SuperAdobe Level 4 Apprenticeship

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.

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

Cal-Earth’s full immersion apprenticeship program has been one of the best investments of my time. Learning the versatility of superadobe from top to bottom thoroughly really gave me the confidence that I can build and that it is possible.


Attending the Cal-Earth Apprenticeship program was one of the best decisions I've ever made in life. Not only did it provide me with the opportunity to learn, but I was able to connect with other like minded individuals wanting to make a difference. I am so grateful for this new skill set and how this experience has encouraged me make steps towards the life I really want to be living!

Caitlin Deane, Apprentice