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Old Adobe Home Near Cuenca

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Abandoned adobe home

I got this cool picture when we went out on a small trip. Here in Ecuador, this is not a rare sight. You will see something like this most likely every time you go to the rural areas. Homes like this one are made by forming mud bricks and then baking them. Most of the buildings here, (especially in the rural areas) are made like this.

In this picture, you can see the tarp on front of the home. And the power lines hanging down gives the photo a nice touch. These homes also usually have a wooden door.  And wooden beams to support the clay shingle covered roof. Something that makes this even more special and cool to me is that in the background you can see that they are just finishing a nice new house. And that is how it usually is, a nice new home, next to an old adobe one.

ecuador adobe home

cool abandoned adobe home

You can also see the mountain in the background along with the dark clouds and the wooden shack. It was pretty windy when I got the picture, as you can see in the way the trees are being blown around in the back.

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Drew is the daughter of Bryan and Dena Haines. She moved to Ecuador when she was just 8 years old. She now blogs about amazing animals on her site:

9 comments… add one
  • Tom R Dec 16, 2012, 11:37 am

    I just discovered your blog, after your dad ran your blog on favorite things. It seems like not so long ago that I read of this lonely little girl from Canada getting a puppy that made her life happy again. I am glad that you are enjoying the world around you. I am also glad to see that you are developing new skills as a writer and photographer. These skills will serve you well and open many doors to many adventures throughout your life. Keep up the good work and allow your self to enjoy each day.

    I really like the photo of the old house. I find old buildings large and small are one of my favorite things to see as I travel.


  • Becky Humphreys Sep 29, 2012, 5:15 am

    Yes, the downed power lines really do add that touch of something special, don’t they? Love the sense of humor, girl!

    Is it often very windy? And is it a very cold wind or more spring/fall breeze? Those fall gusts have been blowing around a few leaves on our road already!

    Oh, by the way, do you remember our grey cat, Seka? We named her that because it, too, means ‘little girl’, but in another language! So my cat and your dog have the same name! 🙂

  • Big John Sep 19, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Hi Drew
    You are getting more professional each and every blog the Adobe is really cool, drop me a line when you get a spare moment
    Keep it up

    • Drew Haines Nov 9, 2012, 5:31 pm

      Hi John!

      I thought the same thing! I am trying to get pic’s of interesting things around me. I will e-mail you some time soon!

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Papa Sep 18, 2012, 8:14 am

    Drew, you are very observant of what is around you. You also communicate this very well. These are skills that can help you in general life. Keep up the good work.

    • Drew Haines Nov 9, 2012, 5:29 pm

      Hi papa!

      Dad has taut me everything I know. And thank you.

  • Nana Sep 17, 2012, 6:52 am

    You really captured this old adobe house. They are so interesting. Have you ever stayed in one? We stayed in one for 5 days when we were in Vilcabamba. Good job.

    • Drew Haines Nov 9, 2012, 5:24 pm

      Hey nana!

      Thank you! No, I never got to stay in one; but it’s cool that you did!

      Thanks for commenting, I love it!

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