With the help of the volunteers from the last workshop of the year we were able to finish out the south side of the bond beam. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Corey, Clifford, and Donald for helping with this project.
Corey and Allen laying the cement and placing of the compacted bottles.
Corey laying down the cement mud while Clifford is placing and leveling the bottles.
Taura and Arron getting the sand ready for the mixing of the cement.
Tora helping Arron fill the bucket with sand to add for the cement motar.
Joy, received her first experience of compacting a bottle that will be used in the construction of the bond beam.
We would like to thank Clifford and his family for staying later than they had expected to help in finishing the 3rd row of the bond beam.
The north side of the bond beam has been started with ¾'s of the second row finished when we ran out of compacted bottles. With the Arctic cold weather we were having we spent the time in the camper compacting the rest of the 415 bottles needed to finish the bond beam with. Now we just need warmer weather to cement them in place.
Mary Severin writes about her families embarkment on a learning adventure to build an Upcycled Home using Earthship Principals. To find out what these Principals are click on the Earthship Principals link above.