Adobe in Action is a New Mexico-based 501c3 non-profit organization. We support owner builders with the planning and construction of their adobe homes. We promote adobe home building and ownership through education and student-based field support.

Our work:

  • PROMOTES ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE - through affordable adobe home construction

  • BUILDS NETWORKS - through student-supported "barn raising" activities which directly benefit owner builders and their local communities

  • PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP - regarding the economic, cultural, and environmental benefits of adobe home building and ownership

We provide:

  • EDUCATION - online & field classes + a bi-annual earthbuilding conference

  • OWNER BUILDER SUPPORT - design & building plan consultation, code & permit assistance, tool lending library

  • FIELD WORK COORDINATION - supporting owner builders with adobe brickmaking, wall construction and natural plastering



Board members Kirk Higbee and Quentin Wilson recently spoke adobe for PH&G magazine

July 2018


Listen to our new Mud Talks podcast series with board president Quentin Wilson.

February 2018


Follow our current Owner Builder Support project in Silver City, New Mexico.

January 2018

Upcoming Classes & Events