T8 Cold climate Earthship with a water filter, storage tank and wetland

  • DATE: 2021

  • INVESTMENT: $1618 for a 3 week workshop including food & basic accommodation,  your deposit is fully refundable up untill 3 month before the workshop 

  • LOCATION: Staraya Russa (halfway between Moscow & St Pietersburg) 

Learn to build an Earthship utilising 3 home building techniques:

Air Crete + Super Adobe Dome + Ferro Cement Vault 


Each day we will gather for meals and a quality debrief session of the previous day.

In the evenings there will be a lot of free time for exploration and relaxation where you can enjoy meaningful conversations with other students or take a stroll around the country side. We will also gather around the fire and enjoy singing combined with live musical instruments.

In the mornings, we will do yoga class or some planting in the garden.

During our hands on practical workshop you will learn how to:

  • Build a slow sand bio char water filter

  • Constructed wetland for grey water treatment 

  • Building a ferro cement arch ceiling

  • Building a roman arch dome with light weight bricks 

  • Building a lancet arch dome with super adobe 


  • Making of door and window forms and pouring a window frame

  • Installing sandbag foundation and supporting buttresses

  • Installing of sky light, doors and windows (video tutorials). 

  • Building of the walls and roof with air crete bricks

  • Explanation and practical plumbing of grey water and potable water

  • Plastering and finishing touches (video tutorials and practical)

  • Running the electrical conduits in the walls and installing lights (video tutorials)

  • Building of a septic tank (hole will be dug and ready for installation)

  • Design your home using Bio mimicry and solar passive design

  • Draw your future home on the ground

  • Geodesic wooden dome green house (video tutorials) 

You will also receive our full online training with which you will be able to fully complete your structure into a living eco home

What do other students say about our live dome training:

“The best way to learn the practical side of earthen bag and an AirCrete dome building techniques. Highly recommended” - JP Pieterse

“Hands-on co-creation at it's best. Truly helpful, insightful and inspirational. The food was awesome. Highly recommended" - Cameron Kirrane

“A playground for innovation, experimentation and connection. An experience I will definitely be repeating.” - Sam Eades

“GoDome! What an awesome, grounding, gathering journey into the elegance of Dome economics. Deep Gratitude.” - Murray van Wyk

“Construction meets Bio Geometry and ecological design, a unique experience for those wanting to change the world for the better.” - Toni Laderach

"Amazing how confident I am, that I am able to replicate everything that was taught at the Dome live training . Entered the workshop with no prior building experience but feel like skills rose from 0 to 100 in just 2 weeks"  - Paul Odendaal

"Thank you so much for not only sharing and introducing us to your library, but also for sharing your home, your family and your knowledge, with us. I learned so very much from those 2 weeks. Not only from the practical building skills but also from the assembled souls. Its hard to put into words the gratitude I feel to you.  Your energy and tenacity is so lovely and infectious. Please continue being you 😊😊 - Autumn Langis

We will be working 6 days a week. On Sunday we will have a trip to City of Dawn...more info coming


We will have all meals catered for on site, and it will all be fresh local
produce, prepared locally, and all good healthy mostly organic produce, basically vegetarian, with
some fish options. Organic Green juices from wild herbs will be available everyday on tap.


Price of the 3 week workshop (in Russia) is 1618 USD and will include healthy Russian catering as well as basic accommodation. Please bring your sleeping bags





Keep in mind that the farm is a rural area in the countryside, and there are few stores nearby.  We will provide sleeping pads, and a foam sitting/meditation cushion, which some people use as a pillow.

  • Sun Hat, Sunscreen, light clothing for when it's sunny. Swimming costume, we will be swimming every day in mountain river 

  • Tools: pliers, leather gloves, water proof gloves, dust mask, eye protection (cheap sunglasses will do), work clothes.

  • Any personal items you will need for the duration of the course, including probiotics, vitamins, and health supplements

  • Good walking/hiking shoes/boots

  • A headlamp or flashlight/torch and batteries

  • A reusable water bottle. Water is pure and in abundance here 

  • A notebook for taking course notes

  • Yoga mat (optional; some people last year used their sleeping pads)

  • Extra Russian Rubbles for personal expenses, souvenirs etc. There are no ATM machines , card facilities or banks near the farm.

  • Songs, stories, and poetry or any special talent you wish to share with the group.

  • any musical instruments you would like to bring as we will be jamming around the fire

  • Small gifts for new friends

  • Warmer clothes for evening time 

  • A mindful attitude...

In general, pack as light as possible.


Russia - Staraya Russa (halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg 


Please check which workshop you will be attending and on what dates and bring appropriate clothing for the season and always a little extra something warm.


Please check with your country and it's requirements for Russian visas. We can provide an invitation letter.