Ademas is a natural building school located in the Alpujarra mountain range of Andalusia in southern Spain. We offer courses in natural building including structures such as earth ovens, geodesic domes, outdoor hot tubs, solar ovens, dry toilets and passive solar heating systems.


ademas, natural building course
ademas, natural building course
ademas, natural building course


I have been a teacher for many years and my passion for natural building has led me to study construction with earth, straw, lime and wood. I want to transmit that natural building is for everyone and the courses I teach are meant to inspire and open up the world of off-grid life in nature.


I am a stone mason and am also very interested in living close to nature and building natural structures. My experience includes restoring heritage sites such as churches I also have a passion for building geodesic domes.


My name is Camille and I take care of the administration and communication of the school. In terms of natural building my passion lies with the decoration of structures with mosaic and paint. My professional background is in humanitarian work for NGOs.


We want to promote a life closer to nature and our aim is to empower everyone with an interest in off grid living to be able to build their own buildings ranging from an outdoor compost toilet to a structure fit for living such as a dome or a yurt.


Our courses are mainly practical, the aim being that a participant can walk away from the workshop and be able to build whatever they have learned at home. We aim to keep costs low and use of tools to a minimum in order to make construction as accessiible as possible. We want to transmit that natural building is something that everyone can do without needing years of training or expertise. For us it’s all about learning, making mistakes and improving along the way. We hope to help you get a start in the world of natural building and off grid living.