Development | VOL. 9, ISSUE 57, November-December 2009 |

Houses of MUD

India has an unbroken tradition of architecture that stretches over 4,000 years. More people today live in houses constructed out of mud than out of any other material. Interestingly the houses are built by the very people who live in them. And this is also the situation in countries like Australia and even other so-called advanced nations. Many of these houses are even 50 to 100 years old. In contrast to other construction materials, including cement and steel, mud does...

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