I fell in love with Earthships years ago. It started with a 2 page feature spread of Dennis Weaver’s Earthship. Can’t recall the magazine, but I do recall being fascinated and amazed by the building.
Tires, pop cans & bottles, wild colours, adobe, soft round edges; I was hooked! Continue reading Earthships
I can’t believe Tony and I leave on Monday for Salida Colorado. We’ve been looking forward to this opportunity for so long. Can’t wait to get there and get our hands dirty learning about building earth ships!
It’s an exciting trip just getting to Colorado… along the way Tony and I are in a car accident and write off our Volkswagen Jetta – another story for another day! Continue reading Salida Colorado – Build
I almost feel like handing out pink and blue candy cigars to announce the arrival of our new (to us) sawmill. The sawmill itself isn’t quite as cute as a new baby, but it is a workhorse! Continue reading Our sawmill arrives…
Early on in this project we determined that we would need to figure out how to use the trees that would need to be removed to make room for our Earthship and our community orchard.
We were chatting with Susan’s sister Karen and brother-in-law Glen about the property, our plans and next steps. Now that the driveway was in… we were eager to move along to the next steps… actually building something – really anything.
Continue reading Clearing for a sawmill…
One of things that attracted us to our property on Lioness Blvd was how private it was. Almost 10 acres nestled in a second-growth forest on Vancouver Island. We knew there would be many challenges, but we had fallen instantly in love with the property.
Continue reading A driveway built to protect fish habitat