2020 Building Seminar Schedule 


​We’ve been closely monitoring the global situation With travel restrictions [ meaning in-person events are temporarily paused,] and with travel restrictions remaining in place for many countries and companies around the world. We have made the decision to delay the building seminars restart to January of 2021.

With a six month lead time for all businesses to adapt to the new ways of operating, we endeavour to deliver a great seminar for you, that meets the necessary standards to hold a safe and productive event. We will be releasing guidelines and updates on our health and safety arrangements over the coming months and you can find this information on our event website.



Jan.         27 , 28, 29, 30, 2020  COMPLETED 

​Feb.        24, 25, 26, 27 , 2020    SOLD OUT ! We expect that during the rest of the year 2020 , seminars may be offered with Additional Seminars offered, each quarter of the year.

We can also work with groups of 10 adult people, on a special prepaid basis even at other local locations and perhaps online too. Plans are that a book and video will be offered here, to assist those needing other instruction asap.   Contact us to discuss your special needs ! 



Contact us at seminar@georgiaadobe.com 

Seminar Cost: $1000 per person and you get lots for that that small fee, to help you prepare to do it yourself.

LOCATION: 231 Harris Lord Cemetery Rd. Commerce Georgia 30530 

 Sign up soon, as only 40 students will be allowed to attend, in order to be able to work with each attendee as much as is possible. The weather will be warm and we will begin at 10 AM and class will go until 5 PM with several breaks and a lunch held in between.   A Free grilled hot dog lunch is offered on site, along with various prepackaged snacks offered, warm drinks of hot tea and coffee and of course Ice Cold soft drinks ! If you have a special dietary requirement , please provide that yourself, and restrooms are on site too. 

The Georgia Adobe(TM) structure is designed normally to meet all the basic needs of the structures occupants and can be on or off grid as maybe required but it's built from nearly free materials ( this could amount to up to 80% ).  A Georgia Adobe(TM) structure can normally blend into any location , subdivision or setting without "sticking out like an alternative structure",  as that the facade can be shaped in many styles, thus there's never a need for the building to look like some 1960's hippy shack.  Built from thick thermal mass, ( often Earth Sheltered )  a Georgia Adobe(TM) structure, can survive all most all normal seasonal climate changes and then some, as the inside conditions can remain at a constant 58 degrees year round, due to the buildings envelop thickness & location, often transferring the Earth's energy to the building. Then the occupant can change the temperature as needed, for example by 14+/- degrees through passive solar. Lowering the temperature is often easy too,  from adding fresh, air entering the structure from natural ventilation methods.

The studies of the seminar will be focused upon the Georgia Adobe(TM) methods of Rammed Earth Construction and the building codes many will encounter along with, our interpretation of our collective constitutional rights that we Americans all possess, as it applies to our lives & our land uses and home construction. All tools needed for the construction seminar will be provided , all that is needed is the attendees abilities and a mind ready to learn. All attendees will experience hands on construction and classroom time too. Dress in layers for construction work, as you may get dirty during the days events, remember it's real construction !  An application to attend can be received  by email write us with your request to: 


The Georgia Adobe(TM) ( history and design ) 
Thermal Mass construction basics, ( methods, tools, BMP's  )
Insulation ( floor, walls, roof )
Design Possibilities ( classroom time presenting the building process )

Traditional Rammed Earth Construction 

Earth Sheltered Construction

Concrete Dome & Other Methods Of Construction discussions including some conventional
Conventional blended with Passive heating & cooling, ( systems designs )
Natural ventilation system,  ( systems design possibilities ) 
Powering the structure   ( systems design possibilities ) 
Power generation ( systems designs batteries, inverters, controllers, wiring )  
Solar electric panels integration possibilities
Power generators integration
Solar air integration, 
Solar hot water integration, 
Common appliance options off or on grid ( AC & DC )
Rainwater collection integration ( safe collection, storage, filtering and uses ) 
Greywater systems integration ( that can add 2/3's more uses from the fresh water collected ) 

Food production systems ( different production in various areas of a Georgia Adobe(TM) structure )
Waste Management ( systems options off grid and on grid ) 
Window creation ( conventional and bottle windows integration, recycling along w/ classroom creation of the same ) 
Door creation ( methods and materials along with classroom creation of the same )
Finishing methods ( some various options )
And much more !
Questions & Answers Go On During The Entire Seminar

Individual and collective working with all attendees is offered on the projects construction site and to make sure you understand how to do it yourself afterwards for 90 days AFTER YOUR SEMINAR  by Free Telephone and Internet Consultations being provided, 
(for the students attending this seminar), so that after the seminar you can get your projects built more easily with answers to any question we could provide from our knowledge about our type of construction processes we approve and work in.    

