Have discussed this with Chevy, and thought it important to bring it up.
I have already discussed the white style beforehand in this thread, and while this has been done in Grimslade (looks great by the way), it hasn’t really been approached in other villages close to the mountains in the Westfold, which is a shame. We should aim to have a sense of subtle non-homogenization in Rohan (a technique which has been used in the Shire beforehand), and the best way to do so is in the materials used in the construction of the houses.
Lime pits would have been something that people would have used, in both the tanning process and in the construction of daub and wattle housing. I understand not everyone is partial to the white style, but it is important that we should maintain a sense of realism in the locations we create. Thus, having white houses in village 2 making up a sizable amount of the buildings in the town should be something to strive for. We have, and will have, plenty more wooden villages throughout Rohan, complete with Mud Tudor etc., and while that is the classical movie style, I think it is important that we deviate from the movies in places where it makes sense.
Sorry to bring this up now, just thought it might be important to remember. This would also go for Helmham, which would most likely have their own lime-pit, or share one, with village2. Having a lime-pit would also allow one to have a tanner’s in a location which makes sense as well.
This does not entirely rule out the use of mud tudor in a village; the poorer would still have houses of stave planks/mud tudor. All mud tudor is is non-strengthened daub wall, and in essence is less effective at blocking out the elements. Whitewashing would have been a commodity people would have wanted to have.