Yet another video made with old footage. I've had my new computer for three weeks now and the thing still does not work, but I do expect to be shooting new material reasonably soon.
In the first day of comments, four people made the same point, so I'll deal with it here: wattle and daub construction was indeed used in northern Europe, where it proved effective despite the more damp weather. However, an important difference is that mud bricks are load-bearing, and if they are weakened by damp, the walls of a building will sag; whereas in wattle and daub, the roof is held up by a wooden structure, the walls have a core of wickerwork, and the mud daub is used just as a draught excluder.
I have never visited a city of mud brick houses, all right-angles and flat rooves, but I do intend to one day.
In a region with reliable hot weather, mud bricks are very easy to make and require little more than water, some simple wooden frames for moulds, and space to let them dry.
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