We've been doing heaps but the place I take my film to get developed is on holidays and I have no photos yet! Let's see...

We have been mudding the walls, including the bathroom with it's bottle details. And putting up the ceiling in the greenhouse section and doing all of the electical conduit-ing. And the plumbing. And the planter is now full of gravel and about to be peat-mossed after numerous phone calls and visits to garden centres who think that peat moss is compost. Finally found a place not too far away (60minute drive) that supplies bales of real sphagnum stuff
The floors have been almost completely levelled-ish and we've emptied most of the stuff out of the house to get on with pouring our slab next week. The berm has been covered and built up a bit more - still one more back-hoe trip needed to finish that off. Oscar has been finishing the tyre work around the tanks which ended up being basically another U. What else?...

We've had people come to stay and visit and eat and play and swim and generally have a nice time. It's been a good summer so far and all is well.

next week some photos I hope.


  1. So.., all the tires are pounded. That's a pity, I wanted to try that out for myself, when we come over... such a shame... :)

  2. photos per favor...i finally remembered my password to post stuff here so i am wasting time at work when i should be making big fat buildings work....if anyone busts me at least i'm on a page relating to architecture. hope you kids are well...and happy...i'm wishing i had my own home/land again...ang and i are looking though

  3. Hi, I'd like to put your earthship on the natural homes map at

    All I need is your location. We get about 500 visitors per day and I hope I could bring some of them to your blog.

    I run to encourage others to build low-impact homes.

    If you would like to be included you can contact me at

    Regards, Oliver

  4. Howdy from Texas!!!
    I'm so glad to hear your summer is being great and you almost finished your home! CONGRATULATIONS... Here is being a kind of boring, all people I know here is married and have kids... so they don't spend to much time with me... that's a pity! Anyways is going ok, many things to explain you when I 'll be back...soon
    At least I'm learning English (I think you will not like my accent... hehe)
    Take care and enjoy last days of summer!


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