Island Earthship Build: Week 2. Day 8. ‘Can Walls, Vigas, and Footings’

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Monday May 30, on the Gulf Island Earthship Build:

Start of Can Wall on Studio Earthship Wing , 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 Wing Can wall in progress , 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 can wall of the Studio Earthship wing is begun, following the steps of the tire wall. A rebar framework between the Bond Beam and Roof support beam will be filled in by a complete Can Wall.

Cleaning up Can ends on Studio Earthship Wing Can 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 HomeTiered Can Wall on Studio Earthship Wing  , 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

Sponging the cement off the can ends will give the final can wall a polished clean look.

Vigas on roof of 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 HomeI was so busy working on the main house Earthship, I didn’t even notice the Vigas put on the Studio Earthship roof.

Pounding rebar spikes through Vigas on 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 HomeEarthship roof Vigas secured into place by rebar spikes , 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

Vigas need to be secured into place with rebar spikes.

Interior overview of Main House Earthship before Vigas on 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 HomeLast interior overview of main house Earthship, before the Vigas arrive tomorrow.

Earthship footings are vapour barriered , 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 HomeStart of a can wall in the 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 Home

Footings are Vapour Barriered before the cement pour. Can walls can begin after footings have set.

Maze of Earthship footings , 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 HomeMaze of footings and can walls inside the main house Earthship.

Drilling holes in 'Treks' to be placed on Bond Beam , 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 HomeAngling the cuts for cornering the 'Trek' boards on the Earthship Bond Beam , 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

‘Trek’ Boards are secured to the Main Earthship house Bond Beam, in preparation for tomorrow’s Vigas.

Main House Gulf Island Earthship overview on Day 8 , 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 HomeLast exterior overview of the main house Earthship before the Vigas are put on the roof.

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Image Credits: Monica Holy

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