Bio/Contact Info

Joe is the owner/operator of AdobeBuilder International and has been working with all aspects of adobe construction since the mid-70’s.  AdobeBuilder has three main products and services: 1)  Southwest Solar Adobe School – Three-day classes geared toward the owner/builder and the tradesperson;  2)  Earthbuilder Encyclopedia – a CD ROM e-book (300 pages printed) that serves as an up to date reference for the world of earthen construction;  3)   Adobebuilder magazine – A large format publication loaded with photos, line drawings and articles.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Joe at

Joe is also an accomplished watercolorist and studied Fine Art in classes at the Cocoran Gallery of Arts in Washington, D.C. and at the University of New Mexico.  His paintings are done outside on full-sheet watercolor papers in an impressionistic to realistic style.  For more information about Joe’s artwork, please visit his companion blog Acuaralista.

To see samples of his watercolors, visit his Flickr album.