I was told by someone that if I ever learned anything new that can help in the process of building an EarthShip that I should share. So I am going to do that.
Now that we are on the 7th row. Yeah. We are still evolving our process for pounding a tire. We started with pick axes and sledge hammers, then Allen and Arron decided to do individual tires and each had a sledge hammer, now we move to evolution.
In the last two day's Allen and Arron have been able to pound 15 tires from start to finish. That is our record best. Please remember that we are working with 17.5 inch tires which are bigger than what most EarthShippers use. What are they doing different.
They work on one tire at a time. Each taking turns pounding the tire. While one is pounding the other takes a break and then they switch back and forth. The tire gets constant work done on it while those pounding gets adequate rest in-between taking turns. Thus more tires getting done and a little less stress on the workers. One might not think that this works but it does quite well.
Having a tractor to shovel dirt out of helps a lot as well. To get that dirt up to the 7th row a tractor is the best way to do it.
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.