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 →

Moving forward

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Electrical, Graywater, Plumbing on 06. Jul, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

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 →

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