Island Earthship Build: with Michael Reynolds-Week 1. Day 5. ‘Quagmire Working Conditions’

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‘My Survivor, Island Earthship’ Build with Michael Reynolds

In BC, Canada

A 5 Week Photo Journal by Monica Holy

Quagmire working conditions for building an Earthship , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

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Today’s Friday Deluge of rain makes Monday’s start to our Gulf Island Earthship build look like a sunny day. Some people disappeared in the mud…we’re still looking for them.

Deluge of rain turned the Earthship worksite into a quagmire , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

This amount of ‘wet’ makes it chilling to the core for working, a number of the Volunteer Interns are already sick, from the damp cold camping climate, and the incessant rain.

Using a sub pump to drain water for pounding tires , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth HomeMichael Reynolds opts out for a garbage bag to keep him dry , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

Necessity being the ‘Mother of Invention’, yields a sub pump to drain the water for the foundation tire row to be pounded in front of the Studio Earthship, and Michael Reynold’s giant Garbage Bag as a choice of rain coat.

Can walls for Bond Beam pour in Studio Earthship , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth HomeMaking sure the double can wall is level for the Bond Beam pour , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

The framing for inside glass wall of the Studio Earthship is going up quickly, while the double can wall for the Bond Beam is being formed and leveled.

Can wall for eventual Bond Beam Pour , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth HomeBuilding the can wall for eventual Bond Beam Pour , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth HomeDouble can wall around the rebar for the Bond Beam pour , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

Continuing to layer the double can wall that will be the retainer for the Bond Beam pour on the Studio Earthship.

Balancing act to work on the Studio Earthship perpendicular frameBalancing act to work on the Studio Earthship perpendicular frame , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

Creating a makeshift scaffolding for work on the frame for the perpendicular glass wall of the Studio Earthship.

Balancing act to work on the Studio Earthship  frame for glass wall , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth HomeBalancing to work on the Studio Earthship perpendicular frame

A good sense of Balance is essential to work properly under these conditions.

Studio Earthship is coming together with the perpendicular framework , for 'My Survivor Island Earthship', a 5 week journal of the Green Construction of a Sustainable Rammed Earth Tire Home off BC's Gulf Coast with Michael Reynolds, image by Monica Holy for Middle Earth Home

A front view of the Studio Earthship.

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  1. Pingback: 'My Survivor, Island Earthship' Build with Michael Reynolds In BC, Canada, A 5 Week Photo Journal by Monica Holy BC, Canada A 5 Week Photo Journal by Monica Holy Image Credits: Monica Holy | Middle Earth Home

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