Online Introduction to SuperAdobe

Beginner   |   Run Time: 2.5 Hours

Equivalent to "One Day Intro to SuperAdobe" Workshop

In this course you will learn how to build a garden bed and
landscape walls and benches using Superadobe. This class includes the full curriculum taught in our One Day Intro to Superadobe program at Cal-Earth. NOTE: This class does not teach dome building, only the basics of working with Superadobe. 

The class covers the following topics in-depth through step-by-step demonstration:

  • Tools & Materials
  • Mixing the Soil
  • Prepping the Site
  • Design Layouts
  • Compass Set-Up and Footprint
  • Managing Moisture
  • Starting/Laying/Finishing the Bag
  • Tamping/Compaction Strategies
  • Laying Barbed Wire
  • Connecting Elements

The online class also includes a downloadable handbook with step-by-step instructions.

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Beginner | Run Time: 7 hours | $200 

For those looking for hands-on demonstrations and lectures, this 12-part video series includes nearly 7 hours of classes. This package includes the Intro to Superadobe Course, the Plasters & Finishes Course (also sold individually, see below) along with 7 additional lessons and 3 supplemental plasters demonstration videos not available for individual purchase. Click to read more. 

Run Time 7.5 hours | $75

This series includes 7 films with lectures given by Nader Khalili (1936-2008), founder of CalEarth and inventor of SuperAdobe. These films span 25+ years and include archival footage of his work with Ceramic Houses in Iran, a full documentary of the Eco-Dome being built, and multiple other lectures. Click below to read more about each film and download the full series


Immediately after payment, you will be able to download a PDF digital handbook. In the handbook are instructions with a link for where to view and/or download the videos. 


250 Yard Superadobe Roll
from 285.00
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Filmmaker: Jerry Peterson

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