The Mayans made their shelter using stone or wood with thatched roofs with no windows or chimneys. The huts did not have wooden doors. Instead, they hung cloth screens on the doorways.
Limestone was the most common stone used in building the huts and was plentiful in most of the Mayan settlements. They also used mortar during construction, and they made it by burning limestone. Their house had a rectangular roof and one door that faced east. The floor was made of gravel and white packed soil while the walls were covered with adobe and whitened with lime. Rich Mayans had big homes with many rooms.