Laterite walls, more musings

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In our home all the walls are exposed as it is without much of pointing or plastering. So far we have monsoon and the summer was bearable inside. ie the temperature is quite pleasant.

Just wondering, why do people plaster the walls & waste cement ?!!

One of the arguments was that there will be ants, insects and other "ANIMALS" hiding in those holes. so, I had washed the entire walls with water (pressure pump) & I can confirm its not true. In the entire house before the washing there were 3 small spiders hiding in the holes and one teeeny-wheeny gecko ...

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plastered walls give more finishing. However, the beauty of unplastered walls made of red-bricks is something special. I used to love my home for that reason.


Impact to temperature and impact to nature in terms of cement is also high

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