Our Mission

Headquartered in Saratoga, California and with offices in Bogota Colombia, CLAYHANDS promotes, teaches and demonstrates earth construction and green building techniques in small rural towns in South America beginning in the Andes Mountain region of Colombia.

CLAYHANDS projects offer hands-on group instruction in the various techniques of building with earth; adobe, guadua, pressed earth, cob construction and others.

The instruction provided by CLAYHANDS is free for each "cuadrilla" or cooperative group of builders that are formed to build and learn earth building skills at each CLAYHANDS project.

Duty is Joy!
— Rabindarath Tagore