5 Day Aircrete 

Dome Building 


ciales, Puerto Rico

JUNE 17 - 21, 2023

Session Two


Dome Building Workshop

Join Domegaia for a 5-day Dome Building Workshop at the relaxing and beautiful retreat center, Sumer Farms, in Ciales, Puerto Rico.

June 17-21, 2023

Each workshop is a stand-alone workshop that offers a complete learning experience of dome building. 

In this session you will complete the upper half of the dome, including window installation. 

Please note: The workshop listed on our site from June 10-14  students will complete the bottom half of the dome (including door installation). 

When you sign up you will be given the option of participating in one or both workshops. 

But don't worry if you only have time for one 5 day workshop - you will leave with the knowledge you need to complete an entire dome. 

Lastly, our instructors will be on site completing the dome up until June 28th (interior plaster and other finishing aspects). So if time permits, you're also welcome to extend your stay for the entire build, however, your on-site food and lodging will still need to be arranged with the host. 

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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!

  • Roughing-in electrical conduit (not wiring)

  • Stack bricks with our mortar recipe

  • 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!

  • Apply reinforcement fabric-mesh with stucco

*Please Note: During this 5-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 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.​

  • The opportunity to stay after the second session for a *free finishing workshop ending on June 28th

*Does not include onsite meals and lodging.

Workshop Schedules

If you would like to participate in both sessions, we would be thrilled to have you! There will be two days off between both sessions, which would be a great opportunity to explore the island!


June 16th: Check-in

June 17-21st: Workshop Instruction

9am: Opening Circle

9am - 1pm: Workshop

1pm - 2pm: Lunch break

2pm - 6pm*: Workshop

June 22nd: Departure or stay on property up until June 28th (to see full electrical and plastering) 

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

Lodging Options

There is an array of on-site lodging options available, including private/shared options as well as room for camping!

***If you decide to stay off-site, it is important to take into consideration the daily transportation costs from your lodging to Sumer Farms.

Meal Plan Options

Meal plan will consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner, some of the food being grown in organic gardens on-site, and chef prepared. Guaranteed to be delicious and healthy, with a variety of options to suit different diets.

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

Full Meal Plan: $258.00 | Breakfast Only: $52.00 | Lunch Only: $77.00 | Dinner Only: $130.00

Transportation Options 

More information coming soon!

About our hosts: Sumer Farms

Sumer Farms is a growing community of dreamers focused on natural well-being. We believe Pachamama has the answers to living a fullfiling, healthy, joyful existence - we just need to listen and align with her. 

Sumer Farms today is a company offering the most restorative places, experiences, and products that nature has to offer. We currently offer retreat locations, eco-hospitality, and sustainable products to our guests in Puerto Rico and Medellin, Colombia. We believe that by creating places for like-minded people to gather, immersed in nature, we will enrich lives and have a positive impact on our environment. 

Location Details:  Ciales, Puerto Rico

Ciales, Puerto Rico is a small town located in the heart of the Caribbean. It has a rich history and culture that make it an exciting destination for both tourists and locals alike. It is in the interior mountainous region of the island, in the transition zone between the Northern Karst and the Cordillera Central mountain range. The town is most famous for its coffee heritage, its caves and mountains, and its traditional food.

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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 than2 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!