Building An Earthship In Darfield, B.C.

We are a family of five living in Darfield, BC.
Our house is six hundred square feet in total and we are feeling cramped.

We have decided to build an earthship!

So starts the adventure ...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting the word out!

Several weeks ago I started digging for a contact at the Kamloops Energy Fair, being held this year on May 23 at McArthur Island Park.

After only a few calls I connected with Cheryl Kabloona, with the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association. We discussed the possiblity of Chris and me setting up a table at the Fair to share our plans for an Earthship. Because our aim is education only (we do not intend to profit from attending) she raised the possiblility of us paying the non-profit fee for participating.

The contact led to a request by the association for Chris and me to attend its chapter meeting on February 23rd at TRU University to speak about our project.

Because we find the more we talk about our plans, the more we learn, we cleared the evening with the kids' grandparents, and have committed to participating in the meeting.

We will bring along our house plans, in whatever state they happen to be in at the time, as well as any other material or photos to help explain Earthships.

The talk is open to any members of the public and will be quite informal. Here's the info!

BC Sustainable Energy Association, Kamloops chapter meeting
When: Monday February 23 at 7:00 pm
Where: Room TT 219 on the second floor of the Trades and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University. Parking at TRU is available at no charge in the evenings.
Title: Earthships for beginners: A DIY sustainable house project

We hope interested people in the Kamloops area will come and ask lots of questions. If anybody has any experience in any area of sustainable housing, please do come; we'd love to meet you!

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