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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
 
[[Image:Bricks.jpg|thumb|right|Adobe brick drying]]
 
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Adobe is a type of [[:Category:Earthen construction|earthen construction]] composed, like [[:Category:Cobb|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{{fact}}.  They also regulate temperature due to their high [[:Category:Heat#Thermal mass|thermal mass]], which is very useful in climates with high diurnal temperature swings.
 
Adobe is a type of [[:Category:Earthen construction|earthen construction]] composed, like [[:Category:Cobb|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{{fact}}.  They also regulate temperature due to their high [[:Category:Heat#Thermal mass|thermal mass]], which is very useful in climates with high diurnal temperature swings.
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==Types==
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* Banco is a type of adobe. It is made by fermenting rice husks with mud.
  
 
==Organizations==
 
==Organizations==

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Introduction

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

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

Organizations

  • kleiwerks - Awesome natural-building teaching organization.

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