HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
As an educational resource and non-profit, CalEarth supports most of its operating costs through our online courses and workshops. But as we face new challenges to bring SuperAdobe mainstream, we need additional help:
Improvements to our Hesperia Campus
We were able to complete the first phase of our improvements and reopen the campus on May 6, 2019. However we still need to raise approximately $35,000 for the remaining improvements by August 2019. We also have plans to expand the campus in future phases to include additional student housing and classrooms.
ICC Testing and SuperAdobe Permitting in San Bernardino County (and beyond)
After years of permitting SuperAdobe structures, the San Bernadino County Buildings Department has requested new testing by the ICC (International Code Council) Evaluation Service before approving any new SuperAdobe structures. This means you cannot legally build with SuperAdobe in San Bernadino county at this time. We are currently working with the ICC and the county to arrange testing of our structures. We estimate the cost will be $30,000-$40,000 to complete the process.