Interested In Attending ?

Request An Application !

Send Your Email To:  Seminar@georgiaadobe.com

*NOTICE: These seminars are NOT ADA compliant, as they are held at a construction site, which is not yet completed as ADA compliant. Some seminars may only held only if a minimum number of people attend and due to the physical and language requirements only those physically able to do the physical demands of construction work without physical aids and only those that speak the English language fluently will be able to attend this seminar  . Other conditions may apply , see those conditions at our offices as they are posted.

English language must be spoken by all must to attend and no one other than the attendees may be on site ( no companion animals, etc. certain Student Physical Requirements and other considerations are required to be allowed to register and attend due to the type of work and location.

Sorry, No Camping or pets Allowed On Site.

The Commerce Georgia Area, has several hotels for attendees to choose from


Contact us for any assistance needed, of directions to them you may require.

To Be Clear Georgia Adobe(TM)
Consults on builds and Designs Residential Commercial Industrial And Retail Structures Of All Sizes, And Teaches Rammed Earth Construction For Those Building Smaller Structures. We Also Do Some Ground Work & We Design And Supply Energy And Other Systems For Homes & Businesses World Wide.
Call Us ~  It's Free ~ To Discuss Your Project & See If We Can Help You !

By the nature of this kind of work, ( Alternative Construction) There Is Free Educational Info That Is Scattered Throughout our website and though we do not advise the reader to follow our suggestions on anything, it is here and as such all are welcome to read and make of it for your own use, as you can in a noncommercial use. The info is copyrighted to protect our interest.
To Protect Both The Innocent & Others As Well, All Client Information &/Or Any Of Their Actual Project Details including 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. 
The good news is we do the same for you too !
Questions ? CALL Joe Woodall 001-706-363-6453


(c)1983-2020 The Georgia Adobe Home™
Commerce GA 30530

Where to build ( partly)

Refer to the drawing directly below during this reading. Always face your new Georgia Adobe buildings toward the Southern Winter Sun path, ( never build into an existing hill or bank ), put glass all across the buildings front, angled at lat. +8*  on that South side, so the sun in Winter can get inside to heat the structure passively.. In Summer, the sun is higher and won't enter nearly as much and as the glass is also angled, it will greatly reflect solar gain during Summer.

How To Build

Build a new Rammed Earth Georgia Adobe Home from recycled free and natural materials such as clay and sand, tires for free forms, insulate with 2+" of foam (or other materials that could be used) outside to keep the inside an insulated energy battery protecting you from climate changes ( also called weather ) , cover exterior walls with a sheet of plastic, before and as you add Earth bermed on to the exterior walls sides, just as you build those walls, and do so all the way to the top ( 30 ft. Min. Embankment filled all 3 sides West, North, East) is best to allow a slope away from the home for moisture to travel.

Form and pour a concrete bond beam connecting all exterior and interior walls with hurricane straps embedded to connect to roof structure. Cover with metal roofing only ( insulated & vented properly ).

 Add some air vents to the back Northern wall ( 1 each per 20 foot of roof width and at least 1 foot off the floor ), all buried in straight run on the North side (at a minimum of 5 feet deep down into the  Northern fill side ), allowing them to angle away from the structure, ( 1 inch per 25 ft ) and enter the North wall with a solid screen and door closure, which terminates on the opposite end above ground & add a vent/cover to each, so as to protect from vermin, but still allow fresh air intake upon opening inside.
 Add 1 manually opening roof vent 4' × 8', for every 20' of length, of the width of the roof to the Southern roof area  to create an draw of fresh air, when those vents are opened will give you year removal of moisture.

