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 It is out of date in terms of our current progress, but shows lots of details.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 →
This last week has been challenging; we have been laying out the grey water planters and the bathroom walls along the south face of the earthship.
The challenge has been laying out the planters and walls while making sure we still have space for kitchen counters, walkways between the rooms and everything that has got to … Read More →