Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gray Water Planter/1 year later

Here's how my gray water planter looked when I got back from working on the Brighton Earthship last year. Then, below, how it looks now. Lush!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

My Earthship Kitchen

The latest additions to my Earthship: thermal shades on all the windows, track lights above the kitchen and a hanging light above the table. The shades are fantastic, keeping the heat in at night and shading the counter during the day.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Solar Light Fixtures

You can make any lamp into a DC lamp to run off of the solar system in your Earthship. You do need to have a DC circuit in place to wire into. I bought this glass and metal lamp at a yard sale six years ago, waaaay before I finihsed my house. If you have DC monkey face outlet you can just snip the plug off any floor or desk lamp and rewire the end with a DC plug, put a DC bulb in the socket and VOILA! you have DC lamp. In this case we wire directly into the ceiling and put a 25W DC bulb inside.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bananas are Huge!

My banana trees in the bedroom are touching the ceiling. The planter has just gone crazy in less than a year.
We are moving in to winter and I live in a tropical jungle...with no heating bill.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My Earthship, June evening

A lovely, warm June evening up in the high mountain desert...Am rocking my solar powered wifi internet radio over my 8 car stereo speaker system (100% solar as well just like every other light and electronic in my house). Can't stop taking pictures of my bottle bathroom!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

French Earthship First Week

Ron and I arrived in Normandy this past Monday (April 9th). Tuesday morning we went with our host Kevan Trott to a local tire dump which received 30,000 scrap tires a week! It took us two days of sweaty stinky labor to collect the 700 tires we needed for the house!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sandhill Cranes at Greater World Earthship Community

My dog Dreyfus was barking yesterday morning outside my house and I looked out to see 10 huge birds over near my neighbor's house. I rushed out with my camera and got as close as I could without scaring them. Jen told me today that they were Sandhill Cranes (wingspan 5-6 feet!) Wow!