IN The above Photo [on the right side] is an interesting style of structure, we set into the hills of Elbert County GA. designed & built By Joe Woodall and the Georgia Adobe™ team in year 2000  it was a 5,400 sq. ft. structure, built for just $25,000 and mostly from conventional materials 2 x4, 2 x 6 2x8 trusses and OSB Siding with preparations for stucco made, but never completed it fully. Great work was performed by a dedicated a crew of 7 men and 1 woman, in only just 6 months time and  Woodall Enterprises Inc. & Georgia Adobe opened an office there, in the facility for a business, March 15, 2001, in the state shown.  

Located at 2395 Bowman Highway Dewy Rose, GA 30634 And Operated By Woodall Enterprises Inc. this facility served also as Georgia Adobe's™ offices and for construction training center as that of the Highway 17 Theatres - a modern Drive-In Theatre with 3 screens, FM radio sound and a tour gardens, and home. Inside the building were as you walked in the front door offices, concession and gift shop, 6 public restrooms, upstairs was a 2 bedroom level and up on the third story was the projection room. From the 3  windows were projected movies onto 3 screens on those sides of the property.  

With 43 Acres of farm, the facility held a corn maze each Autumn, an Antique Car Rally Monthly, First Run Movies 7 Days A Week operating from 03-15-2001 - 03-09-2009, an when closed was being landscaped by Georgia Adobe into a strip shopping center across the properties frontage, a gate house was under construction at the roads entrance, and the formal 5 acre tour gardens were being graded and a Hotel was planned for the frontage . 

Georgia Highway 17 was always a desolate area at night or day, at least until the theatre came to the area, and due to the poor economy of that area dropping off in 2007 forward , plus the announced rerouting of GA. Hwy. 17 ( the road we were on ) scheduled to keep away all through traffic from the properties frontage - by several miles, and with 15+ new chicken house farms, locating so close by in the area, just after our construction, this all heavily changing the original abilities of that area and the neighborhoods atmosphere was gone, it was no longer possible, for the facility to be fully built or even for the theatre to continue in business with poultry house odors and such, and the property was sold in 2009 back to the original owner and was converted into a farmers hay field, once again. 

Sadly today, it has been re-landscaped and mis-managed by new owners, all 2000 trees planted over 8 years were cut down , 1000 Norton Grape vines plowed up, and now only a dried out hay field and sits vacant, with the great building standing empty, so deteriorated from neglect since 2009, that it's far past the point of safety or its saving.  

If & when you are ready to build Your great home, contact Joe Woodall at Georgia Adobe™ to start your project and we can complete it to any stage desired, and you can always do the finish work inside and save - by doing it yourself.

Phone us at 706-363-6453 for a free 1st conservation to see how we can help you. See our web site for more info on construction classes, where you can learn to DIY in 2017 at THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA ADOBE™ SCHOOL OF ECOITECTURE™ with 12 classes to be held at our Commerce, Georgia Offices  in 2018.

Private classes are available for small groups too ! Learn more at our web page:

The Georgia Adobe™ Home Provides Everything One Needs:


2.) Heating And Cooling Freely From The Free Flywheel Effect Of  Insulated Thermal Mass & Ventilation

3.) Power Production  Solar, Wind, Generators, NIFE Batteries

4.) Water Production From Rainwater Capture, Containment And Filtering 

5.) Food Production From Our Trademarked Wintergarden™ 

6.) Built Inexpensively From Almost Free, Local And Recycled Materials 

7.) Greywater Recycling Making 4 Gallons Of Water Use From 1 Gallon 

8.) Full On Site Waste Water Handling 

9.) Fuels Production On Site 

The Georgia Adobe Home™ 
Is A Self Sustainable, Independent Modern Home, That Can Appear As You Desire, Blend Into Any Area Outside And Works For You Inexpensively, For Life.

Start Your Home Today Contact Our Founder Joe Woodall At 706-363-6453

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Dateline: Jan 3 2018

The 2017 numbers are in and our planet consumed 97.8 Million Barrels of oil a day (b/d) last year , which was 1.5 million b/d,  more than we collectively used in year 2016. Surprisingly perhaps, China was a major purchaser of oil, and again they are expected to be one of the biggest buyers of oil in 2018. 

For decades, space heating and cooling in the US has accounted for more than half of all residential energy consumption. Estimates from the most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), show that 48% of energy consumption in U.S. homes in 2009 was for heating and cooling, down from 58% in 1993, likely due to better insulation.

Therefore, Residential heating cost in the United States is a major consumer expense all from our use of heating oil, kerosene the highest cost for consumers, natural or LP gas which has some of the lowest cost associated for the consumers and electricity some of the highest cost energy since some of which is fueled by natural gas and some by nuclear. Nuclear has an additional 25,000 years of handling cost, associated with it, making it the highest cost energy of all eventually, but it as basic electricity cost, the lowest front end billed cost, to the consumer, followed by natural gas.

