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New Mexico Women's GuestHouse,

Retreat & Healing Center


We Welcome You to Our

2008 Outlandish Adobe Series


(Note: I am still building this site so much more this next week)

  ~  Click links in Sidebar for more specific information. ~


JaeHaggard@gmail.com       505-421-2533



       Come on in and browse an incredible spectrum of Outlandish Spring and Summer possibilities.  What great fun and how expanding it all is on every level. We offer 21, count them oh wow, weeks of Workshops starting April 4. Go to 21-Week Overview with Descriptions  or List of Workshops, Dates & Topics .

        Plus, each week includes a Weekend Workshop Exploration, total now 42 Workshops. Then, some weeks  include Special Topics. So, within a Workshop Week look for the Week '#A' for the Weekend Exploration topic. B or C, etc are the Special Sessions.

    Women, we do have wondrous choices, Smile. 

    We sure hope you can join us.  There are activities for a spectrum of interests and skill levels. We offer sliding scales to be more accessible to women with limited resources and so you can help make it possible for others to attend if you have more abundance. Prices

    I am simply thrilled with the wondrous women coming to Facilitate, the breadth of topics, the number of women coming to stay for weeks to make these Workshops possible & with your presense here. List of Facilitators

     So, women, jump on in and here we go.... YES!


Gift yourSelf a plentitude of time

To immerse,

Listen to yourSelf

 Enjoy this amazing land

To Connect, Create & Heal


Workshop Goals

Each woman returns home empowered and with

  • A Feeling ofBig Self and with the Self-confidence to plan & build our own simple structures or homes. With the Confidence in Self to Listen to and trust our Intuition.  
  • Basic understanding & skills to actually start & to problem solve during construction
  • A sense of the delight & satisfaction of building
  • Expanded skills for building / working cooperatively with other women
  • Resources for further information & skill development
  • Expanded personal development, new friends, a greater sense of Wholeness
  • And, in general, feeling refreshed, appreciated, inspired & energized


Jae ~ I invite You to Join Us


2008 Outlandish Adobe Building

Workshop Series & More

 Outland, New Mexico     April 4-August 31, 2008





                            'Mi Casa' ~  Woman-Built Adobe GuestHouse                            Jae Haggard


3 Kinds of Workshop Experience




A.  Our ongoing one-week Friday-Friday 7-night/8-day Outlandish Adobe House Building Weeks. As part of the entire weekly experience there is also a different Weekend Workshop focus each week-- we welcome you to attend whichever Workshops tantalize you.  Check in and out on Fridays.


  Sliding scale for the 7-night stay, 5-day Outlandish Adobe-Building Workshop &  the 2-day Weekend Workshop Exploration is $220-$590.  $220/wk deposit for Adobe Buioding Week or for Week Intensive or talk with Jae if that is difficult for you.


  B.  Our One-Week Friday-Friday 7-night/8-day Workshop Intensives on Frame Cabin Construction, Land & Building Repair/Maintenance, Sustainable Living, Healing/Wellness, Creativity, Adobe Plaster. Check in and out on Fridays.

  Sliding scale for your 7-night stay and 5 days of Workshop experiences is $220-$590.


  C.  Our weekly 2-night/3-day Weekend Workshop Explorations on a range of Construction, Creativity, and Healing/ Wholeness themes. Check in Friday and check out Sunday with Workshop Exploration Saturday-Sunday.


  If coming just for the Weekend, sliding scale for weekend stay and Workshop is $120-$290. One Weekend Exploration included in weekly rate. $120 deposit if you are coming only for the weekend.


Please note that there are suggested sliding scales throughout this brochure.

Sliding scale always includes more if you can, please, or whatever you can afford.

Talk with Jae to make arrangements.  We have limited resources & space so please donate generously.



A.         Adobe Building Weeks

Weeks 5-6, 8-11, 13, 15-17, 20

 Workshops run weekly beginning each Friday & ending the following Friday.

That’s 7 incredible nights & 8 full-spectrum days in each Week beginning April 4.

Links to more info in Sidebar and 'view all pages' link below.


 Oh what incredible fun—come and build cabins with a wondrous group of other women. Put your hands to the wood and clay and learn by doing.  If you cannot come for the entire week, we invite you to attend our wondrous range of Workshop Weekend Explorations.

 Adobe Building Workshops and some Weekend Workshops are facilitated by Jae Haggard who has built houses or other buildings for women in a range of designs in several states since 1974.  Several talented women are facilitating the various Weekend Workshop Explorations on Healing, Creativity or Construction.  Deliciously full weeks

 Included in each Outlandish Adobe week is a review of a range of basic construction principles, safety and tool use to make sure you understand the scope no matter when you attend.   YOU CAN Build a House!

 We figure about 4 hours of a spectrum of hands-on construction experience & instruction 4 days per week.  That leaves lots of opportunity for other activities, connecting and the Weekend Workshops.  We plan to build at least 3 adobe cabins in staggered stages of construction so we all can experience most construction phases during whichever weeks we attend.   Learn by Doing

 Naturally, the basic rhythm of each day includes great meals, relaxation, hot tubs, hikes, singing, games, conversation & more.   A Wonderful Spectrum of Activities & Alone Time

To expand your week, each weekend we offer a different  Weekend Workshop Exploration theme. You can choose you Workshop Week according to what Weekend Explorations tickle you most. 

 Or, you are also invited to come just Friday to Sunday to enjoy the Weekend Exploration, great food, fun activities & wonderful women.


 We consider this full-spectrum blend key to the ideal Workshop experience.

 Connection, Personal Growth, Creativity, Wholeness/Healing



B.  One-Week Workshop Intensives

Weeks 1-5, 7, 12, 14, 16, 18-21  

All one-week Workshops begin with supper & opening circle Friday eve & end with chekcout the following Friday morn.


Focus Topics:  Wood Cabin, House Repair, Sustainable Living,

Wholeness / Healing, Clay Floor & Plaster, Projects, Cob, Creativity 



C.  Weekend Workshop Explorations

Every Weekend May through August


We offer a marvelous variety of Workshops to further expand ourselves and to really round out your Outlandish Adobe Building Week experience.

 Weekend includes Friday check-in, Saturday-Sunday Workshop, stay with wonderful meals, access to land, facilities & activities.

 We offer 3 or 4 Construction Principles Weekend Workshop Explorations where we focus in more depth on how-to-design-and-build.  We also offer regular Weekend Workshops on particular Phases of Construction Weekend Workshop Experiences.

 Creativity or Wholeness/ Healing is the focus for most of our other Workshop Weekend Experiences. For added dimensions other Weekend Fun Explorations are on topics like Permaculute Your Garden or Exploring Southwest Archaeology.

 Your 7-night stay begins with Friday check in and your Saturday-Sunday Workshop Experience with a different theme each weekend.

 Or, you may choose to come just for any Weekend Explorations-- opening Circle Friday eve and closing circle Sunday. Workshop Sessions generally run 3-5 hours each on Saturday and Sunday.






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