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I am not an expert or anything, but I have had some experience with mudbrick structures since I am from Mexico and I have seen them many times while traveling (have done some research myself)

There would be one mayor problem with mudbricks and that would be that it is much better suited for warm/dry climates than humid/cold ones. It isn't that it wouldn't work, but it may require a lot more maintenance than other materials. If they are directly exposed to humidity for a long while they may crack and eventually start to crumble, tho someone that comes from a semi-desertic region may not know that...

If he were to place something underneath to keep the adobe off the ground, like gravel or a new arrangement of wooden planks it may last a longer time, without them the floor may not survive a year without needing serious repair.

My boy Rocky has faced similar troubles in his Amherst residence. He was lucky that the building he chose had a stone floor (it is a small chapel) but from the water damage it had quite a few cracks and was rather uneven. He went with a crude wood flooring to make the place more inhabitable, perhaps he can help his new Mexican neighbours too?
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