Installed first skylight

Installed first skylight

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, roof, sky lights on 04. Jul, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

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 →

The Roof Is Bermed!

The Roof Is Bermed!

Posted by in berm, Construction, Earthship, roof, sky lights on 24. Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

Alvin came back today and bermed for the final time around the back of the building!  This event feels like a real milestone as we will FINALLY move off of the roof and start working on the front wall in earnest …

This berm comes up over the back of the roof and actually covers a … Read More →

The Roof, the Whole Roof, and Nothing but the Roof …

The Roof, the Whole Roof, and Nothing but the Roof …

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Insulation, roof, sky lights on 22. Aug, 2010 | 5 Comments

Finishing the roof has seemed like an exhausting and never-ending experience … the good news is that it is raining tonight (very good because BC is tinder dry), and the inside of the building is still dry!  We will see in the morning if we have any leaks.

Two weeks ago we started the process of … Read More →

Facebook page

Posted by in Community, Construction, Earthship, roof on 18. Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

We have a Facebook page, called The Darfield Earthship.  There will be quick updates there, but we still plan on blogging here.  Just finished the bulk of the work on the roof with friend Mike S., and will post soon in detail.  Next, we move on to more sandblasting of beams and getting the windows … Read More →

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