Summer progress …

Summer progress …

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, roof, sky lights on 12. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

Wow … the summer is progressing quickly!

We went kayaking at Clearwater Lake after the July 1st weekend. (That top picture is a view from one of the camp sites.)

The garden is thriving and we’ve had our first salads from it.  The kids’ market lambs are getting bigger.   We’ve added chicken eggs to the turkey … Read More →

Decking the roof..

Decking the roof..

Posted by in Earthship, roof on 28. Jun, 2010 | 4 Comments

The last few days have been spent in the alternating sun and cloud (yay, cloud!) putting on 2×6 decking.  We recovered the 2×6 from all the rejected logs and lumber laying around the yard. It was a bit of a labour of love and some of the pieces have been twisty.  We’ve been using clamps … Read More →

Poking Away: the roof, footings, electrical …

Poking Away: the roof, footings, electrical …

Posted by in Can walls, Construction, roof on 14. Jun, 2010 | 0 Comments

Wow … it has been two weeks since I last posted about construction.  Spring is flying by … we are now eating radishes out of the garden!

We have been busy on the house, but are not seeing the major advances of last month.  We are continuing to get ready to deck the roof and there … Read More →

Front Wall Framing

Front Wall Framing

Posted by in Earthship, Front Wall, roof on 29. May, 2010 | 2 Comments

We have had a busy couple of weeks!

Our internet connection has been up and down over the last week … so I have been unable to post and have been slow responding to messages. My apologies!  We have had storms and heavy winds, which always seem to affect our internet provider.

Over the may 24th long … Read More →

Almost half the rafters in place

Almost half the rafters in place

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, roof on 17. May, 2010 | 0 Comments

We have spent the last week prepping and placing rafters, and we are almost half way done!  We are getting better at placing the rafters (read not working as hard), but did I mention these suckers are heavy?

We have been making reasonably steady progress placing rafters, but the prep work is taking a lot of … Read More →

Raise High the Roofbeam, Earthship

Raise High the Roofbeam, Earthship

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, roof on 10. May, 2010 | 1 Comment

Good title for a book!   think I may be plagiarizing though …

Well, not beams exactly but rafters.  We placed the first three rafters over the weekend.  We are using 12″ round logs as our rafters.  The rafters are  spaced on 4′ centres and blocked up for a roof slope of 2.5″ over 4′.  This makes … Read More →

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