What if there were a way to heat homes for FREE ? - Or at least really close to Free ?

Georgia Adobe Homes™  are that answer !

How is that so, You May Ask ?

Because Georgia Adobe Homes™ are Earth Sheltered on the Western, Northern And Eastern sides, have proper exterior insulation and are constructed by Georgia Adobe™ design, from copious amounts of Thermal Mass ( up to 6 feet thick walls are produced, prior to the Earth being placed against the sides, ) and then by allowing the inside to become Passively Sun Lit, from the open windows of a Southern exposure, our Homes (with ventilation added) can maintain about 72 degrees, at 41 inches off the floor, for 24 hours, all without additional energy, being added. 

How is that possible, You Ask ? 

It’s actually quite simple: The insulated thermal mass absorbs the suns energy and hold it until coolness  requires it to Transfer that energy back to the cool area around it ( your home ). This release of energy, heats the home in Winter and that energy becomes recharged daily, by more sunshine. Without sunshine to heat the building passively ( you either add energy ) or that insulated thermal mass cools down to the Earth's normal temperature of 58 degrees and exchanges with the air inside to reach a common temperature. 

What happens on cloudy days ?

Earth sheltered Georgia Adobe Homes™  are built on top of the Earth, yet they are Earth sheltered with as little as 30 feet of Earth placed against the walls sides. This makes them buried in Earth, yet above all flood plains thus rainwater runs away from the building. By our way of insulating the building outside the walls, including the Earth berm too, upon all 3 sides and adding a water sealing to the Earth embankment in addition, the house is a very dry and stable thermal mass. With this building so created, physically the Georgia Adobe™ mimics the Earth itself, thus remaining at 58 degrees mostly year round, at 5 feet depth. When this is the way a home is built, it remains no colder than the Earth around it will, at the same depth and the building may draw coolness from the Earth in Summer, and give a cooling effect without energy expended as the insides Heat up and draw cool from the walls.

This is a cycle long known to science called the flywheel effect.

This means that if instant air heating inside the home back to 71 degrees is ever required,  you only have to change the temperature by 13 degrees, rather than by any larger amount.

So, In Winter if it’s –0– outside – your home stays between 58 and 71 degrees.
In Summer if it’s 85 outside – your home stays between 58 and 71 degrees.

Year Round Comfort !

Life comes with no warrantees, as there could always be extremes outside those ranges which could impact a structure and then penetrate into your home perhaps from the Southern Exposure (if the structure was not protected from that impact) , yet if all else is in place, including proper windows, doors, Wintergarden™ constructed along the front of the building and a ventilation system, (as designed and properly built), the Georgia Adobe Home™ should at its furthermost point,  remain at between 58 and 71 degrees year round. 

If Georgia Adobe Homes™ were to become “the new normal home – worldwide”  and by employing Earth Sheltering and low energy systems into all homes we fully expect the usage of residential heating energy and oil and all energy used domestically, to be at a significantly drop almost to un-measurable levels, and thereby lower carbon releases, into our atmosphere. 

If you are ready to build a home, that heats and cools itself thereby has a steady temperature year round, that’s affordable to build and affordable to operate then do contact Georgia Adobe™ . 
Begin with a FREE 1st Consultation on the phone by dialing us at 706-363-6453 

Warmest Regards !

Col. Joe Woodall, Ecoitect GAL4016
Georgia Adobe
A Woodall Auction Company
Commerce Georgia 30530

Additional Energy Info:

End use                      Billion kWh     Share of total
Space cooling                   247                    18%
Water heating                   134                       9%
Lighting                            129                       9%
Refrigeration                    103                       7%
Space heating                    96                       7%
Televisions [1]                   83                       6%
and related equipment 
Clothes dryers                   61                       4%
Furnace fans                     32                        2%
and boiler circulation pumps     
Computers  [2]                  32                       2%
and related equipment 
Cooking                            32                       2%
Dishwashers {3}              28                       2%
Freezers                           22                       2%
Clothes washers [3]          8                       1%
Other uses [4]               405                      29%
Total consumption    1,410   Billion kWh     

1 Includes televisions, set-top boxes, home theater systems, DVD players, and video game consoles. 
2 Includes desktop and laptop computers, monitors, and networking equipment. 
3 Does not include water heating. 
4 Includes small electric devices, heating elements, exterior lights, outdoor grills, pool and spa heaters, backup electricity generators, and motors not listed above. Does not include electric vehicle charging.
Materials Referenced Sources:
Oil And Gas Journal Jan 2018
US Energy Information Administration 




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For passive solar Georgia Adobe Homes, our rule is to facing South for the greatest solar benefit. Here, (in the Northern Hemisphere facing also slightly East too, by 15 degrees or less helps ). as this allows the sun to rise into the structure, at the earliest time, and thereby heat the buildings insulated high thermal mass, inside all majority of the day long, during the Fall/Winter, as the sun passes along that Southern sunny side of our buildings and it is setting in the Southwest sky, if configured this way.

