This video describes how building with adobe in West Texas used to be the way common people could afford to have simple, effective housing that relates to their heritage. Now the region is experiencing a new attitude about adobe building that makes it less affordable because of hyped real estate, taxes and inflated prices. Some people are being priced out of traditional neighborhoods. But some are also fighting back with workshops to empower people to build their own simple houses with adobe again.
You can watch the video at www.youtube.com
There is also an article about this at nationswell.com