We had the pleasure to getting help from John (above) & Dana, and Corey (below). Without their help we would of had to do more work ourselves. We love volunteers and are really grateful for those that have come out to help this spring. It is amazing getting to know the local area and it gives us momentum and energy for finishing the earthship. The more people that come out to visit or help the more of an incentive it is for us to finish this project. With this last winter combined I don't want to spend another winter in our camper. Thank you John, Dana and Corey for lending a hand with the fifth row.
We have now started the 6th row with 7 tires completed. We have put up 5 more panels of the thermal barrier (second layer). Have done a huge amount of backfill behind the insulation and behind the tires. Backfilling takes a lot of time do even with a tractor. Tons, and tons of dirt is needed. When we do this kind of work it seems like not much is getting done. It still needs to get done to continue with the progress of our home though. All in all we are making progress. We will soon be getting ready to put the cisterns in place. This will need to be done in order for us to finish putting up the thermal barrier and to finish backfilling.
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.