We have been working in-between the rain drops to get the glass bottle work done around the east entry door. We have a west entry door as well that will have bottle windows around them also. We are in the process of designing them. At the moment this is what we have done so far. We will need to apply a final layer of stucco to finish them off. The boards that you see in- between the designs will not be visible when we put on the final coat of stucco.
Can you see the border around the doorway?
The pattern in the middle along the side of the door, What do you see? Arron see's a robot, Mary sees a tree, and Allen sees a cool design.
However, Allen saw a smiley face in the space above the doorway. Now we shall tell the rest of the story. Months ago Allen had told me that he wanted a smiley face for in the design of the bottle work. When he told me this I said ummm, NO I don't think so. When I went about designing this I had changed it from my original design to this one. Everyone in the family agreed. When it was done and set in stone Allen said right away a smiley face. I said what? Unbeknownst to me I had designed a smiley face without even realizing it.
We all like the bottle work that has turned out so far. Even the smiley face. It is actually really cool.
FYI: This photo of the inside was taken at sunset. We are really amazed as to how well the bottles glow even with just daylight on a cloudy day.
This is a close up of our bottle work showing the roughed in look. This will be covered with a final layer of stucco to bring it out the the edge of the bottles.
We have another workshop scheduled for October 8th at the Severin Earthship in Pomona, MO. We are just 10 miles north of West Plains Missouri. Please click on Upcoming Workshop tab above to get all the details.
A Big THANK YOU to our Volunteers
We would like to Thank Robert and Lucy Jones for helping us at our last workshop. Robert did great in mud packing tires and Lucy did a wonderful job in making glass bottle bricks. With their help we were able to finish the first coat of mud packing our bedroom and we now have a whole slew of bottle bricks ready to use for our bathroom. Thank you for helping.
We have been invited to be a guest speaker at this years Ozark's Sustainability Festival.
We have chosen to speak on the 6 Core Concepts of an Earthship. We will be giving details on 1) Building with Natural and recycled Materials, 2) Thermal/ Solar heating and cooling, 3) Water Harvesting, 4) Food Production, 5) Solar and Wind Electricity, & 6) Contained Sewage Treatment. We will share our building experience of our Earthship and how our home is using the 6 Core Concepts.
If you are in our area we invite you to come and join the fun of this year's FREE Sustainability Festival.
For more information visit the website by clicking on the button below.
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.