Workshops Information

Our workshops are focused on the construction of 3 different types of domes, insulated and hard shell concrete, wood frame and steel tube geodesic. The majority of the time will be spend on the concrete construction and materials as it is the more complicated of the other two designs. But you will get hands on all 3 designs. Some will want to focus one or two designs not all three. We will support you any way your learning takes you. You can design your course as you learn. We are here to serve you to help you get the most out of this experience. Our job is to expose you to a lot of information in a short period of time and help you focus on new skills and abilities so you can go home as a builder.

Workshop Activities

Concrete Domes


Foundation design
Shell design
Molds and forms for doors, windows
Compass building
Make EPScrete, foamcrete,
Make ferrocement and latex concrete

Geodesics

Geodesics structure basics
Geodesic calculator to adjust the size and frequency

Steel Tube Dome Tents

Tools and Material Selection
Measuring and shaping steel tub struts
Structure assembly and anchoring
Cover designing and materials

Wood Frame Dome Greenhouse

Tools and Material Selection
Measuring and shaping wooden frames
Structure assembly and anchoring
Cover designing and materials

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 Saturday

1pm to 6pm: Arrival and check-in
6:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Introductions

Day 2 to 11
8:00am to 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00am to 12:30 noon: Workshop
12:30 noon to 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm to 3:30pm: Workshop
3:30pm to 3:45pm: Tea break
3:45 to 6:00pm Workshop
6:00 to 6:30 clean-up
6:30pm: Dinner
7:30 hot tubs and fireplace

Day 8 Saturday: optional trip to town if you need a break

Day 12 Wednesday
8:00am to 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00am to 11:00: Workshop
11am to Noon: Workshop Review & Q & A
12:00 to 12:30 clean up
12:30 noon to 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm to 4:00pm R&R, photos and friends
4:00pm: Departure


Meals
The Gaia Sagrada retreat serves delicious vegetarian and vegan food focused on a high alkaline diet, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables however for the Dome Building Workshops participants we supplement with meat for those that wish it.

Dormitory Rooms
Dormitory rooms (separate male & female) carry up to 10 people per room on bunk beds. The beds are twin size, big, and comfy (not just a foam pad that most centers have), these are REAL beds! Each room has a 1/2 bath and an extra sink. The shower room has many showers stalls with extra bathrooms and plenty of hot water.


2 Person Shared Rooms
2 people per room, a couple or same sex. The beds are twin size, big, and comfy (not just a foam pad that most centers have), these are REAL beds! These rooms are equipped with a private full bathroom and shower.




Workshop Dates 2019

January 12 - 23, 2019
February 2 - 13, 2019
February 23 - March 6, 2019
March 16 - 27, 2019

April 6 - 17, 2019

Please read our FAQ's & Terms and Conditions before booking the workshops

Book Your Workshop

12 Days Workshop $980 plus
12 Days Dorm Room and Meals $790


Total 12 Day Price $1,770
(sales tax, airfare and local transportation extra)

12 Days Workshop $980 plus
12 Days Shared Room and Meals $990


Total 12 Day Price $1,970
(sales tax, airfare and local transportation extra)

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Cancelation and Refund Policy 31 days or more before the workshop date you can cancel and receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee or you can transfer to another workshop within 6 months. Cancelation 30 days or less before the workshop date no refund or transfer will be given.