|01-14-11, 04:53 PM||#21|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
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His final step was to finish the walls with chicken wire and some kind of clay plaster that he troweled on. He explained he was doing it to stabilize the humidity inside. Looked really great.
|01-14-11, 06:54 PM||#22|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Woburn, MA
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When my family first moved to south Texas in 1951, we lived in a small adobe house.
Looked a little like this..
I think it must have been built in the early 1900s (or before),
The walls were really thick, and I remember it was it was pretty warm in the winter.
The adobe turned out to be too small and we soon moved into a large wooden house that really drafty..
But, back in those days, it cost peanuts to heat a leaky home.