Earthbag Building Workshop
September 14th - 19th, 2015
Rurally located near Holbrook, AZ
Domes are models of resilient and energy efficient structures that have sustained people for centuries. It is time that our society rediscover the many benefits of this timeless building practice.
This workshop offers participants an introduction to best practices in designing and building an earth-bag dome home. Presentations combine traditional, modern, and hands-on knowledge to enable participants to get started on their own build. With a little knowledge and experience, the end result is some of the most affordable, beautiful, and resilient structures known to man. These structures will provide you sanctuary for generations to come. Join us for an interactive and hands-on learning experience! Please register early, as space is limited to 20 participants.
- Introduction to arches and domes.
- Designing and drafting your own dome
- Sourcing and calculating materials
- Compass options and setup
- Site assessment for passive heating and cooling
- Foundation and drainage design
- Roof options, door, window prep, and installation
- Power, water catchment, and greywater
- Interior and exterior plaster
Each day will consist of one hour of class room discussion with immediate hands on application. Come ready to work. We will be building a 16’ dome structure during this workshop.
- Tour and system explanation of a packaged model Earthship.
- Tour and system explanation of a simple survival model Earthship
- Permaculture nature walk and talk
- On-site camping will be provided. BYOT
- Hot shower and composting toilets will be on site
- Three wholesome vegetarian meals will be provided daily
- Clean drinking water will be available on-site
- The cost of the workshop is $495 per person through Monday, August 24th and $550 per person thereafter. Space is limited to 20 participants, so sign-up early to reserve your spot.
After sign-up you will receive a detailed info packet with a list of materials to bring, and exact location.
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