Wattle and daub construction
One of the abandoned houses had a broken wall allowing the construction method to be seen. Albert told me that the same method of wattle and daub are used to this day. He then showed me the lime pit that Maria uses when she needs to make a repair to the walls of her house. She mixes the lime with straw, soil and animal dung and then applies it between the branches that are woven between the timber frame. This method of construction and repair has been used for hundreds of years.