In the Spring/Summer by this same design & with our Northern hemisphere's sun, now much higher in the sky and moving more true East to West , if the passive solar building is configured with a proper roof, the inside is allowed some sunlight, but the roof will shade the interior and allow temperatures to be more moderate than full sun would allow.

The roofs mostly then are single angle designed, ( less expensive too ) with the front higher and the rain is guttered along the back wall easiest, with rainwater cisterns buried into the northern embankment holding this water for all uses at gravity flow speed without pumping. Were this design is applicable for just a growing area, it ha been very effectual too. I'll include a basic drawing to serve as an example.

Best Wishes

Exploring the pictures above, can give you some idea of what we can design and build for you, but a real meeting in person, is the best way to talk.  We would love to meet with you, so feel free to make an appointment to meet with Joe Woodall m our company founder, by dialing him at 706-363-6453 Mon. - Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM.

Exploring Georgia Adobe™ 
Comprehensive Construction Work POSSIBILITIES :
A custom designed and officially licensed Georgia Adobe™ structure, is the finest combination of both old and new construction methods.

Old testament traditional Rammed Earth compacted masonry Earth Sheltered construction, is the basic method with materials derived from nature (Sand and Clay) , and this allows easy and almost free materials collection from most local environments, so most anyone could construct a Georgia Adobe™ building, from substances available in 90% of the world . Manufacturing companies hate this as they are left out of the economic loop, of basic construction materials . 

Add to that, the reuse of naturally occurring waste materials , indigenous to a expanding or collapsing society and almost anyone can put together a great structure inexpensively. These materials could, include :   
Glass Bottles, 
Aluminum Drink Cans, 
Used Vehicle Tires, 
Scrap Metals, 
Remodeling Waste i.e.
Wiring And 
These few materials sourced allows new construction and even urban renewal nearly freely and certainly at a cost well below any common construction estimates often at 20% of conventional construction cost for the DIYer.

Insulated Rammed Earth:
Modern construction materials are toxic to Human health, and can harbor moisture , rot , disease and fungus .

Conversely, a Georgia Adobe™ homes make a positive use of one of humanity's most intractable substances,  Clay And Sand compacted into Rammed Earth. These materials never rot, yet allow moisture to escape and don’t hold disease and can be sealed to prevent erosion.  Once the very basis for all construction world wide, this valued combination of materials has largely been forgotten by builders and modern manufacturing too, as it is freely available to most all that own land, but we didn't forget anything. When sealed on the outside and Earth Sheltered, a properly constructed Georgia Adobe™ Rammed Earth Home, can withstand nearly all weather conditions, so long as it is constructed in a high and dry location.

When combined with forms, Rammed Earth and for example : Free Used Vehicle Tires,  can be remanufactured into permanent construction forms allows the permanent use of Clay & Sand, in foundations, walls and retaining work, in a sub-terrain while remaining as a sturdy building material , yes even when Earth sheltered on the outer walls. These steel belted discards, can become site fabricated, into a permanently formed brick, retaining the man made sandstone, formed by the Rammed Earth process. Unlike other processes Georgia Adobe™  structures maintain the Earth's contact between theses “tire bricks”  keeps the walls like a true Rammed Earth structure will be, gaining from the benefits that come from this process. ( Other Earthen Construction companies don't come near our work even on this single essential element ! )

Then when earth sheltered structures are properly insulated outside, the inner Earthen wall , gives the Georgia Adobe™ the capacity to act as a kind of "thermal mass battery" holding energy, either cool or warmth, just as desired and then the building is able to slowly release that energy, back into the structure, as needed to maintain the right atmosphere inside the home.  Clay and Sand as a building material, is also listed in the International Building Code (IBC)  noted as “Adobe Brick” or "unfired clay masonry" and is therefore an "Approved" building material, for the construction of residential structures of up to many stories high, yet it’s often overlooked or just not know about at all, by even government employees, charged with inspection of construction, as it’s not a promoted - manufactured product.  Building in areas with less government involvement such as zoning, codes, and inspections is always the best place to build,  yet we have never had a Georgia Adobe ™ structure turned down for inspection reasons. It just cost you more to build where the government must 1st be educated then may be a burden of over inspection during construction in more developed areas. It's always up to you the client to build where you want , and the Georgia Adobe™​will blend in or stand out as you desire !

Floors And Roof 
While yes the floor and roof can also be a masonry product too, provided either from fired hand made brick and or Ferrocement ( a thin shelled cement hand or spray applied to as much as 4 inches thick ) other traditional options are also available, yet we must admit floors build up and finish poured from earth and stained and sealed are some of the best looking and cost far less than Portland cement floors .

