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 →
We have always planned to use DC LED lights and some DC appliances in the earthship.
I have been scratching my head a lot trying to figure out wire sizes for these branch circuits. The lower voltage in a DC circuit means higher currents have to be allowed for in these circuits and larger wires must … Read More →
It has been a few days since we finished our rough-in wiring, but I thought I would post about it before I forget the details.
As mentioned previously we spent some time after getting our electrical permit figuring out what type of wire would be required for the tire walls; the electrical inspector initially wanted us … Read More →
I have recently posted pictures to our FB page, The Darfield Earthship. Both Chris and I have been busy working in Kamloops and also on the house with James Hornett’s help. Very little time to sit down and do more than click buttons to upload photos. Chris has especially been wanting to post, but now … Read More →
After much discussion Chris and I have come up with a plan to get the house jump-started again.
As many know, we have been consulting in Kamloops for several months. I’ve been almost full-time and Chris 2-3 times a week. It’s been lucrative work. We didn’t NEED to earn this money to finish the house, but … Read More →
I have not posted about earthship construction since we installed the flashing along the south edge of the roof … we have been doing some work since then.
Our goal this spring (it has now officially been summer for a couple of weeks) was to finish some of the roofing details that we did not get … Read More →