Adobe

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Adobe brick drying

Adobe is a type of earthen construction composed, like cobb, of sand, clay, fiber (usually straw) and often other organic ingredients. The adobe mixture is shaped into bricks using adoberas (wooden frames) and then dried in the sun. Adobe structures are extremely durable, with many very old structures still in use[verification needed]. They also regulate temperature due to their high thermal mass, which is very useful in climates with high diurnal temperature swings.

Types[edit | edit source]

  • Banco is a type of adobe. It is made by fermenting rice husks with mud.

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • kleiwerks - Awesome natural-building teaching organization.

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