Finally an update to the blog! We had a very productive summer. We managed to get all of our tires on site, two courses of tires completed, vent tubes in place, found a deal on solar panels, built an enclosed porch for our RV, added four more wicking bed gardens, built a compost and produced […]
We now run laptops, charge gadgets, charge tool batteries, use our blender and vacuum cleaner during the day with no worries! The old panels are now charging a secondary battery that is powering LED work lights for the construction site. You can read about details on the system below in the original post… This is a repeat […]
One of the challenges in laying out the first course of tires was trying to get the lengths of the back wall and wings walls to match the dimensions on our drawings. While this may not sound too difficult it turns out it is a bit tougher than you might think when you don’t have […]
Growing some of our own food is a major component of our goal to become as self-sufficient as possible; however, since I’m not an accomplished gardener and my thumbs are kind of a brownish shade of green, I know that I am going to be doing a lot of learning and experimenting along the way! […]
Welcome to our Earthship blog! After a 5 year journey we are finally on our way. We will be updating this blog frequently once we get started again in May. To the left you will see an image of an Earthship that was built in Brighton, England. This is not our exact model but we […]
We stopped by to visit our roof beams last week. We had these milled from pine trees that needed to be brought down because they were too close to a house. They should look great once they get planed.