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Ithaca New York Build – Week 3, Day 13

This is the 3rd and final week with the Earthship Biotecture crew from New Mexico and all of the wonderful apprentices.  I’m pretty sad that it will be over in a week… the camaraderie,…

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Ithaca New York Build – Day 12

Battery box

 

Eight 24-volt batteries

 

More overflow set-ups

 

back entrance/patio

 

Lunch: soft tacos and Jon’s homemade…

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Ithaca New York Build – Day 11

A lot is happening inside now, as the roof and berm are finished.  A few people are finishing off the entryway (plastering) and a group of people are concentrating on the back doorway, where…

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Ithaca New York Build – Day 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ithaca New York Build – Day 9

We’re now at Day 9 out of the 18 workdays we’ll have the crew and apprentices.  Halfway!  Yet we are about a week ahead of schedule because everyone here is working so hard, so well…

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Ithaca New York Build – Day 8

Today we chipped away at more plumbing inside the house, more digging of wall and doorway footers, and finishing screwing the roofing and fastening the flashing to the ventilation boxes.  I was…

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Ithaca New York Build – Week 2, Day 7

Today began week 2 with the crew from New Mexico.  Michael Reynolds had to leave Sunday for some family business, but crew member Taylor and his girlfriend Stephanie came in his place!  We…

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Ithaca New York Build – Time-Lapse of Viga Placement

45 Vigas (structural roof beams) were lifted onto the Freeville Earthship on 8/16/12. Made of Ponderosa Pine, each viga weighs upwards of 600 lbs. With one photo every 2 seconds over the span of 2…

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Earthship Lands in Freeville

The Groton Varsity Football team came out to the DeVoes’ to help build last Saturday. Front Row: Tony Goodsell, Nathan Ossit, Daymin Eldred, Darren Ostrander. Back Row: Michael Perkins, Kyle…

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Ithaca New York Build – Day 6

The crew works on Saturdays with whoever would like to work with them, though the apprentices that haven’t gone home for the weekend aren’t obligated to.  So today we had about 25 people working…

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