Food Production Safely !
You could grow ample amounts of food in the glassed front area and do add another glass wall 12 feet from the front walls glass, to create a thermal barrier for inside warmth/cool protection make sure to add a opening at the interior glass walls top twice per 20' of width.
Keep rooms inside interior glass wall to 24 feet maximum to allow proper air flows . Engineer interior walls with exterior walls, to support roof properly.
Place all rooms so as to have one 3'  opening to the front glass hallway, which stretches across the homes front.

 Roof only with metal covering ( never composite shingles ) so clean water can be harvested from the 1 pitch roof, slanted into a main back gutter ( 6" ) terminating into a series of cistern water tanks with a screen on main waterway to predicted ( roof cleansing spills should be factored to keep collected water the cleanest). You can collect 600 gallons per 1000 sq ft of collection area.
 Pipe and Gravity feed that collected water, into the North wall side if the structure ( connect all tanks to join at that location ), add water tap before any pumping action. Add 3 water filters to clean all water and then UV stabilize all drinking water.
All kitchen is black water as is toilet water but some Greywater reuse is possible too. 
For Greywater reuse design & add a Redirected piping for lavatory water, washing machine, tub & shower water. 1st to a tank that can be pre filtered before storage, then use it to grow plant materials, yes including vegetables in the long front greenhouse created by your Southern glassed facade. Specialized beds should be created that are water tight.
 Allow use of that water to be filtered again, for only the same plant uses or to be redirected to the toilet tank, so as to flush all that to the black water tank. Again - All kitchen water must "Only" go to the Blackwater septic tank !

Interior Finishes
Stucco interior walls with earth plaster ( just like you packed into the tire walls),  so as to make all as smooth as sheetrock,  fill the large gaps between the tires with mud and used & cleaned empty drink cans so so much mud won't be required. Straw could be added to help form the interior wall covering as well could chicken wire, webbing with sticks ( as in wattle and dob construction ) commercial fiberglass strands etc. One could build many partition walls with even soda cans, Mortared together

( rammed earth walls can be used too and perhaps with only 1 foot thickness, if non load bearing) all then tied to the concrete bond beam, for more complete stability. 

If you don't have access to doors, one could build the doors from cement poured into custom made forms, that could fit your custom opening needs. Windows that are fixed ( non-opening ) can be easily crafted from glass mason jars ( or other bottles cut off square at he neck side and the 2 can be taped together ) all when, at the least, doubled together as described then Mortared solidly into place. This will allow even colored bottles, usage in greatly artistic patterns.

There's lots more to learn, but experience will take you far and you will if possible want to take a full 4 DAY SEMINAR course in this subject, from Georgia Adobe™,  to learn those tips & more ! 

(c)1984-2020 The Georgia Adobe Home™

Commerce GA 30530

 The Georgia Adobe™ Home  Provides Everything One Needs:
Come And Learn How To Build The Georgia Adobe™ Home By Attending Our Building Seminars ! 

Georgia Adobe Homes™ Provide Everything You Need To Live Comfortably About Anywhere :

1.) Georgia Adobe Homes™ Are Designed To Be Built Earth sheltered & Totally Self Sustainable
2.) Georgia Adobe™ Homes Are Passive Solar & Active Solar Power Producers Capable Of On Or Off Grid Life 24/7/365
3.) Georgia Adobe™ Homes Are Built From Insulated Rammed Earth
4.) Georgia Adobe™ Homes Are Built From Free & Natural Materials Up To 80%
5.) Georgia Adobe's™ Heat & Cool Themselves
6.) Georgia Adobe's™ Capture Rainwater Filter & Make It Potable For All Uses
7.) Georgia Adobe Homes™ Have -0- Utility Bills
8.) Georgia Adobe™ Homes Can Convert 1 Gal Of Fresh Water Into 4 
 Gallons Of Usable Water By Way Of A Greywater System
9.) Georgia Adobe Homes™ Grow Food Inside & Outside Themselves
10.) Georgia Adobe™ Homes Can Cost About 25% of Conventional Construction
11) Georgia Adobe's™ Can Make Fuel For Transportation And Equipment Operation

Learn These Things At The Next Georgia Adobe™ Building Seminar !
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 Joe Woodall, Ecoitect & Founder
At 706-363-6453