You see Allen smiling for a very good reason. Not only is he happy that it is 50 degrees in January. He is leveling tire #199. He got an extra tire completed tonight to make it an even 200. This is a great feat for the Severin family of 3 to do this all by themselves. We are now working on the 4th row of tires. Mary Kay has gotten an extra 10 tires that is in stage 2 and 2 tires in stage 1 of completion for the 4th row. We are extremely happy with our progress. With using bigger tires than normal, it is taking us longer to fill them. But will give us a solid home when it is done.
This winter has not been pleasant for us. December we did not see many working days. Our neighbors keep saying this is the worst winter that they have ever seen in the 43 years that they have lived here.
This is the reminder of the 12 inches of snow that we had in december. We did have 2 inches so far in January as well. With the rain we had as well makes for the construction site really muddy. We are now just starting to dry out from the wet conditions of winter. Any time we get sunny weather that is above 35 degrees we are out and working. We have 250 more tires to go to finish the back row of tires. Then we have 160 tires to complete for the inside wall of the kitchen and dinning room. And then the tires for the greenhouse and then the tire work will be done. We have a long road to go yet. But we are making progress. That is all that is important at this moment.
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.