13 Comments to “We are new Earthship Dwellers…”

  1. Jakub Safar

    Dec 25th, 2012

    What an incredible journey and amount of courage shown by you Sandra, Chris and rest of your team! I wish you all good luck, strong health and love – be it inside your earthship or anywhere else.

  2. Sandra Geldart

    Dec 26th, 2012

    Fantastic! I loved the pictures and would trade your kitchen for mine in a hot minute. It is clear how much love and effort you and your family have put into your new home. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

  3. Ed

    Dec 27th, 2012

    “And the whole world watches” as we proceede on toward our dream. Were you aware that the code states that a new home must beconnected to all vital services such as water, sewer/septic, and hydro”, well it doesn’t, the way it reads, between the lines,is that all new homes must have these services available. In other words you must have them put in place for the next owner but it does not say you must connect. Interesting when I heard that from our chief building inspector Doug McPherson in Comox Valley Regional District. A bit of good news for the upcoming builders. I am finding that more and more authoritative figures are willing to help us than to hinder us because they want to learn and the only way they can do that is from us. That is the reason why we have overcome so many hurdles and can now build freely within the city limits. Would love to see your new home. Blessings, Ed

  4. Chris

    Dec 28th, 2012

    A lot of this comes down to interpretation of the code.
    From what I have seen building authorities interpret these code requirements differently; our building department wants these systems connected for our final permit (a toilet that flushes for example). I have also heard of jurisdictions that only want the infrastructure in place or identified to satisfy these requirements.

  5. Dan van Wylich

    Dec 28th, 2012

    Merry Christmas and congratulations on being in your new house. I was not aware of anybody in Canterbury having built an earthship. That is awesome :) Would it be possible to visit you at some stage when you have settled in? We live in the eastern suburbs in an earthquake damaged house. My wife and I are very keen on building an earthship in the next couple of years.
    Thank you for sharing your journey on this beautiful website. Dan

  6. Sandra

    Dec 30th, 2012

    Hi Dan, thank you for the congratulations. We are pretty excited. However, we live in Darfield, British Columbia, Canada. If you are planning a trip here we would love to see you! ;)

  7. Sandra

    Dec 30th, 2012

    I agree with Chris, whether the building jurisdiction makes you actually connect to the services is a matter of interpretation. What BC really needs is a situation similiar to Ontario where they allow you to prove the land is suitable for these services, but not make you go to teh expense of putting them in. For example, the Potters were required to do a perc test and set aside the land for septic (with a covenant as to the placement) but they were NOT required to install the septic system. What a big step forward that would be!!

  8. Mike

    Feb 1st, 2013

    Beautiful story and web site. Thanks for chronicling your build AND ideas! I am looking fwd to our Earthship journey beginning this summer. If you’re ever in Northern CA look us up! Cheers

  9. pat and jason

    Jun 29th, 2013


    I am currently planning to buy a lot in Powell River to build my earthship on. I would welcome any suggestions you can give me on picking the appropriate spot.

    Many thanks.


  10. Grant Johnson

    Dec 1st, 2013

    You guys are amazing! Just found this site. You have inspired me and my family to move toward your direction!! Thanks for sharing. You are doing such a wonderful thing

  11. Ashley

    Dec 6th, 2013

    Hi I am from Ontario and I want to eventually live in an Earthship. I am so inspired by what you are doing with your home.

    If I may be so bold to ask to visit your home while I am vacationing in Northern California (I arrive Dec.11/13? I am a nurse, artisit, humanitarian and vagabond.

    I would love to hear from you via email or I have Skype or my phone is (519) 282-9635

    Thank you, A

  12. Sandra

    Dec 6th, 2013

    Thank you for your comments. I’m not sure if you realize that we live in south central BC…it’s a bit of a distance to come if you are visiting Northern California. Even if you could make it, we’re not doing tours/visits until the spring in deference to our kids’ wish for some privacy. Did you know there are way more earthships in Ontario? If you join Canadian Earthships FB page and ask there, you will get many responses. Otherwise if you are in our area in the spring we may be able to accommodate a visit.

  13. Shafieka

    Mar 10th, 2014

    I am really intrigued by the stamina and courage you have to do this. I wish I am able to do something like and contribute to a sustainable and clean energy lifestyle. I would love see pictures when you guys have completed it all. Good luck, your family and you are amazing.

    Thanks for your inspiration

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