Summer came and went, and with it a bunch of our volunteers. Thanks everybody! We put up some walls, making it look something more like a building inside. The glass bottles added a nice touch and some much needed light in the back library room (perhaps better as a movie room... we shall see). The... Continue Reading →
Oops, we're a little late to be writing about Spring, it's almost summer here now. We got chickens again, tilled up some new land for potatoes and garden beds in front of the earthship, built an herb spiral, did some major clean up around the property, went mushroom picking, and built a sauna. Community members... Continue Reading →
We wrote this in the winter and sent it out but unfortunately many people told us they did not receive it. So here it is! Jan 5, 2015 Hello All! TCUP here wanting to say thank you to all you volunteers who came out over the past year and helped make our dream into a... Continue Reading →
It's a mad-dash to get ready for winter here. First was the roof, which is complete except the gutters and some windows. Now we're nailing up salvaged plywood, shoving shredded news paper (cellulose) insulation into the wall cavities, and doing landscaping to drain water away from the house. We hope to get two stoves installed... Continue Reading →
Unbelievable as it seems, we finally finished the tire wall on the 10th row...only to find out that we'd gone too high and had to undo a whole course of tires - a bit of an anticlimax! Still, we got over it pretty quickly once we realized we wouldn't have to pound tires anymore and... Continue Reading →
The field is almost already for construction time. We've fashioned a city of tires, a mountain range of foam, two outhouses, an earthen mini-fridge, and a dock for our pond. And we are welcoming more people to our crew! Brett and Carl are joining us for the next foreseeable future and have set up a mini trailer... Continue Reading →
Greetings Friends! We are gearing up for a busy season! Starting seeds, building a chicken coop, gathering building materials from down south, and organizing four workshops! Check out our workshop schedule for this summer. Feel free to spread widely!
Click the link below to find out what we are up to and how you can be involved! 2015 Earthship Build Invite
We started collecting tires in 2013 for our Earthship project, and instead of just having them sit around waiting to become a wall, we decided to put them to work. Check out T.C.U.P.'s first video!