The Desert Speaks

Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert

Passport Season 17 Episode 10 | 26m 20s

Host David Yetman and expert architect Bob Vint travel around Tucson, Arizona, to see how adobe – the perfect desert building material – was used in the past and is still used today. Adobe not only has a remarkable period of longevity, but also has thermal capabilities, making it ideal for the hot dry desert. We also visit a commercial brickyard to see how these “desert building blocks” are made.

Aired: 04/09/19

Rating: TV-PG

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