Squish some history between your toes at Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe! Guests will have the opportunity to make real adobe bricks, plaster the horno, construct a mini-adobe home, compete in mud relay races, and much more. Adobe bricks are traditionally made of the local soil, mixed with sand, water, and straw – and then set to dry in the sun for weeks. It took more than 20,000 bricks to construct the adobe home at Rancho Los Cerritos back in 1844. The property owner, John Temple, chose this building material because it was commonly available in the region at that time, unlike wood or fired bricks.