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[Blog] Building with Adobe as a Cost-Effective Solution for Home Construction?: Building with adobe is a traditi...

[Blog] Building with Adobe as a Cost-Effective Solution for Home Construction?: Building with adobe is a traditi...

Building with adobe is a tradition that dates back millennia. But in Santa Fe, the material has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to growing awareness of adobe’s unparalleled cost-effectiveness in home construction. Adobe (or mud brick) homes are hardly a recent innovation, with many of the world’s earliest civilizations constructing entire cities out of this easily sourced material. Adobe has always been popular in home construction, especially in Santa Fe—a region renown for its aesthetically Southwest-style architecture. Part of adobe’s popularity stems from the material’s low environmental impact. With growing demand for greener, more responsible construction practices, many Santa Fe homebuilders have embraced adobe due to its minimal carbon footprint . After all, the primary inputs are locally sourced sand, clay, straw, and water. In addition, adobe can help improve the pro...

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