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Dome BUILD

Grand Canyon, AZ

oct 3 - 8, 2024

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 from 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. 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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grand Canyon, AZ

DOME CAMP

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Dome Curriculum

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Wednesday Oct 2nd

Arrival & Travel Day!

Thursday Oct 3rd

Introductions to Design

Center Compass

Foundations

 Superadobe basics

Superadobe Design & Rules Lecture

Hands on Superadobe Building

Oct 4 - 7th

Hands on Superadobe Building

Laying technique

Height compass navigation

Door & Window Forms

Material mixing

Soil-testing

Material sourcing

Arches

Drafting & Design

Tuesday Oct 8th

Dome Cap

Workshop End 

Celebration Dinner!

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

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Logistics

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Location:

Williams, AZ

The property is about a 3 minute drive on a dirt road from the main highway 180.  

45 minutes from the entrance of The Grand Canyon.

Transportation:

A vehicle is necessary for this workshop.

We will not be providing airport pick up for this workshop.

There is a shuttle to Grand Canyon from Flagstaff Airport.

We can pick you up from that shuttle at Grand Canyon.

Food:

Lunch and Dinner is included for the dome workshop.  

This will be group meals provided by our chef.

Breakfast is a personal meal.

Coffee and Tea Provided.

Most meals will include meat with a veggie/vegan option. We will do our best to accommodate for all dietary needs, but it always good to plan ahead & bring additional protein supplements & vitamins as we will be working physically. 

Build Site

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Nestled near the majestic Grand Canyon in Arizona lies an extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature and learn the art of sustainable living. At the Earth Dome Building Workshop, participants embark on a transformative journey into the heart of eco-friendly architecture and communal living.

From the moment you arrive,  you will be enveloped by the vast expanse of the desert starry sky and the tranquil beauty, igniting a sense of wonder and possibility.  Our workshop takes place amidst the breathtaking backdrop near the Grand Canyon.

 

Exact building location will be sent after rsvp

Closest public location on Google Maps is Grand Canyon Junction

Infrastructure:

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Air Bnb

Check Williams or Grand Canyon Junction for nearby rentals. The property is about a 3 minute drive on a dirt road off Highway 180

Camping at Build Site 

Use the land as base camp. Plenty of land for camping. Will have access to composting toilet, camp shower and camp kitchen. 

Tent Camping, RV & Vans Ok!

Lodging

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Pricing

Dome Build

Oct 3-8, 2024

$900

  • 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 last minute we will refund 50% of the deposit made

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