|Looking like something from the apocalypse, the first stages of the building back in 2014.|
|partial floor and walls cob pack out and my swag, this trip I slept in the bedroom for the first time!|
As the above picture shows, the sun in winter reaches half way up the back walls of the earthship making the living spaces warm and bright.
|bottles make up the gaps in the inner greenhouse recycled window wall.|
The cob will be rendered over with a light grey grout.
This trip was only for five days so I didn't do any big jobs but I managed to get some interesting little side jobs done, such as this repurposed suitcase laundry chute I installed in the bedroom which backs onto the bathroom/laundry:
|This trip I hired Mark the excavator wizard once again and he performed the final burial cleaning up the back of the earthship and locking in the warmth.|
|Lastly, I installed the recycled coolroom panel floor on the Clivus Multrum compost toilet topped with some macracarpa timber ready for attaching the frame.|
The meeting with the Council building inspector went well and I also managed to get a plumber who was willing to hook up the plumbing to the greywater leach field system, (council requirement).
Until now I have found it frustratingly difficult to get a plumber to commit to anything on the project.
The fruit tree's I planted last August got a pruning too!
Much more to come!