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 →
On Friday we finished the last of the pop can/concrete work on the west wall.
These walls are approximately 15″ thick; a double layer of rigid insulation (R24 total) sandwiched between an exterior and interior concrete/pop can wall. The concrete/pop can walls are simply concrete walls honeycombed with pop cans. The cans serve to reduce the … Read More →
With the roof mostly done, we have started thinking about finishing the greenhouse wall.
The tire work, bond beam, and basic framing for this wall is already done. So at the beginning of the week we started to size and order the 1″ insulated, double pane glass units. We identified two companies in Kamloops that supply … Read More →
Over the last few days I’ve been trying to set up things to buy cans from a young man we know, Rowan Johnson. Rowan is eight years old and he (with help from his parents) has set up a job for himself. With permission from the Little Fort Husky, Rowan has set out 5-6 recycling … Read More →
Getting the roofing material on site lit a fire under us; yesterday we placed the 30# roofing felt on top of the 2×6 decking, and we started placing rigid insulation. Tom and Stephanie stopped by yesterday and they helped us place the felt …. thanks guys! After they left Sandra and I … Read More →
After my interview with CBC bright and early this morning, the kids and I attached the trailer and headed for the Kamloopa Powwow grounds to score the, hopefully, remaining 7,000 cans we needed to finish our house.
Here we are:
But you have to get up a lot earlier and stay out a lot later to beat … Read More →