Adobe houses spot the landscape of the American Southwest. Made of the hygroscopic (moisture absorbing) materials mud and straw, these houses work well in desert climates. The amount of moisture in the atmosphere correlates with the strength of an adobe house -- the wetter the atmosphere, the weaker the house. In addition to providing shelter in dry environments, adobe insulates well, protecting inhabitants from extreme cold and heat.
Building The House
Things You Will Need
- Wooden skewers
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