Tag Archive: Rammed Earth Tire Dwelling

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 33. ‘Time Lapse of the Studio Earthship’

These photos show the Time Lapse of the smaller Studio Earthship that was part of the two Earthships built on one site on the Gulf Island build with Michael Reynolds…

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 33. ‘Time Lapse of the Main House Earthship’

These photos show the Time Lapse of the Main House Earthship that was part of the two Earthships built on one site on the West Coast Gulf Island with Michael Reynolds…

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 33. ‘Photos of the Finished Main House Earthship’

These photos show some of the Finished Details of the Main House Earthship that was part of the two Earthships built on one site on the Gulf Island build with Michael Reynolds…

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 32. ‘Rounding Third and Heading for Home!’

We have 2 days left on this Earthship build, and that includes today! Today is all about the Finishing Touches. Here the Landscaping Rock Wall is being built up at the front of the smaller Studio Earthship…As the build winds down, so do our supplies, however we’ve gotten rather good at improvising… Speaking of Beer and improvising… it’s ‘Beer :30′, and …

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

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’… Not only do they Recycle at ‘Cafe Rouselle’… They’ve also been growing Sprouts using recycled Blue Board. These sprouts will be transplanted to the Earthship indoor Greywater Planters any day now…

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 30. ‘…and By Night a Solstice Island Rave’

Seems we’ve been invited to a local tradition… the ‘Island Solstice Party’, taking place on the extreme other end of the Gulf Island. After 4 and a half weeks on this remote, off grid Island, we’ve been embraced by the Islanders and included in this mythical yearly tradition. A buffet table was laden with everything from Salad to a plethora of goodies. Curiously, I was told the only ‘non-magical’ food on the table ‘safe’ to eat was the Chocolate Cake.

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 30. ‘By Day the Race for the Finish is on…’

Volunteer Interns have been working hard to meet this week’s deadline. It’s certainly been an Ant Hill of activity, especially when several different finishes are required in close proximity. I’ve viewed it as ‘Organized Chaos’, however the job gets done. Here the can wall is still being built, while the Tire Wall below is still being ‘Packed Out’ and simultaneously the ‘Brown Coat’ of finish plaster is applied.The West Wing Can Wall of the Main House Earthship is really starting to come along, and ties in nicely to the Rammed Earth Tire Wall that’s ‘Battered Back’ and used as a retaining/supporting wall against the back berm of the smaller Studio Earthship to the right.

Island Earthship Build: Week 5. Day 29. ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’

The Can Wall has really progressed. You’ll notice how far down the end Can Wall stack on the right goes down into the ground, and that’s because in some places the tire wall had to go down as far as 6 rows below floor level to reach ‘Undisturbed Earth’ , which is necessary for a solid Rammed Earth Tire Wall… and No… it’s not a ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’… rather a Volunteer Intern emerging from the bowels of the…

Island Earthship Build: Week 4. Day 26. ‘Freaky Friday, Airlock, Black Water Septic’

Despite the fact that this Crew member is doing construction… notice the ummm…. pink shirt? It’s ‘Freaky Flamboyant Friday’, and the Crew like to change things up on the site… Anyone working on an Earthship build with Michael Reynolds will see this image a lot. He’s making sure that every step is calculated to the right level… In this case, it’s calculating the drop needed for the pipe for the Black Water Septic System.

Island Earthship Build: Week 4. Day 25. ‘Airlock Bottle Walls, and Coloured Plaster Finish’

Getting the myriad of jobs done on an Earthship build means you have to get creative with how you get it done, in a way that everyone can still work around you. I took some video which I’ll post when I get back of the anthill of activity, with up to 3 people working in the same 4 x 4 foot space. Here Earthship Biotecture crew is getting the doorway entrance ‘Airlock’ Bottle Walls done.

Island Earthship Build: Week 4. Day 24. ‘Vent Boxes, Structolite, and Retaining Walls

Wednesday June 15, on the Gulf Island Earthship Build: …Previous Post Here’s an overview of the Main House 3 bedroom Earthship. Hats off to the crew of interns constantly keeping the rest of us supplied with the ongoing demand for the various batches of cement needed for this stretch of the build. Other interns are…

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