April 15 - 19
Learn SuperAdobe techniques with CalEarth alumni, Sonny Morrow! Build an 8' diameter dome and become comfortable building with the elements around you. Camp fire victims encouraged to attend and will receive a 50% reduced rate. More details here: https://www.calearth.org/blog/norcal
Superadobe Earth Dome Workshop
April 21 - 28
The Cal-Earth Institute in collaboration with Vide Terra offers this intensive course. During the workshop a 2.5m (internal diameter) earth dome with a door opening and a window will be built. The purpose of the course is to give the theoretical and practical tools useful to design and build a small earth structure or living space.
The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part.
- Earth architecture and the importance of building with earth
- The SuperAdobe technique
- The principle of the arch and of the dome
- Designing a dome
- Practical techniques to analyse earth composition
- Introduction to waterproofing
- Designing more complex structures and living spaces based on the Eco-Dome concept.
- Hands on construction of a complete 2,5m earth dome (foundation and structure)
- Creation of openings for doors, windows and ventilation
- Introduction to plastering
See www.videterra.org for more information.
Earthbag Natural Pool Workshop
Do you like taking a cool swim on a hot summer day? We are pleased to be offering an earthbag natural pool workshop at Bottom Leaf Intentional Community, one hour North of Asheville, NC. Participants will get hands-on experience building a spring-fed, natural pool that incorporates earthbags! Projects like this demonstrate the incredible versatility of earthbag building.
See morgancaraway.com for more information.
Earthen Walls and Living Roof Workshop
May 12 - 15
Earthen building and outdoor 'class' of theory; Study Living Roof styles from origins of Scandinavian Torvtak Roofs with bark as waterproofing up to modern Green Roofs; Build higher on the Living Roof and earthen wall. Deeper discussion and explanation into design and implementation options; Roof and wall final construction push. Time allowing a short introduction to earthen plasters and finishes plus maintenance for your new roof.
See www.earthbaghouse.com for more information.
Earthbag Superadobe Dome Building Workshop
July 18 - 26
West Sussex, UK
An eight day Earthbag workshop (Some call it Superadobe, except we keep our earthbag technology as natural as possible, built using mostly earth and a pegging system with no barbed wire..! cement and barbed wire used ONLY where absolutely necessary.)
where you will get to build and start to plaster a complete earthbag dome with 3 ..! vaulted arches, which will later be used as a bathroom dome with two hot tubs… to be followed by the 6 day plastering workshop. Taught by architect and earthbag author Paulina Wojciechowska.
See www.facebook.com for more information.
Complete Earthbag Tiny House Build
Sept. 7 - 14
Bottom Leaf Intentional Community
near Asheville, NC
During this workshop, we will build an entire house from the ground up. The build will last from five to eight days, depending on how fast it goes. Participants should leave with all of the skills needed to build their own home. Participants will get hands-on experience with earthbag, cob, bottlewall, earthplaster, and more. We will also discuss house design, site selection, roof and foundation types and much, much more!
See morgancaraway.com to sign up.
Earthbag Dome Building Workshop
Sept 12 - 15
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
In just four days learn the basics of dome building with flexible form rammed earth. We will complete a small building together, and share the technical details of how to set one up yourself. Hands-on instruction, slides, and guided design work.
See www.earthenhand.com for more information.