Apply for Owner Builder Support

Adobe in Action owner builder support team in front of a completed adobe wall in Abiquiu, NM.

Adobe in Action owner builder support team in front of a completed adobe wall in Abiquiu, NM.

Adobe in Action supports owner builders with the planning and construction of their adobe homes and projects. We promote affordable (often mortgage-free) adobe home building and ownership through education and student-based field support.

Step 1: Decide if you qualify


To begin the process of applying for support for your project, ask yourself the following questions to make sure you qualify for assistance:

1. Are you an owner builder? (All potential project support recipients are required to obtain their own building permits.)

2. Have you taken an adobe class with us? (All owner builders we work with are required to take an online or live instruction class with us since that is the first level of owner builder support we offer. Register for a class today!)

3. Does your owner builder project align with Adobe in Action's design and construction principles?


Step 2: Know the kind of project support you need


Past project support has included (but is not limited to):

  • lot selection/purchasing advice
  • cost estimation for owner-builder projects
  • design & building plan consultation
  • code & permit assistance
  • construction site planning
  • student-supported adobe brick production
  • student-supported adobe wall construction
  • student-supported natural plastering
  • access to our tool lending library

Step 3: Use this form to apply for owner builder project support

Name *
Name
Anticipated project start date *
Anticipated project start date
Anticipated project completion date *
Anticipated project completion date