WELCOME TO GEORGIA ADOBETM !
Thanks for your interest in Georgia AdobeTM, and please do look over our web site pages http://www.georgiaadobe.com just to become more familiar with us. If you have questions PLEASE CALL US [706-363-6453] as that emails and texts are not how we begin a conversation with those that need our services. Our office hours are Mon. - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM except during holidays.
We focus upon what we consider to be the 6 basic needs, that about every man and woman will need from their home, to live comfortably upon Mother Earth. The following BLUE LINKS open in a new page.
1] Affordable Shelter Built from less expensive local materials
2] A building that CAN actually heat & cool itself
3] A structure that CAN provide ample fresh water
4] A structure that CAN provide all the electricity and other energy supply, that the building may need
5] A building that CAN provide food production to supplement your diet
6] Waste disposal on site
We think of this all, as the normal needs from a home that all should expect, but many people don't and instead think it's all some radical idea. We came upon this as our basic plan, ( much as Architects do learning and modifying their plans ) all over a multi-year process, which was brought upon in part by, our founder Joe Woodall's Grandfather's teachings to young Joe, during the 1960's as he was growing up. Often daily there were little "Experiments" with the basic materials, of Earth (clay and sand, sometimes making bricks ( fired and un-fired called:"Adobes") crafting Rammed Earth with forms of many things traditional lumber and recycled materials like tires some walls with Earth Sheltering, all with local, natural and up to 80% Recycled Materials, most times using free materials too, as the SR. MR. Woodall owner of a garbage company was able to keep all the good materials he picked up, then showed Young Joe Woodall what to do with them. Additionally, historic construction locations in Virginia, the Carolina's and in Georgia's countryside ( some by the US Federal Government's "C.C.C." Civilian Conservation Corp. where used tires were hand packed with Earth and gravel, for new Bridge Embankments back in the 1930's)
These historic methods and materials are what Young Joe Woodall grew up building his childhood forts from and now he designs Georgia Adobe HomesTM from these too and they are still very much apart, of all the combinations of our normal primary building plans today too, but some conventional materials can and should substitute for unconventional materials as well, when available and/or are required, (but these unconventional methods and materials are GREAT options that can save you the owner builder, a lot of money) and these materials have special methods of construction too, that are requirements for their use including attachment etc., in order for anyone, to get the right results from them, (this is part of what has been learned by our company's founder, over the last 54+ years and why we offer training), that we now employ for our clients to learn how we design most of our structures. For most all the construction plans we sell, in an attempt, to gain savings for the client and gain energy through high amounts of insulated thermal mass, inside a building and so the building can operate off-grid affordably the training is a must .
When this building technique becomes coupled with the Earth sheltering the mean Earth temperature (at least here in Georgia is 55 to 58 degrees at 5 feet down below the surface), and this Earth sheltering coverage upon the N, E, & W. walls, plus Earth walls floors and more inside holding energy, with a passive or active solar system & ventilation system, just so as to gain as much daytime free energy as possible or to let it out when needed, most times we can design a structure, with an environment by design, that heats and cools itself, or at least close to that goal year round.
What we do is 'really unique', and these are our own designs, and of course this is all due to the education we've received from building for over 54+ years and what is brought to the world by pioneers from everywhere sharing their knowledge across Earth. Our Earthen construction methods are practical knowledge with an ability to adapt the structure to the area you want to dwell in so this works almost everywhere men live. If a building looks sub-standard because of less expensive materials, no one will want to reside there, so we specialize in buildings that can use free materials, but look correctly built, and be able blend into any location, sub-division etc., or be as unique as our client desires, all without looking like garbage was used to build the building. We protect our clients by not keeping photos of their job sites where anyone can see them, nor do we display any of this information publicly, relying upon our memory, and oral traditions for our conversations, and drawings. This is partially as our founder is a Cherokee Indian, and he does as Indian people have done for all of history [at least before the modern age]. We will not trade upon your name nor project, unless you request specifically, that we include your project in our public information. This protects both the innocent and others as well.
We design buildings, equipment, energy and fuel systems, solar and ventilation systems, management systems to operate energy systems for community's, we design rainwater and snow melt capture systems, combined with a proper water triple filter systems, plus a UV light source stabilization, for a more complete sanitation of the rainwater and many say this water purification process provides a more pure water, than any bottled water that one can buy and we design greywater reuse systems, and commercial facilities too, all that can employ at least some of these systems too , but unless the project [homes and/or commercial projects alike] are in the 2 million dollar+ level, we currently do not personally come out and actually build the projects for our clients. This is due to the cost of moving men and equipment and housing them for a projects duration to completion, etc. We suggest lesser dollar cost projects, all be owner built or at least overseen by the homeowner after enough training by our company, in just how to do all this yourself's and/or we can perhaps further assist you from our offices, through the many current high tech methods. If this is not for you, we understand. Find someone that would like to do it for you and we will train them and who knows, perhaps they may someday, become a certified Georgia AdobeTM builder of our projects too.
