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

Latest News


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


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


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

Upcoming Classes & Events