10 Day Aircrete 

Dome Building 

Workshop


Murfreesboro, Arkansas

June 14-23, 2024

10-Day 

Dome Building Workshop

Join Domegaia for a 10-day Dome Building Workshop in Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Dates: 
June 14-23, 2024

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Secure your spot with a $600 deposit and pay the balance later or pay the full tuition now.

Full AmountDeposit - Reserve Your Spot Now
$2,490.00$2,212.00

Pay only $133 per month for 12 months with zero interest. Select installments at checkout.

Workshop Learning Objectives


  • Learn our methods of building a dome home that is fire and rot resistant, insulative, sustainable, strong and durable against the forces of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.

  • Work in a friendly and respectful team setting to co-create under the guidance of our instructors

  • Build archway form and window frame

  • Mix Aircrete with Domegaia's unique tools - Aircrete is an amazing, material that you can make yourself at home - almost as easily as making pancake batter!

  • Stack bricks with our mortar recipe to construct a dome using a compass arm

  • Apply reinforcement fabric-mesh with stucco

  • "Classroom" exercises and discussions

  • Topics: Foundation pouring, compass arm assembly, window installation, door and door jam construction & installation

  • We will offer an inspirational and informative slideshow presentation and dedicated Q&A time!


*Please Note: During this 10-day (hands-on) workshop, we will build a basic dome structure. Instruction includes the fundamentals of pouring, stacking and structural reinforcement of the dome but does not include plumbing, electrical or finishing installations. 


We will do our best as a team to complete the Aircrete dome during the workshop; however, we do not guarantee completion. Unexpected obstacles such as adverse weather conditions, for example, may affect our progress and prevent the dome’s full completion. ​

Bonus Material


  • Architectural Drawings of Steve Areen's Thailand Dome Home (a 16-page digital download) as well as additional pdf resources and material.

  • A 20% discount on Tools and Equipment valid for 3 months after the conclusion of the workshop.​

  • A 50% discount on future workshops.​

Workshop Structure


During this workshop we will be building 16' diameter dome with 2 archways and 1 window from the ground up! 

Workshop Schedules


DOME BUILDING SCHEDULE:

June 13th: 3:00pm: Check-in (for those staying on-site)


June 14th - 23rd: Workshop Instruction

9am: Opening Circle

9am - 1pm: Workshop

1pm - 2pm: Lunch break

2pm - 6pm*: Workshop

June 24th: 10:00am: Departure 


*Some days may run later than 6pm depending on work flow

Lodging Options


Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience where luxury meets nature. Our exclusive event is set in the serene landscape at Diamond Glamping, a forrested waterfront property offering a diverse array of accommodations to suit every taste. Private and dorm options available

Accommodations:
  • Geodome: Step into the future with our state-of-the-art geodomes. These spherical marvels feature transparent elements, offering panoramic views of the natural surroundings. Ideal for star-gazing and connecting with nature, they offer a blend of luxury and outdoor living.

  •  Private and Shared Cabins: Cabins provide a cozy, rustic charm combined with modern conveniences, all set against the backdrop of the lush wilderness.

  •  Wall Tents: Expand your adventure with our additional tent options. Spacious wall tents provide a robust and roomy outdoor stay, without compromising comfort. 

  • Tent/Car Camping - Bring your own gear.

  • RV Spot - No hook-ups.



Meal Plan Options


The meal plan will mostly be a family style buffet and consist of hearty, and nutritious whole foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will likely feature meals catered by a few local restaurants. Vegetarian/vegan options available upon request. 

  • Full Meal Plan - $580.00

  • Breakfasts Only - $160.00

  • Lunches Only - $240.00

  • Dinners Only - $240.00

You do not have to stay on-site to take advantage of this meal plan, any and all are welcome!

Transportation Options 


The closest airport to fly into is the Texarkana Regional airport which is approximately 1 hour away from the property. The next best option is to fly into the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AK and is about two hours from Diamond Glamping.

Our lovely hosts will be providing a shuttle service from both airports to the property on 6/13 as well as a return shuttle to the airport on 6/24. Just let us know what time you are arriving and we will arrange a time with you. 

  • Texarkana Regional Airport: $100/each way

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport: $150/each way

Off-site Accommodation options


Restaurants:

  • The Diamond Café - Located in the heart of Murfreesboro, this café offers a variety of dishes, from hearty breakfasts to lunches. It's well-known for its friendly service and home-style meals.

