Adobe houses are made of a distinct form of house building material called adobe. Commonly used in Native Southwest America, adobe was conventionally made by mixing straw and mud transformed into bricks. But with modern era, these came to be made of clay and sand. Adobe homes are best suited for desert areas as they are great in keeping the heat off. Being good insulators, like straw and bale houses, these houses are great to stay cool.
Some of the designs that feature on the adobe houses are listed below:
• Presence of ‘banco’ or low-lying earthen bench that is constructed into the wall inside the homes is a common sight.
• Construction of roof drains or canales that channels rain water from the rooftop to the garden area is a common.
Besides, it also has another feature called a ‘ramada’ that is a shade made from branches and wooden frame.