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 ...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Weary Travelers...

Just returned late last night from our eco adventure on Vancouver was it ever wet!

Katie picked up a few bugs on the trip and is down for the count today. I just heard from a fellow freecycler that the story we were interviewed for by the Kamloops Daily News, appeared today!

I'm assuming our blog address appeared in the story so Chris and I need to get a record of our trip here before too long...


1) Staying overnight in a cob house at O.U.R. Ecovillage near Duncan
2)Conducting a self-tour of the B.C. Legislature!
3)Learning how to build a backyard garden using tilapia! Chris has grand plans to make his aquaponic system a closed loop using our worms as feed for the fish. Thank you Ann McCarthy of Vancouver Island University for showing us the system!
4)Getting a peek at Ann's six foot sturgeon on the way out of the University! Made the kids' eyes very big!
5) Visiting with the Robinson's to talk about farming, sustainable houses, frugal living, home schooling, computers, canning, and learning that Bob the Builder built an Earthship! How crazy is that??? I will post a link when I can track one down. We watched it and it was pretty cool!
6) Visiting Gord and Ann Baird's cob house near Victoria. They are going for net zero and it is a lovely, cozy home in the Highlands area of Victoria. I'll post a link later.
7) Visiting with Lucille, my mom's childhood friend. We haven't seen her since the kids were toddlers.
8) Seeing the Wylie's Earthship near Nanaimo. It was the first completed earthship our children have been inside and it went a long way to convincing them their parents aren't cracked...very comfortable inside!
9) Ferry rides!!!! We are such land-lubbers....

More to follow in the next 24 hours (with pictures!)

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