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Name: Tal
Status: student
Grade: K-3
Location: FL
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
How do you make a house out of mud?



Replies:
Tal

Mud houses, called adobe houses in the Southwest United States are made of mud bricks. First you make a square wooden frame, then you put mud in the frame and then you either let it dry in the sun or you fire it in a kiln. Then you use mud as a mortar to build walls. You have to use some other substance such as wood or thatch for the roof.

Attached please find a photo of an adobe house in Lincoln, New Mexico.

Sincere regards, Mike Stewart

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/images/LincolnNMAdobe.jpg



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