Taos Pueblo is a community which has been inhabited for the past 1000 years, ever since the Indians moved out of the mesas and down to the plains when the climate dried up in about 1100 AD. It was the scene of a brutal massacre by the Spaniards in about 1670.
It is the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the world, and is a recognised world heritage site.
As you can see, the clay used is friable and of poor quality, and it has only survived by constant maintenance. The bulk of the inhabitants moved out in the 70’s, and crews come in regularly to replaster the walls.