Where Did All the Pop Cans Go?

Where Did All the Pop Cans Go?

Posted by in Bond beam, Can walls, Construction, Earthship, Front Wall, Graywater, Tires on 22. Apr, 2010 | 1 Comment

We’ve been robbed!

After months of collecting pop cans we had BAGS of cans squirreled away in our storage shed.  When I popped my head in the shed yesterday to admire our collection I realized most of the cans were gone and there were just a few lonely bags left …

The culprit was not very … Read More →

Pop can walls and more fiber harvesting…

Pop can walls and more fiber harvesting…

Posted by in Bond beam, Can walls, Construction, Earthship, Front Wall, Sheep on 18. Apr, 2010 | 2 Comments

Today we started laying pop cans for the second side of the bond beam form.  Last night we screened gravel and ran a string line.  This morning at 8:00 am we started and it went very fast! 

At 10:30 the sheep shearer (Phillip) showed up to shear or yearling ewes, Ginny, Zoom, Twirl-A-Girl and Whiskers.  Philip … Read More →

Almost one year later…pop can walls!

Almost one year later…pop can walls!

Posted by in Bond beam, Can walls, Earthship, Front Wall on 16. Apr, 2010 | 0 Comments

We started our first pop can wall today.  We decided to make the bond beam form on the front wall out of pop cans, a traditional method according to Michael Reynolds.

We opted for cans because the front wall will be most susceptible to moisture, both from the dirt that will be backfilled to this wall, … Read More →

Brown bottles for pop cans

Posted by in Can walls, Earthship, Front Wall on 11. Apr, 2010 | 1 Comment

We are now about half way done the front tire wall.  It seems to go faster in a straight line, and working close to the ground helps a lot.  We have decided to do the bond beam in pop cans, rather than wood.  At this point in the building, there will be dirt and moisture … Read More →

Filling tires for the front wall of the earthship

Filling tires for the front wall of the earthship

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Front Wall, Tires on 09. Apr, 2010 | 0 Comments

I spent the morning figuring out what needed to go out through the front wall of our building; pipes for the sewage system (required by the building code) and overflow pipes for the planters.  We have also elected to put water and electrical lines through the front wall so that down the road … Read More →

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