Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 34. ‘Farewell to Island Life, and the Return Home’

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Weekend of June 25 and 26, on the Gulf Island Earthship Build:

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

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It’s been quite a ride these last 6 weeks building two Earthships to completion with Michael Reynolds and his crew.

My Survivor Island Earthship camp is ready, 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 HomeMonica Holy, 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

Being on an Off Grid Island with nothing more than a Tent, BikeSupplies, a lot of Chocolate,  my Camera Gear and a lot of will power has taught me both the gratitude of the simpler things in life, and appreciation for the eccentricities in life. Island Life here has been full of colour and wonderful people.  A little review…

Arriving to the Gulf Island Earthship build via the only Passenger Ferry Boat, 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

Arriving via the only Passenger Ferry Boat to the remote Island where the Earthship build with Michael Reynolds and his crew would take place.

Arrival on the Dock to the Gulf Island's only Hotel,Pub, Restaurant and Internet, 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 Ferry dock is home to the Hub of the Island. The Blue Roofed building serves as the only Hotel, Restaurant, Internet (when there’s a signal), Interac and…

Hallway Grafitti on the way to the Gulf Island Pub, 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

… you can’t help but smile at the hallway Graffiti leading into …

Earthship Biotecture Crew at the Gulf Island Pub, 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 Pub, where Stacey greets you with a warm smile and remembers your name.

Gulf Island Pub and Internet source on 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

This was my view inside the pub just about every night, after walking the 4km trek to and from the Earthship Build Campsite, to download my Photos and bring these Posts to the airwaves to share.

Evening view from the Harbor dock 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

This is the gorgeous view I glimpsed in-between mouse clicks and Copious Cups of Coffee

Scoring some Internet in the Harbor 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

…while other Volunteer Interns preferred to catch the Wi-Fi signal outside.

Pub Hallway entrance 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 HomeThe Cookie Shack, every Earthship Interns fave hook up joint, 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

Upon leaving the Pub, a sight for sore eyes for us Interns is the ‘Cookie Shack’, a wonderful honor system for those late night sugar cravings, and caloric intake necessary for the trek back to ‘Camp Sauna’ and  ‘Camp Hugs’ .

Gulf Island local transportation with Artisitc flare, 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 HomeAbandoned truck 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

Whether traveling across the Island by foot, pedal, Painted Pony… or not…

Other side of the Gulf Island of 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

…the Island is full of mood, Raw Shores

Mailboxes with Gulf Island flavor, 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

… wonderful Eccentricities

Easy Bake Magic Oven recycled for Gulf Island honor shack, 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 Nostalgia that bring a smile to your face.

Gulf Island living with charm, 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 Magic of the Island can be seen in the natural charm…

6 Foot Sculpture outside the Gulf Island Arts Center, 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 HomeClose up of Gigantic 6 Foot Pencil Crayons outside the Gulf Island Arts Center, 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 the larger than life local Creativity.

Gulf Island's Arts Center with Painted Gum Boots, 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

Starting at the Arts Centre

Gulf Island Artist setting up wares at the Gulf Island Market, 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

…with Local Talent

Mural at Cemetary entrance on 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

…and the colour of life that spreads throughout the Island…

Colourful mural of the Gulf Island Goddess, 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 HomeLocal Gulf Island Market Take Out with Faerie charm, 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

…from the Island Goddess to the Food Fairies.

Chilling on the Pub deck 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

The evening calls Community to mingle on the outdoor deck of the Pub…

Watching the Alaskan Cruise ship pass by from our Gulf Island view, 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

Where one can relax and enjoy the view of the far off Cruise Ships on their way to Alaska via the Inside Passage

Evening view from the Gulf Island Internet Pub on 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

…until they disappear completely in the twinkle of an eye. All of these experiences have left me with Memorable Snapshots I can call up in my mind…

My time here has been exhausting and exhilarating. Would I embark on such a journey again?

Monica Holy on the remote side of 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

I wouldn’t miss it for the world… Cheers ’till I share my next Adventure!

My 5 Week journey on Michael Reynolds Earthship Build can be read in it’s entirety starting HERE.

Photo credits: Monica Holy

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