  • Hawg's Pizza Pub - A favorite among locals and visitors, Hawg's serves up delicious pizza, wings, and cold beer. It's a great place to relax after a day of diamond hunting or exploring the local area.

  • Talingas - For those in the mood for some zest, Juan's offers authentic Mexican dishes in a casual setting, perfect for families.

  • Feed Bin - Local home cooked meals with a unique blend of rustic farm style food and local ingredients. 

  • Shoreline Restaurant - Situated on the banks of Lake Greeson, Shoreline Restaurant provides a dining experience with a view. The menu features fresh, local ingredients with an emphasis on seafood and traditional American cuisine.

Lodging:

  • Diamond Oaks Inn

  • Yellow Diamond Inn

  • Little Shamrock Inn

  • Little Shamrock Inn

  • Southern Belle Inn

About our hosts: 


Devon Allan Towle

Devon Allan Towle, founder and CEO of Global Glamping, has revolutionized the glamping industry by integrating eco-tourism with luxury camping. Under his leadership, Global Glamping has garnered critical acclaim, including being featured in Forbes and winning "Best Hipcamp" awards in both Montana and Canada. Devon's expertise in navigating building and permitting processes has enabled the successful establishment of unique accommodations like geodesic domes and aircrete structures. His commitment to sustainable and immersive nature experiences continues to set industry standards, fostering a deeper connection between travelers and the great outdoors.

Jenny Lee

Jennifer Lee McCabe (aka Jenny Lee) a seasoned realtor from Toronto, Canada, has transitioned from conventional real estate to pioneering off-grid, affordable housing solutions. Her journey into sustainable living led her to collaborate with Global Glamping, focusing on developing tiny home communities and resorts with innovative off-grid technologies. Jennifer not only invests in but also personally owns multiple developments worldwide, including the Arkansas site hosting the DomeGaia event. She extends her commitment to sustainability through her venture, The Taiga Animal Sanctuary, planning to establish sanctuaries at every Global Glamping location.



Location Details:  Murfeesboro, Arkansas 


Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is uniquely known for its proximity to the Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public where you can search for and keep any gems you find. This park is famous for being the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, and over the years, visitors have found large and significant diamonds there, making it a popular destination for gem enthusiasts and tourists alike.


Adding to the charm of Murfreesboro is the concept of "Diamond Glamping." This is a glamping (glamorous camping) experience tailored specifically for those visiting the Crater of Diamonds. These accommodations provide a more luxurious camping experience, often featuring comfortable bedding, furniture, and sometimes even amenities like electricity and private bathrooms, which blend the rustic experience of camping with the comforts of modern living. This allows visitors to enjoy the natural beauty and adventurous experience of diamond hunting without sacrificing comfort.


The glamping sites are conveniently located near the Crater of Diamonds, making it easy for guests to walk or quickly commute to the park. This proximity allows visitors to spend maximum time hunting for diamonds while enjoying a serene and comfortable retreat close to the action. It's a unique blend of adventure and relaxation, attracting both avid gem hunters and those just looking for a unique getaway in nature.


In addition to diamond hunting at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro offers a variety of other activities and local attractions that make it a well-rounded destination. Here are some notable activities and dining options to consider:


Activities:

Ka Do Ha Indian Village - This educational attraction offers insights into the native cultures of the region. Visitors can explore ancient Indian burial mounds, learn about traditional crafts, and even participate in gem mining activities separate from those at the Crater of Diamonds.


Lake Greeson - Just a short drive from Murfreesboro, this lake is perfect for fishing, boating, and swimming. It's a great spot for relaxation or water sports, with beautiful scenic views of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains.


Murfreesboro RV Park - Besides serving as a camping site, the RV park often hosts local events and gatherings, making it a community hub for visitors and locals alike.


Swaha Lodge & Marina - Located on Lake Greeson, this is the place for renting boats or setting up guided fishing tours. It’s also a good starting point for hiking along scenic trails in the area.

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Cancellation Policy


  • Those cancelling more than 4 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a full tuition refund, minus a 7% processing and administration fee.
  • Those cancelling 2 - 4 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a half tuition refund, minus a 7% processing and administration fee.
  • No refunds for cancellation requests made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop
  • If the workshop has to be cancelled for any reason, you will receive an immediate full refund.

Contact Us


 If you have questions about the workshop, please contact us!
 workshops@domegaia.com

We look forward to building with you!