Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 31. ‘Espresso Cafe, Gourmet Food and the Perfect Storm’

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Wednesday June 22, on the Gulf Island Earthship Build:

Camping Cafe courtesy of Interns 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 HomeIntern enjoying an Espresso courtesy of the Camping Cafe, 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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Those of us partaking in last night’s activities at the Island Solstice Rave, are what you would refer to as ‘Hurting Units’ this morning. So thankfully we have the opportunity to grab a morning Espresso at Cafe Rousselle, courtesy of some fellow industrious interns over at ‘Camp Hugs’.

Recycling while camping 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

Not only do they Recycle at ‘Cafe Rouselle’

Fresh Grown Sprouts for the Earthship Indoor Greywater Planter, 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

They’ve also been growing Sprouts using recycled Blue Board. These sprouts will be transplanted to the Earthship indoor Greywater Planters any day now.

Pile of construction materials almost gone 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

We’re almost there, both Earthships are almost done. We have three days left including today, and the original pile of Construction Materials are almost gone. We’ve already been recycling many of our own scraps to maximize the the building supplies.

Day 31 overview of 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

The overview of both the Studio Earthship (front), and the Main House Earthship (behind) shows how well they blend into the surrounding Earth Berm.

Landscaping the exterior of the 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 HomeBirds Eye View of the Landscaping on the 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

Landscaping is started outside the East Entrance of the Studio Earthship (left). This Bird’s Eye View (right) shows all the organic round curves of the Brown Plastered Tire Wall, and finished Can Wall.

Birds Eye View of the Studio Earthship Can Wall Planters, 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

Here’s a Bird’s Eye View of the Can Wall Planter Stacks on the Wing Walls of the Studio Earthship, filled with fresh earth and ready to be planted.

Studio Earthship Can Wall Planters, 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

Here’s a Worm’s Eye view of the stunning result when those planters are filled.

Finishing structural work on the 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 HomeApplying the final Brown Coat Plaster in the 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

Inside the Studio Earthship the Bathroom is getting the finishing touches. It’s a tricky task to plaster around the cabinetry (left), and masked Bottle Wall edges (right).

Racing to finish plastering the West entrance wing on the Main 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 HomeFinishing the Main House Earthship West Wing Entrance, 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

Over at the West Wing Entrance of the Main House Earthship there’s still a lot of work left to be crammed into these last 3 work days.

Unfinished Glass Bottle 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 HomeGlass Bottles in a finished Floating 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 Home

Inside the West Wing Airlock is a mix of tasks yet to be completed. On the left, the bottom portion of the wall has the Brown Plaster Finish, yet the Bottle Wall itself needs to be flushed out with a ‘Floating Wall’ finish. On the right, the entire Bottle Wall is finished, but the bottom portion still needs the Brown Plaster finish. Every detail to the build has been worked on in a continuing flurry of activity this last week, and everything will be done by Friday’s deadline!

An Earthship Intern's last day, 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

Even with only two days left on the Build, another Volunteer Intern has to leave today. Thankfully it’s only the finishing details left to be completed, and he’s been here for the long haul. It’s been great seeing your fantastic smile each day Sam!

A Gourmet meal at Camp Sauna while 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 HomeGourmet Salad while 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 HomeGourmet food while 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

Over at ‘Camp Sauna’, I’m treated to a fresh Gourmet Meal made by a fellow Intern in the Outdoor Kitchen. I came prepared with all ‘Powdered/Deyhydrated’ Hiking Foods for 5 weeks, so all I had to do was add hot water. However, most nights have been Protein Power Bars and Coffee while sitting at the Pub’s Internet to post all these posts on a regular basis. Having a real meal is a huge luxury and greatly appreciated.

Ominous sky while the Storm brews at the Island Harbor, 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

Speaking of which, tonite the skies were ominous as a Storm has been brewing…

Boats being tossed during a brewing Storm, 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

Boats are getting rolled in the harbor…

Boat getting tossed in the brewing Storm in the Island harbor, 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 even though it’s not like being there… I took some photos to hopefully show the unusual wave activity and tossing effect on the boats…

Island Harbour during a brewing Storm, 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

Figures it’s the one time I didn’t have my Flip Cam on me!

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Image Credits: Monica Holy

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One comment on “Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 31. ‘Espresso Cafe, Gourmet Food and the Perfect Storm’

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

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