Either way, Georgia Adobe HomesTM systems, can work as a stand alone system, when properly designed and built.
All these design elements noted above, when coupled with both a multi fuel, power and food production process in the structure, and upon the land can, make for a series of elements that keep the building about totally self sustainable. This in a nutshell, is our goal for all the building projects, that our firm works upon ( we try to keep it to 6 per year ) and even though our company is not licensed by any corporate government to do this work, we work daily and have since 2007 as Georgia AdobeTM, as a designers consultants, equipment brokers, and designers for many green construction projects and energy system designs and when possible in all the 50 un-incorporated united states and, we work as educators too, to teach this process to those that want to build for themselves. For construction training, we offer seminars here at Commerce GA. where Joe Woodall always has a personal project or two going on to train at and our company can do these seminars also at another building site too (at your's perhaps) , as all is fee based upon our costs, and depending upon the conditions and your needs required.
Architecture is multifaceted work that we enjoy, and this can include many things, from selection of the land that’s right for the client and the structure, to the buildings design, to all the buildings needs including some special furniture, and their supply systems too, and even the gardens, the utilities of water, power and sewage disposal, plus other needed systems for that structure, like security and management systems for commercial clients and even buildings with blast protection from 'storms or worse conditions', to landscape designs, entrance ways, flower and tour gardens and even lighted gardens with architectural metals, and all specially designed just for our clients and then sometimes made by a sub-contractor and then delivered and installed in that specialized home by our client or others as needed.
For most of the public we work with, they just want a simple design and a simple how to guide, with some phone call time to help them accomplish their projects basic construction work, so they can get into a paid for home quickly. YES, WE DO THAT TOO ! It’s important to us, in those cases, to keep the structures size down to a rapidly manageable finish-able size, which may be only as little as 32 to 600 sq. feet living space. Then the client can later add on as affordable.
US, , WORKING FROM OUR OFFICES IS THE CHEAPEST FOR OUR CLIENTS !
We design buildings, we are not the building contractor, but we can for a fee as described below, effort to help you find some builders to assist you or help to train you, to do it yourself. We work as a design team, not as the actual builder.
Our Travel time out of our offices, is THE MOST COSTLY generally based daily at $3,000 per day, plus our expenses and transportation and lodgings costs and with all payment in advance for those projects.
Past the initial free meeting, on the phone to describe, 'just what we do and to learn what you need' (or this could be at our office noted below), we're glad to help. For hiring us see our Fee schedule below for our preliminary bubble plan type of design work, is based upon $250 per hour, with a two hour minimum when engaged upon a project.
Telephone Conversations can be FREE AT FIRST OR as little as fee based at $125.00 per 1/2 hour as needed for more specialized meetings and these initial charges can be paid though our Pay Pal email account : email@example.com. Verification of these funds is required prior to the start and a scheduled appointment is then set for that phone call for a paid meeting, on the phone.
More complete House designs, from 32 to 2000 sq. designs, require much more time and effort than the above bubble plans quick concept work, so for example for a two bedroom, 2000 sq. ft. home with a living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 closets, passive solar, passive ventilation, a solar gain Wintergarden™ - greenhouse style homes front and ten (10) total hours of work time on that project [ which includes the windows,& the door designs and quantity estimate, earth work estimate descriptions, cistern design and estimates for supply system, active solar design price estimates and sizing estimates for the projected needs and equipment package design estimates, any construction details needed ( foundation designs, walls designs, structure connections, etc ) so that most individuals familiar with conventional construction can perhaps build their home of Rammed Earth and some free salvaged materials, mostly for themselves ] ( AND without any electrical or plumbing plans) is currently priced at a minimum of $2,500 and no possible quotation of a maximum can be given, without more specific data on the structure.
If that plan development requires more time for more living spaces more than a 2,000 sq. ft. structure base or those plan needs are other specialized features including more bedrooms or other generalized spaces (billiard rooms, shooting rooms, pools, etc.) , this is priced at $1,250 per 1000 sq. ft. as a minimum per additional item fee, plus $250 per hour for design time, with any and all charged fees, currently only payable in US Federal Reserve Notes in advance of the project work, with additional charges past these paid in weekly blocks, due when estimated in writing, as the project progresses, past the above description. If Exclusions and error insurance is required for your project , you must pay for the cost of the insurance policy, that's covering that insurance, and this cost will vary with the project, and it's quoted on an individual basis, or those things are not warranted at all and our company and employees are excluded for any liability of any errors or exclusions by signed agreement , in contracts with our clients prior to works start.
