“In association with the Nka Foundation in Ghana, I, Niall OCleirigh an Architectural Designer/ Technologist from Dublin, Ireland, will host a workshop to learn from vernacular and about earth architecture in the Ashanti Region in Ghana.
Date: June 12 – 22
Location: Full Bloom community land near Little Applegate Valley, 30 minutes outside of Jacksonville, Southern Oregon. Set amidst the beautiful forested Siskiyou mountains with snowy Dutchman’s Peak in the distance and Yale Creek passing through.
“Texas Natural Builders will be building a timber framed cordwood home called Paha Wakan (The Sacred Mountain), originally designed by Kelly Hart and modified by TNB, on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota starting June 1, 2014-August 31, 2014.
“Hello, I am writing you from Argentina. Three years ago I went to Cal Earth Foundation to take superadobe workshop. I started to build my home at the moment I came back. A lot of people where trying to start their own projects with the only help of a video from youtube. So, I started … Read more
“This training took place December 2011 in Nariño, the southern border of Colombia with Ecuador. During 2 days we gave all the basic construction tools to a bunch of very happy and enthusiastic locals which were amazed at learning a new earth based construction method, an evolution of their own local architecture!”
This report is from a reader who goes by the name Ajarn Richard. This is where Steve Areen’s dome home is located and other unique structures such as the ones above.
“I’m staying at Miracle Springs right now. The owner is Hajjar Gibran, author, designer, builder. He is the great nephew to Kahlil Gibran, author of the “The Prophet” and has written the sequel to his great uncle’s masterpiece.
Hajjar and his wife Lumyai worked closely with Steve Areen to design and build his dome home out of cement block. Most recently, Hajjar has created a CEB press and a system for building with foam cement and is eager to experiment with these sustainable methods. They are also owners of the organic mango farm where Steve’s dome is located. The property has many of Hajjars creative structures on it. They plan to create an international center for learning various building methods as well as organic agriculture.