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DOME BUILD

Feb 21 - 28, 2024

Mexico

Earthen Dome Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to complete a dome in the SuperAdobe construction style. 

This type of building is one example of natural building we teach at the Mojave Center and is utilized in various parts of the world because of the affordability, easy construction technique, and overall strength of the structure. By building with the Earth in a SuperAdobe format, your energy will directly impact how we demonstrate sustainable living in a desert environment for many years to come. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in gaining a more in-depth understanding of SuperAdobe building techniques to create earthen homes.  

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BAJA Sur La Paz

DOME CAMP

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Curriculum

Tuesday Feb 20th

Arrival & Travel Day!

Wednesday Feb 21st

Introductions to Design

Center Compass

Foundations

 Superadobe basics

Superadobe Design & Rules Lecture

Hands on Superadobe Building

Feb 22nd - 27th

Hands on Superadobe Building

Laying technique

Height compass navigation

Door & Window Forms

Material mixing

Soil-testing

Material sourcing

Arches

Drafting & Design

Wednesday Feb 28th

Capping of Dome

Workshop Closure 

Thursday Feb 29th

Departure Day

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Work Day Schedule 

7:30 -  Breakfast

8:30  - Game / Morning Stretch

9:00 - Morning On Site Build Session

12:00  - Lunch

1:00 - Afternoon On Site Build Session  

5:00 - Work Day End

6:00 - Evening Lecture

7:00 - Dinner

Logistics

Location:

La Paz, Baja Sur Mexico!

Fly into San Jose del Cabo or La Paz Airport

Transportation:

 

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico: 

Flights must land before 4pm on Feb 20th in Cabo

Private Transport included from Cabo to La Paz (2.5 hour drive)

Flight Departure Feb 29th after 11am.

La Paz, Mexico : 

Flights may land at any time on Feb 20th

Private Airport Transport included

Flight Departure Feb 29th after 11am.

Food:

Food is included & will be group meals most times.

Meals will vary between; dinners out at restaurants in town, quick morning  burritos before work days; cooked meals in the camp kitchen. A chef will prepare all the meals

Mexican food is predominately meat & seafood based. If you do not eat meat or fish, we will try our best to accommodate. It is always good to plan ahead & bring additional protein supplements & vitamins as we will be working physically.  

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Build Site

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This workshop promises a unique experience as we will converge in rural La Paz, Mexico, about 30 minutes outside of the city near El Coyote Dos, for a week-long endeavor. Nestled on a stunning property, the location not only offers a picturesque setting but also immerses workshoppers in the rich tapestry of Mexican culture. This hands-on construction experience in such a captivating environment ensures a memorable and authentic course for all participants.

The workshop will be taught in both English & Spanish

Spanish fluency is not required

Build Site Location

Closest Public Location

Exact location will be sent after rsvp

El Coyote Dos

Beach down the road from the job site

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Air Bnb

Beautiful Air Bnb in La Paz.

Two bedrooms 

Private room -  queen bed

Shared room with double beds. 

Neighbor Ramonas 

Rural home stay across the street from build site. Spanish speaking household.  Multiple bedrooms & toilets. Rural rustic amenities. Kitchen, Living

Tent Camping at Build Site 

Use Ramonas's home as base camp. Plenty of land for camping 

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Lodging

Ramona, Home Stay

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Air Bnb in La Paz

Land for Camping

Pricing

Dome Workshop

$1100

10 spaces available

Food included

Airport Transport Included

Lodging Reservations on RSVP Page

  • Full payment required upon arrival

  • Alumni enjoy 25% off 

  • Bring a friend & enjoy 15% off - (one friend only, discount goes to you!)

  • Discounts for returning students & bring a friend discounts are by cash payments only

  • Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel, we will refund 50% of full payment if you cancel 14 days prior to workshop. This allows enough time to fill your spot. We do not refund deposits. If you need to cancel after the 14 day window we will roll over your payment to a future workshop.

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