Ecovillage for the desert climate

Managed oasis ecosystem + classic adobe + Hi‑Tech

Perfect solution for ecotourism development, reclamation of depleated and wasted lands in steppe and desert climate.

We are looking for suitable plots for development or reconstruction!

The basic material of Symbiosei ecovillage is classic adobe, a mixture of clay, sand and straw or other local organic filler. Also modern composite materials where it is appropriate (for example, roofing pies). The vllage is completely self-sufficient in hot water, electricity and waste disposal.

Unique houses will keep you fresh in summer and warm in winter using minimal energy. The comfort and quality of life in an adobe ecohouse is not less than in a city apartment.

Managed Ecosystem technology ensures minimum labor costs when caring for the garden. Most part of the work, watering plants at first, is automated.

Modern adobe ecohouse

What is adobe and why is it a perfect material for a modern ecovillage?

Adobe consists only of natural ingredients: a mixture of clay, sand and plant filler in an optimal proportion for a current climate and location.

Adobe is humankind's oldest building material, with a thousand-year history and a zero carbon impact.

Adobe provides an almost ideal microclimate in the house because of its unique combination of high heat capacity and optimal thermal conductivity. Massive adobe constructions always have the same temperature, without hot walls or cold corners. This is the main advantage of adobe houses over stone ones.

Adobe is a cheap and democratic material. Building blocks can be made independently from scrap materials directly on the construction site.

An adobe house is more environmentally friendly than the most part of modern wooden houses. Almost all wooden houses built over the last 50 years are impregnated with numerous chemical compounds to protect against rot and fire. Glulam, the main material of a modern wooden houses, contains several kilograms of synthetic glue per cubic meter. Nothing of this is in a house made of adobe.

Adobe architecture, basic elements

Hi-Tech ecovillage made of adobe from Symbiose Intelligente, what it may look like

Why aren't all modern houses built from adobe?

The widespread increase in population has led to the fact that adobe, along with other environmentally friendly products, has become an item of elite consumption.

Due to its relatively low strength, adobe is not very well suited for the mass construction of multi-store social housing (however, in Yemen, a block of adobe skyscrapers was built more than 200 years ago — this is a unique object, and we will talk about it below).

Adobe exhibits its best qualities in one-level buildings, when the stability of the microclimate in the house is ensured by a large area of contact between the walls and the ground surface. Massive walls, the basis of the unique ecology of the adobe dwelling, occupy up to 50 percent of the house’s area. This makes it difficult to use adobe in mass development projects.

Information on topic

Adobe, the history of the topic

Adobe is one of humanity’s oldest technologies. For thousands of years, adobe houses were built in all climatic zones of the Earth. The composition of the material, construction practice and microclimate of the home have been brought to almost ideal. If properly cared for, an adobe home will last for thousands of years.