Welcome To Eco Domes Africa

ABOUT US

Eco Domes Africa is a non-profit earth building and food project committed to empowering local communities through education and development of superadobe (earthbag building) and innovative food growing structures that are sustainable, low-cost and self-help.

Langa Workshop Funding
56%
______Abalimi Community Center Funding
5%
Insikelelo Orphanage Funding
100%

OUR STORY

We are a team of people dedicated to becoming the change we want to see in the world, social activists who present a new model of thinking when it comes to food and housing, of abundance, of empowerment in the knowledge that we have the ability to solve these massive social issues which face our people. This is a revolution of consciousness

OUR MISSION

We are empowering local communities through education and development of superadobe technology integrated with innovative food structures that every man and woman can build for his or her family using building methods with abundant materials at a low cost to provide safe structures, designed in harmony with the environment.

OUR WORK

We want to make building a house and growing food accessible to every man, woman and child to combat the housing crisis and the terrible conditions people endure in South Africa.  We are also taking superadobe 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

RECYCLED MATERIALS

RECYCLED MATERIALS

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

FIREPROOF

FIREPROOF

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"

EARTHQUAKE PROOF

EARTHQUAKE PROOF

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.

TREE FREE

TREE FREE

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.

LOW COST

LOW COST

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

Solar Powered

Solar Powered

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.

"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

Our Projects

Abalimi Community Centre - Khayelitsha

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Workshops in Langa

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Intsikelelo Orphanage Project

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EARTH DOME HOMES

EARTH DOME HOMES

We are a team of people dedicated to becoming the change we want to see in the world, social activists who present a new model of thinking when it comes to food and housing, of abundance, of empowerment in the knowledge that we have the ability to solve these massive social issues which face our people This is a revolution of consciousness .

GEODESIC FOOD DOMES

GEODESIC FOOD DOMES

Low cost geodesic greenhouse dome made from recycled crates and greenhouse plastic

Facts

Informal Houses in SA
% OF PEOPLE LIVING in INFORMAL HOUSING
PEOPLE AFFECTED BY SHACK FIRES EVERY YEAR
Countries where superadobe buildings have been built

TALK TO US

Contact Info

  • Cape Town
  • +27 71 524 1750
  • info@ecodomesafrica.org
  • www.ecodomesafrica.org