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During this fun 2-day workshop we teach you two different earth floor techniques from start to finish. Earthen floors can be installed over a variety of substrates, are cheap when DIY and are wonderful underfoot. There will be a strong focus on hands-on work, and you will leave with enough theory and recipes to be able to reproduce what you have learned.

  • Developing and testing mixes

  • Making Adobe Floor Tiles

  • Installing a 2-layered poured earth floor 

  • Laying Adobe Floor Tiles

  • Finishing and sealing the floor surface

  • Materials and Tools

  • Tips for professional detailing

  • Printed Handout 

Hi! We are Verena and Scott...

With over 200+ completed projects since 2002 and many years of teaching experience in NZ and abroad, Solid Earth Ltd is one of the most experienced natural building companies and the longest standing Adobe Brick manufacturer in Aotearoa NZ.

Our focus is on creating beautiful, healthy living spaces that have minimal environmental footprint. We take pride in our state-of-the-art workmanship, extensive research and innovation in the field, as well as our contribution towards the NZ Earth Building Standards.


2-day workshop

Days run 9am to 5pm with an hour lunch break (lunch provided)

onsite camping

You can pitch a tent for $15pn and use facilities on site

certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance for your skills maintenance records (LBP)

Please get in touch if you have questions

For registration with credit card payment, please use the online form above. We operate on a first in first served basis and will cap this workshop at 12 participants.

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