After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, CalEarth was invited on a research trip to design a temporary housing alternative for those who lost their homes. After speaking with many families, we designed “Haiti One.” This structure includes a 10-foot main dome with 3 small apses, one for a sleeping nook, one for a cooking surface, and one for storage. It also includes a rocket stove, a recycled door made from pallets, and small window openings using PVC pipes. Two separate groups returned to Haiti and built multiple domes. Please donate to help us reach our goal of funding ICC testing and permitting so more people can build sustainable housing: calearth.org/donate. #futureofsuperadobe #calearth #calearthinstitute
Join us for CalEarth Volunteer Day on September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! As a non-profit, we count on the contributions of the community to fulfill our mission. By volunteering your time, you support our mission of providing sustainable housing solutions for people around the world. Sign up HERE: https://www.calearth.org/volunteer. #futureofsuperadobe #volunteercalearth #calearth
From Oman to Venezuela, Australia to Sierra Leone, SuperAdobe traverses the globe as a building technique that stands strong in a variety of climates. We are currently raising money to fund ICC testing and permitting so more people can build safe, affordable housing. Every donation, big and small takes us a step closer to reaching our goal: https://www.calearth.org/donate. #futureofsuperadobe #calearth #calearthinstitute
In 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, destroying roads and homes, and knocking out power for residents throughout the island. CalEarth alum, Owen Ingley and his nonprofit, Plenitud PR completed the construction of 3 structures in Puerto Rico that successfully survived the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. Please donate to help us reach our goal of funding ICC testing and permitting so more people can build housing that withstands hurricanes: CalEarth.org/donate #superadobesurvives #futureofsuperadobe #hurricaneproof
After 25 years of research and development, Superadobe is ready to go mainstream. This is an important moment and we need your help! We are thrilled but there is still some work to be done, and approximately $65,000 left to fundraise for ICC testing and SuperAdobe Permitting, and Phase 2 of our civil improvements. Visit our website to make a donation to help us complete this important effort. Thank you for your support! In Gratitude, Sheefteh & Dastan Khalili
Join our Apprenticeship Program! This immersion opportunity includes in-depth building, teaching and research experience. Many apprentices go on to teach sustainable/green building or lead private projects worldwide. Our fall program starts September 12! Sign up TODAY: calearth.org/detail-longterm.
Our founder, Nader Khalili designed this original structure in 1986 in New Cuyama, CA. It was restored by @BlueSkyCenter and is now called the "Khalili Cantina," a kitchen and lounge for visitors. Loving this shot by @lizlanesplitter ! #superadobe #naderkhalili #superadobecuyamavalley
Take a peek at our September workshop lineup! Interested in building your dome life? Attending a workshop at CalEarth is a great way to learn how to build using the SuperAdobe method, experience our campus + meet like-minded friends interested in sustainability. Learn more here: calearth.org/learn-overview.
“I can think of few experiences as rewarding as the 4-day workshop I’ve just completed at CalEarth. The inspiration of the buildings, the knowledge of the instructors and the like-minds of the students were all beyond my expectations.” -Workshop Participant⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join us for our 4-Day Core Curriculum Workshop, September 12-15, 2019! Learn SuperAdobe basics, water management, elements of design and much more. Sign up TODAY: calearth.org/learn-overview. #calearth #calearthinstitute #buildadome
Hello friends! Don't forget to schedule a CalEarth tour or field trip! Our hands-on approach engages children of all ages in learning through interactive exercises and storytelling for a truly fun and educational experience. Learn more here: calearth.org/visit. #learnthroughplay #calearth #calearthinstitute #superadobe
"Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song." Rumi #rumi
3 more spots available!! Please join us for the Northern California SuperAdobe Workshop, July 12-14, 2019 instructed by CalEarth alumni, Sonny Morrow! This 3-day workshop covers the structural fundamentals of SuperAdobe and students will walk away with confidence in building fireproof structures. Visit calearth.org/blog to learn more! #calearth #calearthinstitute #buildadome