In the Muzo region, where our new project is underway, numerous old adobe houses have been found to be still in use; some are over 150 years old – a testament to the utility of this simple method of construction as well as its cultural patrimony. The region demonstrates the power that earth building plays in providing shelter, sustaining community, and preserving cultural heritage.
Clayhands is proud to be part of this exciting resurgence allowing future generations to find inspiration in the old traditional techniques as well as taking advantage of today’s innovations. An old tradition with a new future, adobe building engenders a strong connection to the landscape; the versatility, strength, and beauty of earthen buildings and their designs inspire us to meld the past and present. A remarkable evolution has today taken shape with creative earth-builders who bring in new methods, technology, and environmental awareness to form a true resource for community growth and enrichment. In the resurrection of recipes for earth and lime plasters the elements of color and beauty are added to this very practical teaching.