Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 33. ‘Finished Construction, Clean Up and Celebration’

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Friday June 24, on the Completion of the Gulf Island Earthship Build:

Hanging interior door of the Main Earthship East Airlock, 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 HomeGetting creative with Island rock in Main House Earthship West 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

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It’s here…this is it… THE LAST DAY on this 5 week Double Earthship build!!! Last minute details like hanging doors, and leveling out the Main House West Entrance for the final cement pour.

Buffing out cement residue from Bottle ends in Earthship 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 HomeMain Earthship Greenhouse Hallway interior vent window, 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 Bottle ends are getting ‘Buffed’ with a wire Drummel to get out the stubborn bits of ‘Cling-on’ wall mortar (left), and the ropes have been attached to the indoor Window Vents between the Greenhouse Hallway, and the Living Space (right).

Main House Earthship Greenhouse Hallway with hanging vent ropes, 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 HomeLooking up at Operable Vent Box in Earthship Greenhouse ceiling, 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 Main Earthship Greenhouse Hallway window array is complete with hanging ropes for all the operable indoor and roof top vents.

Sorting out tools from construction supplies on 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

Since today is the last official Workday on the build… it’s time for a major Clean Up. That means the Earthship Biotecture Crew has to sort out their personal tools from the massive pile of organized chaos that’s left… and make everything look GOOD for the Locals who are coming this afternoon for a looky-loo and celebrate a grand finish with us.

Michael Reynolds Gulf Island Earthship Build coming to a close, 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 a bit of a rush to just get everything on the trucks and rolled on out in prep for the big departure for most of the crew tomorrow morning.

Packing up at 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

I’m looking on, and the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Roll ‘em …

Piles of gear for Earthship Biotecture Crew to pack after Gulf Island 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

Roll ‘em Roll ‘em…

Earthship Biotecture crew packing up after Gulf Island 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

Rawhide!‘… and yes, I’ve just ‘dated’ myself.

Final Group shot at the Gulf Island Earthship build with Michael Reynolds, 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 our celebratory final photo of a job well done!

Locals celebrating with Crew and Interns on Gulf Island Earthship build's completion, 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 build has come to a close, and the Locals have come out in droves to check out both completed Earthships, and Celebrate our success.

Locals come out to see completed 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 a great opportunity for Earthship Biotecture to demonstrate a completed, aesthetically pleasing, fully functioning ‘Tire House’ that had the local community scratching their heads when they initially heard about a build involving tires, bottles, cans, and recycled materials… after all… who would want to live in a house made from other people’s ‘Garbage’ ! This is also an opportunity for us Volunteer Interns to answer questions to the best of our ability, especially from the hands on perspective of working on the build from beginning to end.

Another 'Freaky Friday' for Earthship Biotecture crew on Guld Island 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 HomeGulf Island locals celebration Earthship Build completion with Crew, 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

Let’s not forget … not only is it the last ‘Freaky Flamboyant Friday’ of the build (left), but it’s also ‘Beer:30′! (right).

Now… you’re probably wondering where all the fabulous photos of the finished two Earthships are.?

There were way too many photos for this post, so I’ve conveniently split them up into the following Posts:

Photos of the Finished Main House Earthship

Time Lapse of the Main House Earthship

Photos of the Finished smaller Studio Earthship

Time Lapse of the smaller Studio Earthship

Time Lapse of BOTH Earthships

Images Credits: Monica Holy

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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 | Middle Earth Home

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