Sasha’s Earthen Dome House in the High Desert

| 11/18/2019 10:52:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from Lloyd Kahn’s Small Homes: The Right Size (Shelter Publications, 2017), available in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store. In one of 65 small home profiles, Sasha Rabin recounts her journey to this unique home after starting her natural-building career in 2002. She has taught extensively through organizations that she co-founded, including Seven Generations Natural Builders and Vertical Clay.

I grew up in Bolinas, down the road from Lloyd Kahn and Shelter Publications. My early years were surrounded by many of the wildly creative buildings that fill the pages of Shelter.

I started building with earth in 2002 with an internship at the Cob Cottage Company in Oregon, and have been creating structures with various modalities of earthen building and teaching workshops on these techniques ever since.

I fell in love with both the creative process of hand-sculpting shelters to live in, and as well as seeing people leave workshops with deep inspiration after gaining skills to build their own homes.

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