What is Superadobe?


Superadobe is a natural building method developed by the late Nader Khalili. It uses local soil filled into sandbag tubes, and arranged in ways which makes the structure strong enough to withstand high magnitude earthquakes, and the slow eroding forces of nature equally. As Khalili liked to say: “There is a Sustainable Solution to Human Shelter, based on Timeless Materials (earth, water, air and fire) and Timeless Principles (arches, vaults and domes). Every man and woman should be able to build a shelter for his or her family with these universal elements, almost anywhere on the earth and other planets. These principles, interpreted into the simplest form of building technology have created emergency shelter which can become permanent houses, and which have passed strict tests and building codes. Since 1975 we have been dedicated to researching and developing this low-cost, self-help, eco-friendly technology which can resist disasters, and to offer it to humanity. The only missing link is to educate humans how to use these timeless techniques…”