September 5th 2020

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Vernacular Construction

Traditional construction on Zege, before eucalyptus and tin sheets were introduced at the end of the 19th century, consisted of small irregular volcanic rocks bedded on clay mortar, reinforced with fine straw, stabilised by embedded timber and timber frames, finished with thatch. The stone walls were then rendered inside and out with clay chika/ daub.

September 5th 2020

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