Adobe Garden Wall: Pioneertown, CA
In November 2015 I worked on an adobe garden wall project in Pioneertown, California. This was a preliminary project to help Adobe is not Software promote their mission of "advancing adobe construction in California". Kip Powell made the unstabilized adobes directly on site. He used locally sourced soil and aggregate. We capped the wall with beautiful low-fired red bricks from Mexico. Building with adobe is complicated in California due to seismic concerns. We hope this project leads to further adobe structures in the Joshua Tree area in the near future. Add your name to the Adobe is not Software mailing list to get updates on upcoming projects and workshops.
Key education takeaways:
- sourcing clay soil in the Joshua Tree, CA area
- sourcing aggregate in the Joshua Tree, CA area
- on-site natural adobe brick production in CA
- gravel trench foundations for adobe garden walls
- cement-stabilized earthen mortar for fired cap bricks