Building with adobe

December 22, 2014

Building with adobe

 

 

Making adobe bricks

 

 

Building a house with adobe bricks

 

 

Building with adobe

 

El Paraíso, Honduras, 2014. Traditional brick-making and housebuilding in the south of Honduras.

Adobe is a sun-dried brick. In Honduras it is still common that families make their homes of adobe. The bricks are handmade of clay and left to dry in the sun for two days. This process leaves the brick hard and ready to use. Families showed me houses made of adobe that had been family homes over two and more generations and were over 100 years old.