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 →
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 →
With the roof mostly done, we have started thinking about finishing the greenhouse wall.
The tire work, bond beam, and basic framing for this wall is already done. So at the beginning of the week we started to size and order the 1″ insulated, double pane glass units. We identified two companies in Kamloops that supply … Read More →
We’ve been robbed!
After months of collecting pop cans we had BAGS of cans squirreled away in our storage shed. When I popped my head in the shed yesterday to admire our collection I realized most of the cans were gone and there were just a few lonely bags left …
The culprit was not very … Read More →
Construction of the front wall is proceeding quickly … we are now on our third (and hopefully final) row of tires! We have packed 75 out of a total of about 100 tires for this wall. Over the weekend the kids helped, and we moved along quickly! Everybody is tired, and I think the kids … Read More →
I spent the morning figuring out what needed to go out through the front wall of our building; pipes for the sewage system (required by the building code) and overflow pipes for the planters. We have also elected to put water and electrical lines through the front wall so that down the road … Read More →