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Case di terra (earth houses)- an Abruzzo curiosity

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Events and traditions, Live Abruzzo, Places and itineraries | 2 comments

There are around 800 earth houses in Abruzzo across 42 towns -notably, Chieti, Manoppello, Roccamontepiano and Casalincontrada, plus some town in Teramo province. Apparently, there were more than 7,000 in the 1930′es. These are technically “raw earth” houses, built with a material called “massone”, a mix of water, straw and clay.