Tucson Indigenous Adobe Initiative

    Building the economic, ecological, and social resilience of the Chuk’son area and Barrio Indigenous communities through collaborative sustainable building, rainwater harvesting, and greywater systems training, renovation, construction, and the creation of a local sharing economy.
    We are bringing together an Indigenous-based intercultural community to celebrate our shared history of Earth-based building and livelihood, re-connect with each other the life forces that sustain us, and rebuild resilience through aligning our ancestral traditions and values with our contemporary practices.
    We believe that by re-integrating cultural meaning and environmentally responsive and regenerative design into our homes, we are placing ourselves again in right relationship to our communities, cultures, and landscape. Living in homes constructed in this way is a continuous reminder to us and our future generations of the living relationship we keep with our communities and land as Native peoples to this Earth.
    We offer ongoing trainings and workshops in Adobe and Natural Construction methods, Rainwater harvesting, Graywater system design and installation, and Composting toilets!  We are also incubating the NativeEarth Building Company, a Native Owned and operated Natural Construction Company!

Cooperative Work Program

    In order to make adobe home repair and water systems affordable for all, we offer a Cooperative Work option!  Sign up to volunteer, supporting the repairs and systems of your neighbors, and we will gather a volunteer crew, guided by professionals, to support your repairs and work!

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