Adobe House Style
Early & Modern Adobe Houses Construction
- Adobe is a spanish word for mud brick. The houses back in the day were made of sand, clay, water, and other organic materials.
- They are extremely durable, and were one of the first house styles ever made.
- If you compare it to a wooden house/building the adobe house has many advantages like they're so much better in hot climates.
- Now Adobe houses are made for wetter and cooler climates, although they still use much of the earlier architectural design.
- It is now made of cement and plaster.
- Still some of the Pueblo people of New Mexico, still live in adobe complexes and have been for nearly 1,000 years.
- The first adobe houses were built by Indigenous people that lived in the southwestern United States, Latin America, and South America in the 8th century BC.
Design & Cost
The house design:
- Massive walls that have round edges.
- Stepped levels.
- Blunt angles
- Flat roofs with ends of wooden beams projecting through the walls also know as vigas.
- Rough-hewn timber structural members
Earlier adobe homes used to be one of the cheapest homes to buy.
Other Fun Facts
- Back in the day, in order to survive humans had to build Adobe homes to protect them from the weather and dangerous prey.
- They were the safest of the homes
- Pueblos Indians lived in these houses
- They are very green/eco houses, save a lot of energy.
- They have always been waterproof