Wattle and Daub Wall Making at the Longhouse

by Gareth

“Wattle and daub (or wattle-and-daub) is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years, and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique.”

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattle_and_daub

Details of tomorrow’s activities marking one month since this all began can be found HERE:

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