Building a small earthbag house out side Bisbee, Arizona. USA


United States

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  • Description


    I am a earthbag, community builder. I like to provide vegan meals to my guests. Typically cooked by the power of our sun.
    My current personal project is a 14 ft. Diameter round superadobe earthbag guesthouse, with a separate hyperadobe bathroom/ mechanical room.
    I am also supporting others to realize their dream homes.
    Recently my new neighbor Sam (workaway volunteer) from last year, has started building his dream subterranean hyperadobe geodesic dome. So this is another project that I will be involved this year.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live 5 miles from the Mexican border. 15 minutes to bisbee. We have absolutely beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
    Work away volunteers will get a lot of experience with earth bag super Adobe and hyper adobe techniques and construction. Also opportunities of working with adobe and earth plastering. we will be fabricating gutters, and metal on roof.blow in cellulose insulation for roof cavity. Earthen interior plaster.

  • Help


    Experience isn't required. Most help is labor, certainly willing to teach more specialty skills, such as carpentry, various plastering mediums, and general concepts of off grid living and passive solar design.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A few possibilities for sleeping accommodations. Tent or car camp on land. My co owners r taking covid very serious so right now the unfinished kiva guest house is an option. A typical day for food would be a oatmeal or quinoa for breakfast at 10. Rice and Beans with a salad at 1:00 dinner close to 6 pm. I am open to special food needs.
    It's a community setting so encouraged to participate in food preparation. Also want to incorporate a yoga practice to balance body from the physical labor.
    Encourage playing music together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I enjoy being a part of community. There is great hikes outside of bisbee, 15 minutes away. Also have the chiricahua mountains and monument to the east an hour. To the south is Douglas and Agua Prieta, Mexico to the south 20 mins. To the north is Tombstone and the Dragoon mountains.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 695584635122