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2015 earthship build in BC

 
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Please check out the 2015 earthship build invite
at www.thecommonunityproject.wordpress.com Hazelton BC
 
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Thanks for starting this thread Kate! Permies has been a valuable asset to us over the last 3 years in creating/ building our egalitarian community. Thank you

In tandem with our Earthship Volunteer construction camp we will be hosting several workshops including Rocket Stove/ Cob oven workshop, Permaculture Zone Design, and a 7 day Traditional timber framing course!

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Here is a link to the official Volunteer invite: https://thecommonunityproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/tcup-web-invite1.pdf
 
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I'd be very interested to hear about the earthship performance in that climate, it's somewhat similar to my own with short winter days which I presume are going to be thickly clouded more often than not.

Where the two differ- of course- is the 15ish degrees Fahrenheit colder average winter temperatures for you, and the snowpack which I'm thinking may in some ways be an asset in terms of insulation and albedo-provided supplementary solar gain.
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:I'd be very interested to hear about the earthship performance in that climate, it's somewhat similar to my own with short winter days which I presume are going to be thickly clouded more often than not.

Where the two differ- of course- is the 15ish degrees Fahrenheit colder average winter temperatures for you, and the snowpack which I'm thinking may in some ways be an asset in terms of insulation and albedo-provided supplementary solar gain.



One aspect of the Earthship that many overlook is the berming. We live in an Earthship, and without any heat, on a very cold winter day, the building will still not drop below 58 deg F. Even if a climate doesn't have the sunshine, it's a lot easier to heat up from 58 deg F, than from 32 deg F.
 
You ought to ventilate your mind and let the cobwebs out of it. Use this cup to catch the tiny ads:
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