We Do not have an HVAC system. This was a decision we made early on ....
Due to the heat and the children I have only been able to do an hour a day of work on leveling the outside of the house. I've gotten a lot done though. Seven wheelbarrow loads of hard packed clay moved already and two small sections leveled. I think we will actually hit our goal. … Continue reading Day 2
As of today we are going to be actively trying to get everything ready to start the tires. We still have to level the ground around the concrete slab and add the concrete where the door is going. Our (my) goal is to be working at least 2 hours a day (weather permitting) until the … Continue reading The time has come
We worked for 4 days straight over the Easter holiday and C's days off. We finished laying the drainage pipe, started on the water lines, and finished the curved part of the concrete forms. We still have to finish the water lines, put in the conduit, and level out the ground a bit more with … Continue reading So much progress.
The last you heard we were preparing to lay gravel in the driveway. We did. That Wednesday they came and dumped the gravel. It was a bit entertaining too. Here is the gravel being laid nice and neatly. Here is C pulling the gravel truck up the driveway after it got stuck. And … Continue reading Finally an update!!!
We have begun picking up tires for the earthship. Our projected goal is to pour the concrete foundation by the end of February. To do this we have to have the first row of tires laid and filled. Our friend's family owns some sort of freight business or something. Something where they have a bunch … Continue reading Tires
We have obtained the building permit! We slaved over these plans. We stressed. We worked until they were PERFECT. We went into planning and zoning completely anticipating they would make us go back and get an architect to sign off on them, which basically would have been someone singing off on what an engineer had … Continue reading We can officially build
We are STILL waiting to apply for the sewage permit. I have been calling the guy we bought the property from every day for almost a week and he isn't returning my calls. We need to get the plat of the property from him in order to apply for the permit. once we turn in … Continue reading Frustrated
The new excavator arrived yesterday. They hauled the old one away to fix and now we have a new one that works like a charm. C went out to the property on his way home from work and spent 2 hours digging. it looks amazing. Although we still have about 2 more hours of digging … Continue reading More digging
I set up a GoFundMe account yesterday. This should be the only time we need one, but this will prevent us from having to stall the project for 5 -6 months. I realize that it's a long shot in getting anyone to help us with our project, but I figure even if nobody donates anything … Continue reading Fundraising