 While a standard wooden truss built roofs are possible too, custom designs often require something not available from standard manufactured products, which also may add to the projects cost, but we at Georgia Adobe have built them all so we are ready to build your new home too, any way you desire.  This combination of standard and custom built allows a flexibility and cost reduction, along with perhaps Earth rendered flooring, which all provides a real seal-able beautiful surface, that can’t be duplicated in it’s beauty by ordinary Portland cement floors and allows a masonry floor, in most any area - at dirt cheap prices, from local free materials. This is also easier on the feet, knees and back than cement flooring.

Energy Profile:
A Georgia Adobe™ home bypasses the 60% of energy that is traditionally consumed in the conventionally constructed home, because of having well insulated high thermal mass inside which is also used for the space heating and cooling, through an implementation of a combined system: 
Passive Solar ( with Active Solar combined ), 
Natural Ventilation and 
Insulated Rammed Earth and The Flywheel Effect of Energy Transfer from the mass into the home naturally. 
These elements are accentual for low energy construction as they don't require electricity to operate, as a conventional homes heating and cooling equipment does. With the Georgia Adobe™ Home the building is the Equipment !  

The  15% of energy required by conventional homes for their normal domestic water heating is replaced in a Georgia Adobe™ home by passive and active solar heated hot water, and often is also backed up by on site fuel generated fuel, flash hot water heaters. The other 25% of energy for daily needs such as a structures lighting and other appliances, are provided this energy through the Active Solar photo-voltaic panels, small wind energy turbines and producer fuel generated power systems. 

Fresh Water:
When built in areas with as little as 7 inches of rainfall per year, a Georgia Adobe™ structure can, when combined with a Rainwater cistern, and Greywater reuse system,  collect and store all the fresh rainwater and snowmelt year round , then filter it for potable use and thereby provide for all the fresh water needs, just as any other structure would require. 

As that a Georgia Adobe™ also has a Greywater reuse system integral to its construction, the lavatory, shower, washing machine water can be filtered and reused to water plants or diverted as desired, directly to toilet for flushing – thereby freeing up thousands of gallons per year, for disposal use.  This Optional reuse for the growing of food plants can clean and generate as much as 4 gallons of use,  from 1 gallon of fresh water , makes greywater essential for life where sacristy of fresh water is a factor.

Food Production:
Commonly, the foyer or Southern façade is a Sunny location in a Georgia Adobe™ home and this allows for the growing of plants, but it’s also possible to do so in other structures separate from living areas.

 Food crops are often grown there, as it makes for quite the convenience, to pluck dinner salad and more from one's entranceway each day. While this is often a small 500 – 1000 square foot foyer area of the Georgia Adobe™ profile, our Wintergarden™ can be expanded horizontally quite easily, to allow for massive food production and the Georgia Adobe™ structure is expandable to any size as is required, just by a connecting breezeway, over to the larger garden or living space areas  Also, aquaponics work well in these larger areas and then fresh fish, can be enjoyed in addition to vegetables. Note it takes about 7 months for stocked fish to reach the sized desired for consumption, so a careful study is best when becoming dependent on personal food production for a sustainable home. 

By the Georgia Adobe™  being built above ground and then Earth Sheltered as the walls go up, this process provides gains from the benefits of Earth Sheltered housing construction, without actually being under the lay of the general landscape.  This is an important factor, as that no one wants their building collecting water, and Georgia Adobe’s™ are prevented from this disaster, if built in the right landscape position. Ask us for more on this subject when you call and below is a more detailed description, of how we like to build a building and choose the right location  !

Most locate their Georgia Adobe™ on the high and dry positions, in upland areas, so as to take advantage of all the views North, South, East And Western Approaches and keep away from ground runoff water. Then they berm the Earth around the walls during construction, all above the general grade, of their surrounding landscape. This ensures no water collection inside and complete water runoff , away from the structure after any desired water collection is captured from a clean type of roof surface,  into a cistern , which is normally located underground within the berm, often placed on the Northern side of the structure. Keeping the cistern higher than the water flow pipes also allows gravity to give water pressure without a pump when needed.  And yes, open facades or portals on all sides is possible , allowing egress and light to penetrate the structure from all sides, it just cost more than single South facing facades - but no worries - we can do it ! 

While there’s always more to any story, than can be written on 1 page, this gives the reader an introduction into the Georgia Adobe™ Home as a possibility for their use as residential and commercial requirements. It's certainly NOT the only way we can build for you but it's a great way. Let's discuss this when you call !

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Joe Woodall 
Phone   706-363-6453

World Headquarters At :
Georgia Adobe Ecoitecture™

231 Harris Lord Cemetery Road,

Commerce, Georgia 30530