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Wattle & Daub Houses on Grand Cayman

West Bay is home to many traditional Caymanian houses built of wattle and daub.

The technique used ironwood posts to support walls woven with cabbagewood. The wood was then plastered over with daub, a mortar that includes burned coral.

Making the daub was often a neighborhood activity since it was so labor intensive. This style was sturdy and could withstand the hurricanes and tropical storms as well as rain and sun. This technique is no longer used.


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