plank-in-the-ground construction

plaunch debout en terre construction

In French Vernacular architecture a system of construction, once widely used in Southern Louisiana, in which closely spaced planks were driven several feet into the ground; the space between the planks was filled with bousillage, then the wall was covered with horizontal clapboards.
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