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Workshops Earthbag Building in India

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Hello, I'm Arnout and I'm going to teach you how you have to build your own eartbag house. I give again 2 workshops in September and october in rural India on the Anchorage Ecolodge. On this site we are building 5 Guesthouses

Superadobe is a building technique which uses polypropylene bags and earth as the main building components. It is a form of earthbag construction which was introduced by architect Nader Khalili. It is an environmentally friendly, inexpensive and faster construction alternative compared to modern day constructions.

Workshop #1 September 15 – October 15

Workshop #2 October 16 – October 30

Maximum number of peoples in each Group will be Twenty.

What we teach during the 2 week workshop:
• Superadobe introduction
• The arch and how it works
• Soil composition
• Plastering
• Basic dome designing
• Dome geometry
• The compass and how it works
• Foundations
• Stabalized earth
• Electricals
• Plumbing
• Site planning
• Flooring options
• Detailing
• Drainage and Waterproofing


Owner/Director at Anchorage Eco Lodge. I completed my middle school in India, finished High School in Kuwait and studied marketing in Toronto, Canada. Once back in India, I started the Anchorage project on family owned property. I have extensive knowledge in earthbag building and superadobe building techniques. From filling bags to placing barbed wire and filling foundations to exterior plastering, I’ve done it all during the first unit construction on site. Want to spread awareness about this technique and do my bit for saving the environment.


An architect and artist by profession and the dome designer behind the project at Anchorge Eco Lodge. Born in South Africa and grew up in Holland. Studied architecture at the Technical College in Groningen and TU Delft. After graduation Arnout started his office for Art and Architecture – Ateler van Mameren. He is well experienced in housing and town planning projects and is the designer for the Grandstand with stable in Rotterdam for the CHIO (One of the biggest equestrain events in the world). In recent years he shifted his focus on ecological and sustainable building, with major focus on earthbag buildings. He has spent almost 6 months at Anchorage Eco Lodge pushing limits and creating unique triple unit domes. He is eager on teaching people about this technique and spreading a message about how we can enjoy modern day comforts without harming the environment.


She is professionally an inspector of public health back in Holland. An excellent chef when it comes to Dutch cooking. She has been to India several times in the past few years, understanding the culture and visiting historically significant places all around India. A cook who prepares meals on whats avaialable in the neighbouring area and using an Indian Kitchen cooks meals with a European flavour. She has been present on site during the initial building phase with Arnout and will be cooking during the second workshop.


Arnout’s good friend and a very dedicated, hardworking man. He has been trained as a civil engineer and has studied interior design. He has 25 years of experience in construction and has lead many projects during his work life. He has spent 4 months at Anchorage Eco Lodge helping Arnout with the first phase of construction. He has travelled all over India by road and knows his way around with locals very well. He is learned in both practical and theoretical aspects of superadobe building technique.

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Hi All ! Please do google Alishan Eco homes , Nagpur
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