Natural Building: What Is Superadobe?

by Nicole Wines

Superadobe house with a non-domed roof at Plenitud PR in Las Marías, Puerto Rico

Superadobe house with a non-domed roof at Plenitud PR in Las Marías, Puerto Rico

I have been sharing a lot of posts, photos and videos from a number of natural building projects on the island of Puerto Rico and beyond. Many of these are superadobe and earthbag structures. This type of structure is being built on several sites on the island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Many residents and organizations saw that the prototypes created on the island years before the storm by organizations like Plenitud PR had withstood the hurricane with little to zero damage. In sharing the stories, photos and videos of our friends, collaborators and others implementing these natural building techniques as part of their sustainable and resilient recovery efforts, many are asking just what Superadobe and these other building techniques are. Here are a few resources to help you start to understand some of the history and applications of this particular natural building technique:

Superadobe Education and Building Projects in Puerto Rico

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