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Bousillage Close-up and Badin Roque House
A French style wall consisted of upright posts spaced roughly two feet apart. Small wooden laths were placed between the upright posts, and a mixture of mud, Spanish moss or deer hair referred to as bousillage was draped on the laths and smoothed out. The top picture shows a close-up of bousillage. The bottom shows a view of the Badin Roque house in Louisiana on the Cane River. This house is an example of poteau en terre construction dating to the early 1800s, and possibly earlier.
Source: St. Augustine Historical Society, Melrose, Louisiana