I am certified as a Specialist for Building with Earth by the Dachverband Lehm (German Association for Building with Earth) and the Handwerkskammer Ulm (Ulm Chamber of Trades and Crafts). I also hold a Certificate in Adobe Construction from Northern New Mexico College (Quentin Wilson).
I have been teaching live-instruction and internet-based adobe construction courses since 2005. If you are interested in building a healthy, sustainable and energy efficient home using adobe bricks as the primary building material this series of courses is right for you.
Live-instruction courses usually take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico and run for 5 days. Occasionally, I travel to Arizona, California or Texas to teach a course but if you are outside of New Mexico you can also take my courses through the internet. Online courses run for 8 weeks. In addition to relevant reading material, the online versions of the courses provide the student with a series of step-by-step instructional videos and podcast interviews with experts from the field. An online discussion group for interacting with the instructor and your fellow students also accompanies each online course. All of the courses are very hands-on in nature and are built around easy-to-understand adobe construction techniques for the do-it-yourself owner/builder.