Front Flashing For the Earthship Roof

Front Flashing For the Earthship Roof

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Plans, roof on 04. Jun, 2011 | 0 Comments

We FINALLY got around to installing flashing along the south edge of the roof.

I’ve been worrying about the roof membrane coming off in a heavy wind storm for almost a year … since we installed it last summer.  The trim anchors the membrane along its south edge and does not permit the wind to ‘get … Read More →

Spring, The Earthship and the Fossil-Free Garden

Spring, The Earthship and the Fossil-Free Garden

Posted by in Earthship, Gardening, roof on 28. May, 2011 | 0 Comments

It seems like only yesterday we were finishing the rocket stove in January … and now it is almost June!

As you might have guessed from the above picture we were in Vancouver for four days a week ago.  We visited the aquarium and managed to go cycling around Stanley Park.  Thank you Tom and Stephanie … Read More →

Working on the house again…

Posted by in Construction, Family, Front Wall on 19. Apr, 2011 | 3 Comments

The flashing for the front part of our roof (and about 10 feet along each side) has been ordered.  Through winter and early spring the rubber roofing has flapped around a bit and ripping was becoming a concern.  We had to design our own flashing, since our roof is not standard.  Chris also ordered the … Read More →

Permits for our Earthship

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, mailbag on 08. Apr, 2011 | 5 Comments

On a fairly regular basis we are asked something along the lines of …

My husband and I are in love with Earthships…both of us for different reasons.  His being the money and mine being the environment.  That being said we were wondering how hard and how long you waited for permits to … Read More →

Pulled Our Deep Well Submersible Pump

Pulled Our Deep Well Submersible Pump

Posted by in Earthship, Plumbing on 31. Mar, 2011 | 0 Comments

Towards the end of February we headed to Sun Peaks for 3 days of cross country and one day of down hill skiing.  Everybody was quite excited and the day before found us running all over; getting packed, preparing the animals for temporary caretakers and winterizing the buildings for four days with … Read More →

Why I’ll Never Buy Another Gould’s BF30 Pump Controller or …

Why I’ll Never Buy Another Gould’s BF30 Pump Controller or …

Posted by in Plumbing on 28. Mar, 2011 | 9 Comments

I thought of calling this post The Diminishing Returns of Increased Complexity but it sounded a little dry and impersonal …

Over the last decade I have become fairly knowledgeable about our water supply; where our water comes from, and how it gets to us.  This hard won knowledge has been gained trying to provide a … Read More →

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