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Adobe is a sustainable, biodegradable,
non-toxic, locally available, basically free building material that you can learn to use at CASA.

Based in Taos, New Mexico, our workshops draw from centuries of local tradition and decades of professional experience to deliver adobe building techniques proven in the field by Master Enjarradora Anita Rodriguez and her trusted team.

Image: Daniel Sonis

Learn from the experts

The CASA team is comprised of seasoned, dedicated experts, hand picked by Anita Rodriguez to deliver the highest standards of training and  proven techniques.

Learn the authentic tradition

Taos has been an epicenter for Earth building technologies for as long as one thousand years. This prolonged amount of time, and our culturally complex history, has allowed for the blending of Indigenous and Hispanic building styles to create the unique architecture of Northern New Mexico.

A traditional out foor horno oven in front of a Taos PUeblu home

Taos Pueblo. Estimated built around 1300

Elisa.rolle, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The inside of the Trampas Church

San José de Gracia, Las Trampas NM, built in 1760

Carol M. Highsmith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

A picture of the majestic Ranchs Curuch in Taos New Mexico

Ranchos Church. Built between 1772 and 1816

Archinia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The adobe exterior of the Martinez Hacienda

Martinez Hacienda, Taos. Built in 1804.

Archinia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/

licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

A very special thank you to our founding funder, the LOR Foundation.

 

Through their mission of "Listening first, LOR works with rural communities in the Mountain West to enhance livability and prosperity while preserving the character that makes each community unique," the LOR Foundation has helped countless community members. LOR has funded the creation of the instructional videos listed below.

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Instructional Videos

Coming Soon

Funded by the LOR Foundation.

Image: Daniel Sonis

Image: Daniel Sonis

Be part of the solution.
Learn to build with adobe.

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