5 Day Aircrete 

Eden Building 

Workshop


bOULDER, UTAH

April 12-16, 2024

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

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$1,295.00

The Eden


Introducing the Eden - the perfect option for a home office, healing space, or a luxurious Aircrete glamping structure, designed to bring you closer to nature without compromising on comfort. 


This Eden that we built at a workshop in Hawaii features a spacious interior with a comfortable queen-sized bed and a front sitting area. This small, yet cozy structure is perfect for couples or small families looking for a unique getaway experience. 

Workshop Learning Objectives


  • Learn our methods of building an Eden structure that is fire and rot resistant, insulative, sustainable, and strong

  • 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, 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 5-day (hands-on) workshop, we will build a basic arch structure. Instruction includes the fundamentals of pouring, stacking and structural reinforcement of the Eden but does not include plumbing or finishing installations. Unexpected obstacles such as adverse weather conditions, for example, may affect our progress. 

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 15% discount on future workshops.​

Workshop Schedules


DOME BUILDING SCHEDULE:

April 11th: Check-in (for those staying on-site)


April 12th - 16th: Workshop Instruction

9am: Opening Circle

9am - 1pm: Workshop

1pm - 2pm: Lunch break

2pm - 6pm*: Workshop

April 17th: Departure 


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

Lodging Options


  • Tent camping (Bring your own gear) - $60

  • Glamping - $450

All on-site accommodations will include access to toilets, showers, a covered outdoor kitchen, and washer and dryer.


Bedrock Homestead is off-grid and have limited cell service on the property and limited internet access available - you are welcome, however, to briefly check your email from their homestead computer and their house phone is available anytime.


No pets


To contact our hosts with any questions about meals, lodging, or transportation you can reach them by email at youmadeit@thebedrockhomestead.com


Meal Plan Options


Grant will be offering an affordable meal plan for those who would like to participate. 

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner - $220 (5 days)

  • Breakfast only - $70

  • Lunches only - $50

  • Dinner only - $100

Because the location is remote we encourage students to opt-in for at least the lunch plan or bring daily lunch to the site to save workshop time and navigation of the 4-wheel drive only 1 mile drive. If you have 4 wheel drive it’s about 15 minutes to the store, remember the food trucks and restaurants take their time here. Shuttles won’t be available down the drive during lunch 

Transportation Options 


Shuttle to or from SLC Airport

  • Bedrock Shuttle - $90 each way

(The shuttle will be departing at 2:00pm MST and require waiting some at the airport or downtown SLC, first-come-first serve)

*Please reach out if you have any questions/concerns about the shuttle time.



About our Host: Grant Johnson


Grant Johnson works as an environmental activist and has stewarded his land for the last 45 years wild tending and growing soil for farming. His idea for a blasted-out stand alone rock house, which will serve as our workshop headquarters, occurred to him as an alternative way to build for both the aesthetics and to maintain a constant temperature inside the cave. The rock house is fully off-grid and powered by hydro-electricity, completed in 2012 after 9 winters of blasting.


Our team of builders will include friends and family who want to help actualize an Ayurvedic healing space t0 benefit the community.

Location Details:  boulder, Utah


Boulder is a small outpost community of about 250 people who favor farming and ranching to large-scale housing development, who promote quiet-use recreation and dark skies.


You’ll need 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive with some clearance to navigate the one mile private driveway to workshop headquarters. There’s a free parking area for those who’d like to walk-in 1 mile. A shuttle will be provided each morning for those staying off-site. From the parking area, the town of Boulder is a 15 minute drive where you’ll find a couple of good restaurants, a couple of food trucks, a coffee shop, and Hal’s Store gas station.

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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!