CalEarth Shut Down by County Fire Department

I got the following plea from the California Institute of Earth Architecture:

On December 12, 2018, the CalEarth campus was closed down by the San Bernardino County Fire Department.  We cannot reopen until we complete a fire access road, which is scheduled to be built February 14-March 21, 2019 alongside a series of civil improvements required by the City of Hesperia, for an estimated cost of $165,072.

In addition to the civil improvements, we are working with the ICC (International Code Council) Evaluation Services to develop a standardized procedure for testing and assessing SuperAdobe in order to allow permitting–this would be a significant accomplishment in making this technology more¬†mainstream and accessible.¬†

We are committed to raising the funds to complete the civil improvement requirements and completing the ICC evaluation process, but cannot re-open the campus without your help. You can donate at

5 thoughts on “CalEarth Shut Down by County Fire Department”

  1. government always wants to screw you any way it can. Claim civil improvement to get money, or repossess your land, somehow, and turn it into a strip mall cause that will give them more revenue. Screw city of hesperia.

  2. While a civil improvement of that cost is awful, I do get that you are working so hard to bring this to the masses. As soon as Cal Earth does this, so many will finally have homes!

    • Their request for funds is twofold: one is to improve the road access, and this relates to fire safety; the other is to assist with testing for the Superadobe concept, and this has the potential to make it more acceptable to code officials, and therefore the masses.

    • I don’t know the details of the circumstances at CalEarth now, but I know that in the past CalEarth has been on good terms with the local authorities. They collaborated with the City of Hesperia back in the 90’s in designing a local museum, using Superadobe technology.


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