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To immerse

Listen to yourSelf

 Enjoy this amazing land

To Connect, Create & Heal


New Mexico Women's GuestHouse, Retreat & Healing Center (link)

Woman-Built Adobe House

Workshop Goals

Each woman returns home empowered and with 

*  A feeling of Big 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 

*  A basic understanding & skills to actually start and to probelm solve during construction 

*  A sense of the delight and satisfaction of building and the desire to continue Creating and Healing 

*  Expanded skills for building / working coopeeratively with other women 

*  Resources for further information and skill development

*  Expanded personal development, new friends, a greater sense of


* And, in general, feeling refreshed, apprecited, inspired and energized


 We Do Hope You Can Join Us

     Over the last 30 years, by myself and with others, I have designed and built well over a dozen houses and other buildings for women in five states.  These structures range from our four beautiful passive solar adobe houses at Outland to cordwood to frame to post & beam to a pair of amazing  3-living-spaces-in-each-building houses. 

        Like so many things in a patriarchal society, Construction is usually done the way men do it, in ways appropriate for them but not for us as women. Construction is often mystified.  

        These Workshops are an opportunity to build in the ways more fitting to we women-- cooperatively, using leverage and smaller pieces instead of brute strength, playing as we craft our structure to meet our personality and needs. 

        Every one of us can build if we, most importantly, just have the self-confidence, and then the opportunity, and finally a few basic concepts, tools and skills. We can build small beautiful homes with limited resources, with little help, with basic tools and skills, and with whatever physical "limitations" we might have. 


  I built my first house with a cheap circular saw, jig saw and drill. All I had ever built before was a bookshelf and I had no tool or building experience. I built because I needed a home-- true story. 


    I have learned by observing, asking questions, researching and mostly by just pulling together my courage and doing it. Yet, I can design, plan, organize and build, as well as do plumbing and electric-- and do it all rather well.  Every one of us can do the same. 

 It is my intent to pass on some of the confidence I have gained as well as some of the hints, tricks, skills and general knowledge that I have picked up over these four decades. 

    It is my intent that each woman goes home from this Workshop with an excitement, anticipation and confidence about herself and about building.

    I want us to leave the Workshop Experience feeling bigger in ourSelves and in our abilities. I want us to go home feeling less alone and less fearful, more prepared for any eventuality. I want us to go home more Connected to ourSelves with more sense of our Role in this Life. I want us to return home feeling our Wholeness and with the creativity that flows when we feel our Bigness, Authenticity and Connecion. 

I Invite You  

To join us on this amazing Land 

To expand  your skills & confidence,

To participate in activities that bring out 

your biggest most authentic Self,

To experience an invigorating combination of

Learning, Respite, Inspiration, Connection & Healing.


      I believe that we are each intrinsically Whole. 

     Our Healing comes from inside as we realign with our Wholeness.  From and with Spirit, if you will. 

     I believe that we live in a fear-based culture.  When we fear we cannot Love or Connect or Create or Expand.  Our fears remove us from our awareness of our intrinsic Wholeness, make us small, a removal and contraction at the root of dis-ease.   

     We have internalized fears on countless levels.  Our fears learned in a society that too often dislikes or diminishes us as women.  Fears of not being enough or not being right in a society that too often points out our perceived failings.  Our fears of scarcity, there not being enough for everyone, learned in a culture that emphasizes competition and that defines who has access to what. Fears that if people know who we really are, they will not like us. 

     We live afraid of what might happen, what danger lies waiting for us, what disease will strike.  We fear we might fail. 

     When we fear, we cannot love, cannot expand, cannot connect. When we fear, we get smaller. Contracting, we remove ourselves from our innate Connection with ourSelves, the Earth and each other. 


     Healing is realigning ourSelves with our intrinsic Wholeness. 

     A primary goal here at Outland is to provide an environment and activities to help draw every one of us into our Wholeness.  Let's get BIG!  

     Our intent is that you leave here more Connected to the Earth, others and to yourSelf-- with a deeper understanding / Knowing of what you are in this life to do.   With a more immediate recognition of the difference that you can and indeed DO make in this world. 

      In order to build or do anything else fully and well, it is essential that we feel as close to our 'best' as possible, that we feel big, open, well, energized,  confident and Whole. 

     Our priority in this Workshop, as in every Woman, Earth & Spirit event, is an experience that motivates and expands us all on every level-- skills, personal development, creativity, friendship, Healing, and spiritually.  


     One of the special offerings at the New Mexico Women's GuestHouse, Retreat & Healing Center is the opportunity to focus on Healing on an amazing Land that in Herself draws us into Harmony, in an environment that encourages us into Wholeness. Therein lies true Healing. 

     At the same time there is support to address specific dis-ease as you focus on Self-Healing.

    Sometimes it is helpful or even essential to have help. Here there is opportunity for Assisted-Healing working with the wondrous Healers in a spectrum of modalities who may be here at any time. 


Healing is about Wholeness

physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. 

Healing is being able to accept love fully, to love wholly. 

     We encourage you to use this Workshop opportunity

 to move more into yourSelf, into Wellness, into Wholeness.


Enjoy ~ Activities 

     We want this to be a full-spectrum experience to expand skills, encourage personal growth, improve cooperative tools, inspire creativity, and promote health and wholeness.

     Walk or sit with the land and creatures www.NMWomensRetreat.com

     Soak in the hottub.

     Browse the incredible library of 1000s of books by women. 

     Listen to your Inner Voice and let your wisdom and creativity flow. 

     Build new friendships. 

     Focus on your Healing.

Come, Be Your Whole Self 


Celebrate & Love YourSelf 




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