This may be the best forest garden in Phoenix. It’s an amazing accomplishment for a desert environment. Jake uses wood chips and leaves that are delivered free instead of going to the landfill.
Hi Owen, I plan to build in Cochise County, Arizona and they have what they call an “Owner Built” building permit program (for rural residential dwellings) that does not require regular inspections, etc. Owners can build pretty much anything they want as long as they apply, and pay for, a permit. After that there are no inspections or approvals.
September 28th – October 24th 2015
“Come join United Earth Builders in Concho, AZ for a four-week workshop in which you will participate in building a 12′ diameter dome from start to finish. We will be focusing on foundations, earthbag/superadobe applications and climate-appropriate design, dome geometry, form-building, door and window installation, and plaster work.
“We are a Native American owned large acreage ranch and off grid bed and breakfast on the Navajo nation overlooking Lake Powell in northern Arizona. We wish to offer our ranch as a hosting site for workshops. We host. You teach. Funds go to you. Structure stays here with us.