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

It’s been quite a ride these last 6 weeks on the Earthship build with Michael Reynolds. Being on an Off Grid Island with nothing more than a tent, bike, supplies, a lot of chocolate, 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…

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

These photos depict a Time Lapse of both Earthships that were built on one site on the West Coast Gulf Island with Michael Reynolds. In front is the smaller Studio Earthship, while behind is the Main House Earthship…

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. ‘Photos of the Finished Studio Earthship’

These photos show some of the Finished Details 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 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 4. Day 27 & 28. ‘Weekend Overview and Bike Ride’

This has been the Earthship Volunteer Interns daily trek for the last 4 weeks while on this build… This is my kind of commute! I took a walk to the build site to do a weekend overview of what’s been going on… I’ve started on my bike ride in the other direction on the Island from last week’s excursion. I’m passing some colourful methods of transportation…

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.

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