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Eco Domes Africa

Eco Domes Africa is a non-profit earth building project


Eco Domes Africa is a non-profit earth building project committed to empowering communities through education and development of Super-adobe (Earthbag Building) and CED (Compressed Earth Block) Technology.

Projects Done

1 %
Evolvin Community Hub
1 %
Eco Dome Housing Prototype Funding
1 %
Langbos Children's Center


We are dedicated to becoming the change we want to see in the world, presenting a new model of thinking when it comes to sustainable housing, of abundance, of empowerment in the knowledge that we have the ability to solve these massive social issues which face our people.


We are empowering communities through education and development of earth building technology using building methods with abundant materials at a low cost to provide safe structures, designed in harmony with the environment.


We want to make a difference in creating a new model to help solve the housing crisis and the terrible conditions people endure in South Africa and the world. We are also taking earth building technology into the future with integrated biogas/solar energy, grey and black water systems to manage waste reducing the need for dependancy on infrastructures that may not exist




Fire is a serious hazard in shack settlements in South Africa. It has been argued that "On average in South Africa over the last five years there are ten shack fires a day with someone dying in a shack fire every other day. In 2011, 151 were reported to have been killed in shack fires in Cape Town.[3] It was reported that in 2014 that 2090 people burned to death in the Gauteng province, "many of them in shack fires that sweep through informal settlements"


SuperAdobe structures therefore apply tree-free approaches to construction. Instead of felling trees to build houses, adobe buildings use mud and soil instead. The same method can build silos, clinics, schools, landscaping elements, or infrastructure like dams, cisterns, roads, bridges, and can be used for stabilizing shorelines and watercourses.


The arch is the strongest form in architecture and has been used in building for thousands of years. A dome is simply an arch rotated 180 degrees. SuperAdobe is extremely well-suited for building arches, domes and vaults, and SuperAdobe domes are extremely strong structures. They have passed California earthquake code tests, and withstood a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.


TESLA Solar Roof The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar tiles, turning sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in a Powerwall battery.


ONLY Basic Materials Needed: EARTH (FREE) Synthetic, low UV (ultra-violet) resistant degradable sand bags Four-point, two strand, galvanized barbed wire Shovels Tampers Soil & Water


We are using non-toxic, natural and recycled materials to build Eco Domes TYRES PLASTIC BOTTLES BARBED WIRE GLASS BOTTLES DEFECTIVE BRICKS & TILES PALLETS

"We believe shelter and food are human rights and everyone should be able to build themselves a house and know how to grow food."

Eco Domes Africa


Evolvin Community Hub and Hotel

Eco Dome Housing Prototypes

Langbos Children's Center


SuperAdobe is a form of earth bag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags (“SuperAdobe Bags”), barbed wire, on-site earth and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that integrates traditional earth architecture with contemporary global safety requirements, and passes severe earthquake code tests in California. This technology has been published by NASA, endorsed by the United Nations, featured in countless world media outlets, and awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. It comes from years of meditation, hands-on research and development. Inspired by traditional earth architecture in the deserts of Iran and adapted for modern usage. Simplified so that anyone can build.

CEB (Compressed Earth Block)

A compressed earth block (CEB), also known as a pressed earth block or a compressed soil block, is a building material made primarily from damp soil compressed at high pressure to form blocks. Compressed earth blocks use a mechanical press to form blocks out of an appropriate mix of fairly dry inorganic subsoil, non-expansive clay and aggregate. If the blocks are stabilized with a chemical binder such as Portland cement they are called compressed stabilized earth block (CSEB) or stabilized earth block (SEB). Typically, around 3,000 psi (21 MPa) is applied in compression, and the original soil volume is reduced by about half.


Informal houses in SA
Of people living in informal housing
People affected by shack fires every year
Countries where superadobe buildings have been built

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