international programs

Accessibility has always been one of the main goals of the work we do at CalEarth. In 2009 we launched a set of international workshop initiatives to bring this work to people around the world who are unable to make the long trek to California. We have been fortunate to co-host multiple workshops in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Australia, France, and Morocco with our talented and committed alumni. If you have attended a CalEarth program and wish to host a workshop in your home country, please contact us for program requirements.

calearth IN ITALY MARCH/APRIL 2018

Join us for the next CalEarth workshop in Italy! This workshop will be hosted in conjunction with Vide Terra will be 8 days and taught by CalEarth instructor Marco Cervantes and apprentice alumni Davide Frasca.

Location: Paterno Calabro, Calabria, Italy
Dates:March 26- April 2, 2018
Cost: 560€ before February 18, 2018 / 640€ after February 18, 2018 

Full details can be found on the Vide Terra website

To register: Contact Davide Frasca
Tel. 0039 3394178848


calearth IN MEXICO NOVEMBER 2017


Join us for a CalEarth workshop in Mexico this September! This workshop will be hosted in conjunction with Permacultura Mexico and Rancho Uha, it will be 11 days and taught by CalEarth instructor Cade Stephens and apprentice alumni Jose Dib Gomez along with Gerado Gonzalez Garibay and Amos Garza Westrup from Permacultura Mexico. 

Location: Rancho Uha in Guanajuato, Central Mexico
Dates: September 14-24, 2017
Cost: $9000 MXN before Nov 6, 2017 / $10,000MXN after Nov 6, 2017  

Full details can be found on the Permacultura Mexico website.

To register:

Jose Dib Gomez
Gerardo Gonzalez Garibay
Phone:   415 – 101 -8871

calearth IN spain MARCH/APRIL 2017

Since 2011 we have hosted over 25 workshops throughout Spain through our sister organization, CalEarth Spain directed by Marina Medialdea. These workshops have been immensely successful and we are so fortunate to have Marina and her team continually spreading this work throughout Europe and North Africa. 

Under Marina's supervision we were also able to publish a Spanish-translated version of our Emergency Sandbag Shelter book, part of our ongoing initiative to make this work accessible to people all over the world. 

SuperAdobe bag rolls can also be ordered for shipment throughout Europe. For more information on workshops or to order bag rolls visit the CalEarth Spain website.

Location: Barcelona Spain
Dates: March 28-April 1, 2017
Cost: 400€ before March 10, 2017 /500€ after March 11, 2017  

Full details can be found on the CalEarth Spain Website

Questions: Contact Marina Medialdea




2011 Sant Pere de Ribes:  "Domo One"

2012 Gava: "Domo Elefante"

2013 Madrid: "Domo Arcoris"

2013 Amalur: "Domo Cristal"

2013 Estrellas: "Domo Vida"

2013 Algeciras: "Domo Mediterraneo"

2014 Las Palmas: "Domo Pasión"

2014 Toledo: "Domo Flor de Lys"

2014 Estrellas: "Domo de la  Paz"

2014 Marbella: "Domo de la Tierra"

2014 Estrellas: "Domo del Agua"

2015 Huerta Veguilla: "Domo del Fuego"



Other international programs




In 2011 and 2012 CalEarth joined forces with alumna Ana Maria Gutierrez and her organization, Organizmo in Colombia to host multiple workshops. Other alumni including Fox McBride helped teach this fantastic groups and Organizmo continues to promote SuperAdobe among other natural building technologies at their innovative center. Check out their website or follow them on Facebook for more information.

In 2011 and 2013 CalEarth hosted multiple workshops in Melbourne, Australia with the help of alumni Mystee Unwin, Heather Carragher and many others. Other students have since come from Australia and participated in our long term program and are now hosting programs and building throughout Australia. While there are no official CalEarth hosted programs at this time, check out the work of alumni Hayden Annabel.

In 2011 CalEarth collaborated with Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli of Grupedsac in Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico to host an eleven day workshop. Trained by alumni Mark Harmon and Lilly Wolfensberger, this group covered both dome and vault construction. Grupedsac continues to provide workshops on SuperAdobe and other topics related to sustainability. Check out their website or follow them on Facebook for more information.