Building permit cleared!

Building permit cleared!

Posted by in Community, Construction, Earthship, Plans on 22. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 →

Earthship Construction Update; plaster & plumbing

Earthship Construction Update; plaster & plumbing

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Plans, Plumbing, Tires on 24. Sep, 2012 | 4 Comments

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 →

Gathering momentum

Gathering momentum

Posted by in Earthship, Plumbing on 14. Aug, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 →

Solar Hot Water … Don’t Make a Bomb!

Solar Hot Water … Don’t Make a Bomb!

Posted by in Earthship, Energy Solutions, Graywater, Plumbing, Wood gasification on 23. Jun, 2012 | 10 Comments

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 →

Greywater, Plumbing and Helpful Resources

Greywater, Plumbing and Helpful Resources

Posted by in Earthship, Graywater, Plumbing on 16. Jun, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 →

A Picture Video of Our Progress

Posted by in Construction, Earthship on 09. Aug, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 →

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