Although we didn’t get much time to celebrate, Chris and I and the kids managed to complete outstanding permit jobs to close the permit about 10 days before our workshop started. As we were gathering mulch, topsoil, and manure, we were putting in relentless days building, shoveling, plastering and generally ticking off the last 13 … Read More →
This post is an attempt to catch up with the technical details of our earthship construction activities of this summer … so bear with me as I will be touching on a number of different areas …
I wrote this post about a month ago but just got around to adding pictures and drawings today … … Read More →
You bet we are! We’ve made some fabulous progress on the earthship. If you have liked our FB page, The Darfield Earthship, you will have seen our latest pictures and updates. Base plaster coat is now on the tires and a five-day work party helped to accomplish this. We submitted and had our plumbing plan approved … Read More →
I’ve done a lot of reading lately as I layout the plumbing for our home.
The funniest statement I read became the title of this post … let’s try not to kill ourselves while building our dream home!
Before I dive into the solar heated water I want to back up a bit … what I have … Read More →
I’ve been designing the plumbing and grey water for our earthship over the last week … so I have been doing a lot of reading.
A few things have caught my attention during this process.
First, more recently written books in this space (green building, grey water design) are much more detailed than a couple of years … Read More →
Video of Construction Progress
We put together a video of our building progress sometime last year for a sustainability conference that we attended.
I came across it this evening while cleaning up our camera card. It is out of date in terms of our current progress, but shows lots of details.
Maybe we will try and update it … Read More →