NEW 6 Month Hybrid Apprenticeship Program

NEW 6 Month Hybrid Apprenticeship Program

The NEW 6 month hybrid CalEarth apprenticeship program offers a cohesive, in-depth, and transformative experience for the full integration of earth arts and architecture.

The program includes 4.5 months of remote instruction through live zoom lectures with CalEarth instructors and alumni builders from around the world, plus a 6 week hands-on residential practicum in Hesperia, CA at the CalEarth headquarters involving substantial SuperAdobe bag techniques and applications and a complete dome build from foundation to close as well as plasters and finishes.

Program Philosophy

Providing opportunities for exploration and education both conceptually and at the granular level, our intention is to educate and elevate the student to work in harmony with the natural environment. This is done through designing, developing, and building within the conscious, sustainable and regenerative paradigm of earth architecture.

Created and refined through the works of Nader Khalili and thousands of students over many decades. The apprenticeship program will empower the individual to unlock their natural potential and the tools to manifest their vision by using the earth under their feet.

~ Earth Turns to gold in the hands of the wise~ Rumi

To Apply for the program please complete both steps below:

Complete Online Application

Pay $400 Deposit

Tuition & Deadlines

Applications due by April 30, 2024
Acceptances Sent May 30, 2024

Program Start: July 21, 2024
Program End: Jan 12, 2025

On Campus Residential:
Sept 18- Nov 3, 2024

Total Program Cost: $9000
50% Due June 1, 2024
50% Due Sept, 1, 2024
Some partial scholarships available