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 ...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The U walls are done!!!!

We are finished the 10th round of tires! We had the Morrison family drop in for a few hours to see the house and they picked up a few shovels and hurried things along while we talked. Thanks for the help! I counted after and we (and many volunteers, thank you thank you thank you) have filled 762 tires! We have just under 200 to fill on the front wall next spring. They will be in a straight line and will be smaller car tires. Easy peasy!

Today we catch up on other chores: hay for the barn loft for the winter and we will finish preserving our apples. I still have to try Josh's chutney recipe and we are loving the apple juice so much we will make more!

Sunday takes us to Tom and Steph's cabin for turkey and Monday finds us adding a layer of rigid insulation to our thermal wrap in anticipation of backfilling on the 16th.

Next week is our anniversary (14 or 20 depending on whether we celebrate marriage of togetherness :) !!) so we are taking a few days off to go to the theatre, out to dinner, spend some time together without the kids (thanks Dad and Gail) and do what every couple does to celebrate 20 years together...go to an equipment auction! Chris is eying a snowplow blade and I'm curious what the small stock trailer will go for.

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