Laying drain pipe around the EarthShip. We have decided that when we put in our floors we don't want a layer of plastic for a moisture barrier. Reason being is that I want the capabilities to be able to ground myself while in the EarthShip. Earthing is very healing. And you can not ground or earth yourself through plastic. After consulting with our engineer we have decided to put down drain pipe around the EarthShip and also a layer of plastic will go on the back side of the tires with another layer of plastic in the berm area. The West Plains area gets on average of 44 inches of rain per year. So far they are going to exceed this number. So the area can get very wet at times. We feel with the drain pipe and the added plastic this is cheap insurance that our home will be protected.
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.