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 2019

SuperAdobe Earth Dome Workshop

In collaboration with CalEarth, Vide Terra will host an 8-day SuperAdobe workshop in Italy. This intensive course will provide the theoretical and practical tools needed to build a dome using the SuperAdobe technique.

Date: April 21 - 28, 2019
Location: Paterno Calabro, Calabria (Italy)
Cost: 560 euros / 640 euros
More details HERE.

To register: Contact Davide Frasca
Phone: 0039 3394178848


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calearth IN mexico

Natural Building
Superadobe with Cal-Earth Mexico y Rancho Úha

Join CalEarth Mexico & Rancho Úha in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato. We are going to build a dome shaped building with all its finishing touches.

The objective is to build a whole dwelling to learn the natural building technique of earthbags and Superadobe. This technique was developed by the Iranian architect Nader Khalili, founder of CalEarth Institute. The use for this technique is for living dwellings that are resistant, durable and low-cost. This method of building can be used for everything from retention walls to houses, water tanks, swimming pools, or bigger buildings such as warehouses, garden beds, internal walls and so on.

Dates: 13 – 23 of April, 2019 (11 days)


Join us for a CalEarth workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico! Taught by CalEarth apprentice alumni Marco Cervantes and Natalia Stettner. Learn to build an emergency shelter in two days!

Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Date: November 24-25
Fee: Before 11/11: $3500 mxn/ before 11/23: $3900 mxn

For more info please contact:
Natalia Stettner

calearth IN spain

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.

Full details can be found on the CalEarth Spain Website

1-5 Mayo 2019 and 10-17 Agosto 2019
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Cost: 400€ / 500€ 

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.