We would love to learn about your property and collaborate.
We believe that people everywhere have a basic right to create quality housing for themselves. Help us to spread this knowledge.
If you are able to host a workshop, this is the fastest, least expensive and most fun way to build your structurally reinforced Aircrete dome.
Imagine having a team of 25 enthusiastic builders working on your project- work becomes play and a lot gets done in a short amount of time. It’s a big win/win for everyone!
Do you have any questions about being a host?
The Workshop Structure:
What would we build on your property?
A 16' diameter dome with 2 archways and 1 window.
Domegaia Workshop dome:
Our dome is a fiber reinforced aircrete structure that is fire-proof, rot-proof, water-resistant, termite-proof and very strong against the destructive forces of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.
A built exterior structure of an Aircrete dome.
Free workshop attendance for yourself and 2 people.
The first right to purchase the Domegaia equipment used at the workshop at half price.
Networking and friendships with like-minded folks from around the globe.
Domegaia workshops bring people together for an experience of a lifetime. We follow an age-old tradition of building for each other. And as we build together, we build friendships, community, and skills that free us from the high costs of conventional housing. A DomeGaia Workshop is the most efficient, enjoyable and inexpensive way to build. In exchange for hosting the workshop, you get a dome.
Domegaia supervises the construction of your Aircrete dome with up to 25 participants who learn by providing hands-on labor.
There is definitely a lot to gain by hosting a workshop and it requires a lot of careful preparation.
What you need to host a workshop
Build Site Requirements
The dome build site must have a foundation built in preparation for the build, that is completed before workshop begins.
Level working area around the foundation for 28-30 people to work comfortably and safely.
A water hose that can reach all the way around the foundation.
20’x20’ weather protection
Any necessary building permits and insurance.
Electricity with (4) 15 amp 120v breakers.
3 x 4'x8' plywood work tables
Electricity with (4) 15 amp 120v breakers
A source of clean, running water.
40’x20’ weather protected area
At least one toilet (or serviced port-o-potties, or composting toilets) near the build site.
A weather protected common area with enough tables and chairs for 30-35 people.
Plenty of good quality drinking water for all participants, 30-35 people.
At least two hot showers with enough hot water for everyone.
Low cost camping spaces available for students.
A meal plan that provides three hearty whole food meals a day that can accommodate those that have dietary restrictions (vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, etc.).
Note: It’s not required but we prefer hosts who can provide a variety of accommodations, from camping to more deluxe options, for some if not all the participants. When setting your prices please consider that the participants are providing labor toward your project.
DEPOSIT & COSTS:
The cost for all, materials, can cost up to $6,500 USD.
If you don't already have the tools, the tools required to host a workshop can cost up to $7,000 USD.
The host will process all payments for students’ lodging and meals.
AMENITIES & MEALS:
Private accommodations for 2-3 Domegaia instructors
Transportation to and from the airport
3 hearty meals a day for instructors beginning 5 days before workshop starts (host expense)
Tools & Materials Checklist
Ensures all tools and materials that are needed for the project are on site prior to the start of the workshop.
Communication & Marketing
Prompt coordination and communication with the Domegaia team before, during, and after the workshop.
Provide quality photographs of the build site, accommodations, and local attractions.
Provide information about accommodations available on or near the site.