10 Day Aircrete 

Dome Building 



OCTOBER 4-13, 2024


Dome Building Workshop

Join Domegaia for a 10-day Dome Building Workshop in Sedona, Arizona at Sedona Surrender Retreat House
October 4-13, 2024

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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! 

The dome will be used as a schoolhouse that not only caters to the family but also extends its educational embrace to 5-8 local children. 

Workshop Schedules


October 3rd: Check-in (for those staying on-site)

October 4th-13th: Workshop Instruction

9am: Opening Circle

9am - 1pm: Workshop

1pm - 2pm: Lunch break

2pm - 6pm*: Workshop

October 14th: 10:00am: Departure 

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

Lodging Options

On site accommodations:

Meal Plan Options

Our hosts will be offering a hearty and nutritious meal plan for all to enjoy with vegetarian/vegan options available. Meals will be a variety of cuisines served family style. Opt into the full meal plan or simply join us for lunches. 

  • Full Meal Plan (3 meals a day) - $685

  • Breakfasts Only - $160.00

  • Lunches Only - $265.00

  • Dinners Only - $265.00

Please note: If you signed up for the workshop, tuition includes lunch for the duration of the workshop. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know by emailing us at Aloha@domegaia.com

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

Transportation Options 

Flight Instructions:

Nearest international Airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor. This is about a 2 hour beautiful scenic drive to Sedona. 

There is a smaller airport for domestic flights only in Flagstaff, Arizona which is located about 1 hour from Sedona. 

From the Airport to the property:

There is one shuttle service to and from the Phoenix airport called Groome Transportation and is $63 per adult one way with a round trip option available. You must select drop off at Courtyard Marriott in Sedona, AZ and email or text Fabiola ahead of time with time of arrival. They will pick up from the Courtyard Marriott. 

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

Location Details:  Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. Located in Arizona's high desert, the city of Sedona is blessed with its beautiful red rocks and desert juniper forests.The tall and carved cliff sides create stunning views and appear to glow in brilliant oranges and reds when illuminated by the rising or setting sun.

Sedona, Arizona is a top destination for nature lovers and hikers and attracts millions of visitor per year. The red rocks form a beautiful backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails, arts, stargazing, picnics and epic outdoor adventures. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Sedona.

The workshop will take place at the Sedona Surrender Retreat House. The retreat house is a family owned sanctuary that provides a home-like peaceful and nurturing environment where guests are welcomed for rest and renewal. The hosts Jakob, Fabiola and their children welcome guests to this peaceful oasis they call home where they hope for guests an experience of divine peace and serenity.

The property is situated on 1.5 acres of land overlooking the beautiful rock formation known as Cathedral Rock. The property has walking paths to Oak Creek which is only seven minutes walking distance. The retreat house is a two story 4,200sq ft. home with 7 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms and ample camping space including outdoor bathroom and dining area.

Local Activities:

-The beautiful Stupa on the property (currently being built)

-Sedona Airport vista for stellar views and an amazing place to go to see the sunrise or / and sunset with a delicious restaurant, Mesa Grill Sedona near the airport

-Sedona Hot Air Balloon Rides

-Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park

-Cathedral Rock

-Chapel of the Holy Cross

-Art galleries from local to international artists of all mediums

-Red Rock Scenic Byway

-Jeep Tours

-Slide Rock State Park

-Golf Courses

-Rent bikes, electronic bikes or scooters


-Highway 89A provides one direct route via a straight, six-mile stretch between West Sedona and Uptown Sedona

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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!

We look forward to building with you!