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Construction Worker
Construction Worker
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About us

Gayle Scafe, the inventor of the concrete dome roof forming system we use, is retired now and lives on his island in Belize in a house he made of concrete and conch shells with his wife, Dona, after many years in earth sheltered, underground and masonry constuction building. Now as, their children, grandchildren and extended family, we carry on the traditions of building as many generations before us. We have long been a family of makers, planners, artists and designers. We love building your beautiful projects!


​What makes us different is we work hard to manifest YOUR ideas with attention to the details, so you get what you want. Our crews travel to your building site and give you the durable earthshelter and underground concrete structures that serve as the foundation for your dream projects. Whatever your style or preferences, we adapt our forming system to meet your needs.

Contact us to discuss the support you seek: buildearthshelter@gmail.com

Design + Build  Team

Our Services



We can offer concrete and othere types of supportive building systems and products to build earth sheltered and underground buildings and wine caves. Supported by our traveling building crews and design services you now can build what you want with minimal complexities and efficient costs.


Once we understand the scope of your projects we advise on your choices available. Our team members listen to your specific project requirements and guide you through the your considerations from site analysis before your land purchase to construction documentation, permitting and construction supervision.

  • Construction Crews with Concrete forming systems come to your building site and set up and pour the basic concrete shells for your Custom plans.

  • Architectural Design, varied scales, types, styles... from concept, sketch, & 3D models to plan sets...

  • Architectural Programming & Scheduling

  • Greener Interior, Exterior, & Landscape Design 

  • New Projects & Additions 

  • Project Concepts, Development, & Implementation

  • Sustainable Designs Standards

  • Minimal to Comprehensive Design Support



  • Constructibility Analyses 

  • Contract & Construction Plans & Permitting Documents

  • Cost estimating & Scheduling 

  • Construction  with Supervision 

  • Construction Inspection 

  • Project and Contractor Scheduling Administration and Coordination

  • Advise on local finishing sub-contractors as required

  • Advise on best materials & methods



  • Sustainability Plans fom a Home to Businesses, Schools & Wine Caves

  • Smart Growth 

  • Planning Studies 

  • Cost Estimates and Analysis Energy 

  • Zoning Ordinance Review

  • BUILDING SYSTEMS with Greener Standards

  • Site Planning and Engineering 

  • Structural Analysis & Design 

  • Heating- including high effiency passive solar...

  • Ventilation

  • Air Conditioning 

  • Interior/Exterior Lighting

  • Electrical Power Emergency 

  • Systems Plumbing/Sanitary 

  • Energy Audits/Conservation 

  • Systems Green Roofing 

We offer these services and when unknown we have many resources to help you find your solutions. We are commited to developing high quality green solutions, so do not hestitate to contact us and ask questions about you specific needs.

We can visit physically or virtually your proposed site. We know how to get high quality designs and standards delivered to your project that can include local services, labor, and materials for greener and often less expensive choices or advise on doing things yourself. Whether your taste is rustic or high finish we support your project in becoming your unique work of art. 

After meeting and discussing your project you choose freely whether our team is right for you. No hard sales pitch - one meeting typically clarifies if working together is a good fit.  You don’t have to be wealthy to afford us. Clients typically tell us the time and money they saved more than covered our fees.

This team creates many types of projects from smaller to spacious eco-conscious energy conserving homes, buinesses and housing developments. These spaces can be nestled in Nature, with passive solar orientation, alternative power sources, beautiful sustainable floors... From a spacious covered wrap-around porch or vine covered trellis to traditional, vernacular, or ultra modern style homes and even whole village complexes clustered around lush garden settings with nature views are some of the many choices you may consider when using our team.


This design and build team provides you with a level of service that is difficult to find in most firms. Because we have found integrating services is more efficient in time and money and increases the quality of  projects we offer construction and design services, products and project management that can coordinate the complex components of many types of projects. We know how to save you time and money.


Our professional team members can develop and coordinate the processes of construction, architecture, interior design, fabrication, BIM/CADD, permaculture gardens, community planning and eco transition projects on a variety of scales. Our experience, attention to detail and eye for quality design ensures good results that compliment’s and supports Your Vision.

Your Style Choice... A few ideas for your wine caves and earth sheltered and green roof projects : 

AZ Farm

Interior & Landscape Design services available - Modern to Traditional

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Space Planning


Furniture Specifications

Water Storage


Interior & Exterior Finishes

Plant Specifications

Fabrication Details

Door & WindowSources