Between one kitchen wall and the next house over, the wall is stone, but the back wall of the kitchen (where the covering is pulled away in this photo) is wattle and daub, a very old building material. As this is one of the walls created to separate the original larger corner house into two residences, it makes me curious to know more about when the house was first divided, and exactly when it was first built.
The wattle and daub can be seen behind the old framework and a layer of plaster that lets the wall breathe. Wattle is a loose frame of sticks or woven reeds that is solidified and held in place by the daub, a viscous mixture of mud, cow dung and straw. Delicious!