Tag Archive: Our Diary to Self Sustainalbility

Island Earthship Build: Week 2. Day 12. ‘Roof Catch Water System’

Pro-Panel roof panels are long and awkward to carry through the remaining soggy ‘Mosh Pit’…Chris Reynolds giving instructions to a Volunteer Intern on the Earthship build…The Pro-Panel roof panels are part of the roof top rain water catch system, which will run back into the gutters, and the two Silt Catches on top of the Water Cisterns behind the Earthship. Eventually the only thing visible will be the Cistern ‘Turtle Necks’, when the final Berm is completed…

Our Long Range Plans for Middle Earth Home

Middle Earth Home may have started out as a small dream…a tiny, cute, cob cottage…However, the dream was fed some miracle grow and now we have something much bigger on our hands. It’s not the place we’re going to visit any longer. No, we plan on living there. For the region that we fell in love with we determined all the pros and cons of each type of structure, and decided that it came down to a bio dome or an Earth bermed/Rammed Home, and the cheerful indoor green house won! So now we have a vision of the space we’d like to create not just for ourselves, but also to be part of the local community.

The Land Will Call Out to You

Where should you build?  Where should you go? Many of us don’t know where to start. I’d have to say looking back (for this idea came to us sometime in 2005 when Monica first moved to the west coast of Canada) that had we known how long the journey would take, there is a damn…

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