Island Earthship Build: Week 4. Day 27 & 28. ‘Weekend Overview and Bike Ride’

Blog logo ,for'My Survivor Island Earthship', 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

Weekend of June 18 & 19, on the Gulf Island Earthship Build:

Walk to Gulf Island 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

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This has been the Earthship Volunteer Interns daily trek for the last 4 weeks while on this build.

Along the walk to Gulf Island 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

This is my kind of commute! I took a walk to the build site to do a weekend overview of what’s been going on…

Main house Earthship Greenhouse hallway cement pours , 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 HomeCement floor pours for Earthship Greenhouse , 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

… and a lot of floor cement pours have been going on throughout the two Earthships. Here is the Greenhouse hallway of the main house 3 bedroom Earthship.

Studio Earthship bathroom , 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 smaller Studio Earthship’s bathroom is taking shape.

Wire Dome cover for Black Water septic , 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 HomeCemented Dome over Earthship Black Water septic , 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 mesh dome for the Black Water Septic System has been put in place and cemented over.

Local Gulf Island car at the 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

I’ve started on my bike ride in the other direction on the Island from last week’s excursion. I’m passing some colourful methods of transportation…

Geese along the Gulf Island bike ride , 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

…while other locals pass me on my way to the beach.

Treeline on coastal bay of Gulf Island , 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

I make it to the beach, and although the weather sets everything in a moody perspective for photos… it’s not really inviting me to stay a spell and have a picnic.

Coastal beach and bay of Gulf Island , 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 wind is picking up, and I can smell the ocean.

Low tide on the Gulf Island , 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 tide is out, revealing some great colourful landscaping…

Low tide on the Gulf Island 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

It’s getting darker and gloomier so I decide to head back before I get into some more of the wonderful Island ‘liquid sunshine’ we’ve had so much of here.

Gulf Island phone boothGulf Island phone boothGulf island phone booth , 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

I finally come across one of the three telephone booths on the Island. None of them work… and that’s Island life!

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4 comments on “Island Earthship Build: Week 4. Day 27 & 28. ‘Weekend Overview and Bike Ride’

  1. Josie Martens on said:

    Hey Monica,
    I met you again at the Island market yesterday, wrote down the name of your blog, and here I am!
    Will you be posting some pictures of the completed project? I didn’t hear about the Thursday open house and couldn’t have gone anyways as I injured my back.
    Look forward to seeing the photos when you post them!!!
    I’m the one who was selling flowers, jams and mixed greens at the market….Josie.
    Great to have met you.
    Josie

  2. Monica & Nikki on said:

    Hi Josie! I certainly remember you, and yes, I’m now posting the last few days of the Gulf Island Build. I hope you feel better soon. I was on the build, and I didn’t know about the ‘open house’…lol. Locals came on Friday too and celebrated with us on a job well done. It was a pleasure meeting you too, thank you and the many Island locals who welcomed us and shared a snapshot of Island life we’ll have in our memories for years to come! Cheers!

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