Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Om Sweet Dome

This dome was built by Angel and his family in Tepoztland, Mexico with the assistance of Guiding Star Creations. It is the perfect size for a music studio, healing dome, or guest dome. The dome has a 13 ft (4m) interior diameter and features a loft space, custom glass door, windows, and skylight designed by Angel. The floor is a stained concrete slab and the material in side the bags is a mixture of earth, volcanic rock (tosontle), and 10% cement. The exterior is finished with a water proof paint and the interior is an earth paint finish. Angel teaches workshops in Mexico and he will be teaching in India the beginning of next year. Guiding Star Creations is look at the possibility of collaborating with Angel in India around April 2011. For more information in Spanish check out his blog at blog at

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Earthen Floor Training

Guiding Star Creations attended an earthen floor training put on by Sukita with Claylin Floors. The ease and beauty of working with non-toxic materials created many smiles during the workshop. Earthen floors are such a flexible material that can be applied on grade for new buildings, on a cement slab, or on a sub-floor. Being able to install radiant heating coils and utilize passive solar heating make earthen floors an great choice for non-toxic and energy efficient living. Earthen floors are up to 90% less energy intensive than standard concrete floors. There are also many health benefits of having an earthen floor and being in direct contact with the earth through your feet. Many thanks to Sukita, the other workshop participants, and the workshop hosts. For more information on Claylin, earthen floor training, or to contact Sukita visit