After he and three of his men found the outlaws in a remote adobe house
along the Colorado River, they proceeded to blow it up with dynamite.
In 1926, Bob Hutton built a 12-foot-by-9-foot prototype of an authentic adobe house
for he and his bride.
He wore an olive overcoat with a fur collar, which he kept zipped up even when he entered an adobe house
to meet with villagers.
On the Sunday in February of my surprise visit to the ranch--I was living then in San Francisco--Cruz roared down to the adobe house
at headquarters in a retired mail Jeep that was smoking like a lawnmower.
But watching TV in that adobe house
without electricity wasn't easy at all.
In the summer, dining moves from inside the 1847 adobe house
to a tented patio, the better to see the distant peaks.
(2) Duane Newcomb, The Owner-Built Adobe House
, Scribner, New York, New York, 1980, cited by Mother Earth News, Ogden Publications Inc., March-April 1981, <http://www.motherearth -news.com/green-homes/making-adobe-bricks -zmaz81mazraw.aspx>, accessed on 23 March 2015.
A house using adobe (earth and straw made into bricks) is called an adobe house
. (Moeen, 2001: p.
His parents built their own adobe house
, raised their own food, collected their water from the river, and taught their children the old ways.
True, if you live in an old, unreinforced adobe house
or some older wood frame houses.
Tike narrates this as his "Fall," from the ragged, precarious grace of being able to call a parcel of land his by virtue of a lease agreement to having "lost all of my hold on my whole world" and to "let myself fall so low, so damned low, as to end up being just another cropper!" The dream that keeps Tike and Ella May from utter despair is to buy a piece of land where they could build an adobe house
, a house of earth that would stand against termites and the wind, a solid foothold from which they could dig their way out of poverty.
made with mud blocks is similar to cement concrete block masonry, but blocks are made with mud, dried in sun and used with mud mortar.