We started here, with Mike Reynolds pounding the first tire, back in March 2013. The ground work layed out; a Ushaped tyre room, 10sq meters to be under permit size. There we were, 17 tyres, piles of dirt , a couple of dedicated people and 2 llamas.
As the previous post shows this deminstration project headed by Michael Reynolds went up in 4 days with the help of 40 people. Here is the first part of the story.
The finishing of this miniship happened in Septemeber 2013 by a small crew of 5 or so, working on the interior plaster, planter boxes, tile and slab.
Exterior plaster finished the outside work. Inside the vault, a long plastering job commenced, smoothing out the uneven surface left by the mesh and steel that was plastered from the outside. There was sore arms at the end of the week.
There were 2 coats done in cement plaster. Blue tile was stuck individually by hand, and finished with a natural lime washed (slaked lime, 10:1 with white portland cement).
Can-formed planters on both sides of the door, plastered in coloured cement. The interior walls also got detailed tile, and colour plaster made bright by silver sand, white cement and maragold oxide colour. Its grey no more!
Thanks to Robin Woodsford for the hospitality and the land, to Turei for the mixer, Lu and Mike for the filming and the plastering, Scott and Graham for the plastering work and the others who popped by to lend a hand! This building still need the glass installed and the slab poured, but then the pod is finished – collecting water and operating a single sola pannel. It will be open to the public as a thinking/healing/chill out space, and of course to see the Earthship building style, so feel free to pop on up (email me for details email@example.com).