Mud Brick Homes
First off, let's touch on the basics of ingredients. Mud brick
homes consist of various components including clay, sand, mud,
and water. In some cases, the mud brick is bound using rice husks
or straw (for adhesive purposes).
Modern Mud Brick Home
The mud brick solution is then placed outside for 25 days to
dry and harden. As you can see, the process requires a lot of
work but is by no means difficult to understand how to accomplish
building a mud brick home.
You and I are accustomed to our modern homes. Our ancestors were
the experts in this department. South Asian inhabitants (along
with others) commonly used a special type of mud brick called
Adobe to build their houses. Adobe
was an excellent alternative to other solutions and provided easy
insulation and was environmentally safe.
So what are the benefits to building mud brick homes? Believe
or not, the reasons for getting one are through the roof. Here
- Non-toxic: Mud brick is not harmful to the body
and it won't hurt your lungs if you inhale it. This reason should
ease any of your concerns regarding health.
- Dust free: Tired of cleaning the dust around
your home? Don't worry about this in a mud brick home because
they don't collect as much dust as a traditional home.
- Mold free: Mud brick homes do a great job of
preventing mold growth. What would be considered an inconvenience
in most homes rarely exists in the world of mud brick.
- Long lasting: The material that mud brick is
made of generally lasts for many decades. Should your mud brick
home need repair, the costs of labor and materials will be minimal.
Mud Brick House
Homes like these are all natural. They
don't generate waste and leave the environment intact along
with your pockets. Health concerns have been addressed and
confirmed to be fine. The material itself is super sturdy
and won't erode very easily. Above everything, you save
yourself a huge amount of capital.
Mud Brick and Your Health
Some of the older buildings we utilize today were built using
unsafe construction materials. "Okay
and your point?"
These materials were often toxic and filled with harmful chemicals.
Some of these older buildings and homes have been cleaned, lead
paint removed, asbestos cleaned out, etc.
With mud brick homes you don't have to worry about chemicals
and toxic. These houses are made out of all natural material like
Mother Nature had intended. Mud brick homes provide wonderful
insulation, too keep the cool air in during the summer and warm
air in during the winter months.
People have been building these types of homes for thousands
of years using materials they dig up from the ground. Now, modern
architects have taken notice along with environmentalists who
also was eco-friendly dwellings compliments of Mother Earth.
The benefits are all there. We are in an age where we are depleting
our Earth's resources faster than ever. Our environment isn't
treated as good as it should be and things are only going to get
Don't you think it's time to consider
alternatives? Maybe our ancestors did have it right.
Modern mud brick homes are a worthwhile building solution using
alternative materials that will save your money, save a tree,
save on heating and cooling bills and are generally environmentally