WE WORK WEEKENDS TOO !!!
We will stop here and we are glad to speak with you on the phone about your plans (first time IS FOR FREE), just to see if we can be of help to your project and thereafter as described above and we can always meet in person, at our company's retail store too ON THE WEEKENDS we're open to meet with the public on both Sat and Sun, at our RETAIL STORE & public office from 11 AM - 6 PM and you are invited to speak to us there and we talk to as many as 20,000 people a weekend there !
Here's that WEEKEND address:
5641 US-129, Pendergrass, GA 30567
3rd Ave. East and at store #16, as we are there to speak openly as possible with the public, during that operations work.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and call if we can be of help !
Georgia Adobe Rammed Earth HomesTM
C/O 231 Harris Lord Cemetery RD. Commerce, GA . 30530
Office pH # 706-363-6453
PLANNING IS EASY AS YOUR FIRST TELEPHONE CONSULTATION
TO SEE IF WE CAN HELP YOU PROJECT
Georgia Adobe™ Consultation Fees :
* 30 MIN $ 125. * 60 MINUTES $250.
FROM BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES TO STORM SURVIVAL SHELTERS
The Georgia Adobe™ Home Provides About Everything You Need:
1.) DESIGNED ON A CUSTOM BASIS SO IT CAN LOOK LIKE YOU WANT IT TO LOOK !
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 new project with a consultation of just 30 minutes on the phone to see how we can help you for just $125. Contact Joe Woodall Ecoitect and Founder of Georgia Adobe, so we can initiate our services for your new project. Dial 706-363-6453
BROCHURE PAGE & CONTACT INFO
HELP WANTED !
GEORGIA ADOBE ECOITECTURE™ is the designer, not the builder , So, WE NEED YOU !
Maybe you are that builder ? We are seeking Independent Contractors with 10 person minimum professional construction crews, to come here and become trained in our methods of construction (at The University Of Georgia Adobe School Of Ecoitecture™ Commerce GA) and then go out, be the builder of our choice, to build our home or other designs for our clients. We get calls all the time, to go somewhere and build houses, farm structures, bomb shelters, Alcohol Fuel and other Energy Systems, commercial structures of all types, Ect., but need you to grow.
This could be the opportunity of your lifetime !
We do require a State Licensed General Contractor (W/Min 2 year degree) to lead your construction company's team of builders and you must have workmen's compensation, 2+ million dollars of general liability (that will also cover us as an also insured - as we're the the job generation company) and that the team attend class updates every two years and other conditions apply, and In some cases, a licensing fee may also be required, as well as attendance of our building seminars which are available to the public, to be considered for these positions.
DOES THIS SOUND INTERESTING TO YOU ?
Call to discuss all of this at :
706-363-6453 Before you do, Please send over your list of your accomplishments, number of years in business, and 3 business references of completed residential full home construction jobs and your contact info, your company website, and email this info to Sales@georgiaadobe.com
To Protect Both The Innocent & Others As Well, All Client Information &/Or Any Of Their Actual Project Details
including those images are Kept Totally Confidential - No Exceptions,
But In A Private Meeting, We Can Always Show You Examples Of What Your Project Would Look Like And
All The Details, Always Fully Answering All Of Your Questions.
CURRENTLY, DUE TO A LABOR SHORTAGE & THE COSTS RELATED TO START & FINISH OF PROJECTS, WE ARE NOT PHYSICALLY BUILDING STRUCTURES LESS THAN 10,000 SQ. FT OURSELVES, BUT WE CAN DESIGN & CONSULT ON MOST ANY SIZE PROJECT FROM OUR OFFICES .
Begin your new project with a consultation of just 30 minutes on the phone to see how we can help you .
Contact Joe Woodall EcoitectTM & Founder of Georgia AdobeTM, so we can initiate our services for your new project.
Sat and Sun we are at the Pendergrass flea market from 11 AM - 6 PM to meet with the public and
you are invited to speak to us there. Here's the address:
5641 US-129, Pendergrass, GA 30567 INSIDE 3rd ave. East and store #16
Weekdays and weekends Dial 706-363-6453
Weekdays Our hours are Mon. - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM for phone consultations Please leave a message, if we miss your call and we will call you back ASAP !
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