A traditional type of construction similar to cob made with mud bricks (which is what the word adobe originally means). These are essentially constructed from local materials – soil or clay mixed with sand, coarser organic materials such as dung and straw and water in varying proportions, and left to dry and harden outdoors.

Adobe walls are thick and with an advantageous thermal mass – for hot countries in particular; strong, affordable, employing locally available materials adobe can be found in many different parts of the world in some of our oldest surviving buildings–in west and north Africa, north and south America, Eastern and central Europe, West Asia and the Middle East…

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