in the States before I left.
Well, I feel sheepish. I grew up in Tucson in the land of adobe! Guess I had never seen one built from scratch before. It was such a cool process to be part of building this place.
The amazing thing is that we live in one of the wettest states of India and still the traditional building method is mud bricks (adobe bricks) which will melt in the rain! The key is to keep the rain off with a nice big slate roof. It even blocks the monsoon rain.
Thanks for the clarification!
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