Island Earthship Build: Week 2. Day 10. ‘Roof Insulation and Greenhouse Hallway Framework’

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Wednesday June 1, on the Gulf Island Earthship Build:

Trimming the Viga ends on an Earthship roof , 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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The main house Earthship roof Vigas are trimmed to an equal length.

Work above and below on an Earthship build , 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

There’s always more than one thing going on above and below on an Earthship build.

Double can wall between the Vigas on an Earthship roof , 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 Double Can Wall is built up between the Vigas. If you look closely, you’ll see the ‘Porcupined’ nails in the Vigas which enable the cement to adhere better to the sides.

Insulation batting inside the double can wall below an Earthship roof , 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 HomeStuffing the insulation batting inbetween the double can wall beneath the Earthship roof line , 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

Once the double can wall has set, Insulation Batting is stuffed into the middle gaps.

Roof work above while porcupining the Vigas for Can walls below on an Earthship build , 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 roof boards are applied above, while ‘Porcupining’ the underside of the Vigas takes place below in prep for the next can wall to be built.

Insulation is installed on 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 Home

Meanwhile, the rooftop insulation is being installed on the smaller Studio Earthship.

Tire wall is begun for front Greenhouse hallway in Main House 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 HomeStudio Earthship Greenhouse hallway 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

The Greenhouse Hallway tire wall has only begun on the main house Earthship (left), while on the Studio Earthship you can see the framework already going up (right).

Framework for Studio Earthship Greenhouse hallway , 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

Framework for the Greenhouse Hallway on the Studio Earthship.

Front view of Studio Earthship with Greenhouse Hallway 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

End of the day overview of the Studio Earthship.

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Image Credits: Monica Holy

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