similar to basket weaving. Larger poles are used as vertical supports to create
a frame. Smaller poles are woven in-between. Mud is filled in gaps and then
3 sided form is made of planks of wood which are nailed together. Soil is mixed
with water and added into the form which rests right on the wall. After being
packed down, the form is slid off the wall. This process is done in layers.
Usually 4 layers are built and then allowed to dry. The average size is about
.5 m x .3m x .3 m.
a newer construction technique. It started in Lusaka but is spreading rapidly
to other parts of the country. It is similar to formwork but a paint can is
used for the form. It actually works quite well and is very simple to use. It
creates a unique pattern which looks attractive when unplastered.
exists other methods of constructing walls besides bricks or bamboo. These methods
are not common but were found in various areas of the country.