The Doty family didn't think James was much of a catch, but when he bought (for $18) a small but comfortable 2-room slab house
with a pounded blue-clay floor, they relented and approved the marriage.
At the end of class, the slab houses
go into a gallon-size baggie, and I carefully lay them, two deep, in a box to store for the next class.
They live in cramped mud slab houses
without running water or electricity.