Have you ever wanted to learn to build your own home? Now you can in just ten days in Nepal with Conscious Impact

Learning to fill earthbags on site at a 2017 home construction with Conscious Impact. Photo by Jonathan H. Lee

Learning to fill earthbags on site at a 2017 home construction with Conscious Impact. Photo by Jonathan H. Lee

Our Background

Since the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Conscious Impact has supported dozens of families to rebuild their homes with natural materials. Using Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEBs), bamboo, rammed earth, cob, wattle and daub, and earthbag construction techniques, we have built a primary school, community center, women’s cooperative, coffee processing facility and homes for families in need. Throughout this process, we have specialized in earthbag construction, finding that this technique is the most efficient, affordable and earthquake-resistant solution for our area. In the last 3+ years, we have trained more than 200 international volunteers and local Nepalis with earthbags on site at our projects. Now, we are SO excited to offer our first ever official training course and certification!

Earthbag Dome Construction, also known as “Superadobe,” is a simple, beautiful, affordable and extremely strong construction technique. We want to teach as many people as possible this technique.

The Conscious Impact construction team, alongside local community members, build a home for a family in need in rural Nepal. Photo by Jonathan H. Lee

The Conscious Impact construction team, alongside local community members, build a home for a family in need in rural Nepal. Photo by Jonathan H. Lee

This November 4th-13th, we invite anyone passionate about natural building to join us in Nepal for a 10-day immersion course in earthbag dome construction. You will learn everything you need to know to build your own dome.

We will offer both Nepalis and international participants hands-on experience with building the foundation, laying earth bags, understanding soil qualities and plastering. By the end of the 10 days, the dome walls will be completed!

Earthbag dome construction training at Rancho Uha in Guanajato, Mexico where our Lead Engineer Mariana Jimenez studied and volunteered.

Earthbag dome construction training at Rancho Uha in Guanajato, Mexico where our Lead Engineer Mariana Jimenez studied and volunteered.

We invite you and anyone you think would be interested to come to Nepal.

Learn more and sign up today at www.consciousimpact.org/earthbag-dome-training.

Hope to see you in Nepal in November!

Comment