We've spent everyday this past week working on the Earthship. It is not easy work by any means! We did make a trip to Lowes for some more tools. We needed another sledge hammer so we could both work at the same time so I bought a 6 pound hammer. It doesn't seem like a big difference from the 8 pound hammer I had been using but I can work much easier with it and then just finish the tires off with a few good swings from the 8 pound hammer. It's the little things in life that make me happy! I've learned that we can get about 4 tires completed per day. The house will take somewhere near 1000 tires, so according to my calculations, we're only 250 work days from being done with the walls. Oh my! I think that old fashioned barn raising is in order. We'll call it a build party and hopefully get a good amount of family and friends to come out and swing sledge hammers, shovel dirt, and bring good food. Since most of them think that we're crazy we might wait until we've made a little more progress to win them over.
Much Love from Appalachia,
Linking up with Amy @ www.HomesteadRevival.blogspot.com for the Homestead Barn Hop