As we headed back to the Land Rover, we passed this building under construction.
Adobe rooms seem to be built in two ways: either adobe bricks are made and laid and mortared, just as cement block houses are, or this method is used, which was new to me.
The adobe mud is mixed with sand for strength then plastered by hand into the spaces between the bamboo slats.
This side is finished.
Those who can afford it plaster their adobe buildings with a thin layer of cement as shown here to protect it after the walls have thoroughly dried. Adobe buildings are very solid and long lasting. As I was trying to take this photo, a group of kids gathered around me, very interested in having me snap them.
Naturally, I obliged. Again, much giggling when I showed them their picture. Their mother was equally pleased.