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Earthship Ironbank BnB Update

I mentioned previously that the Earthship BnB is on hold until I have full approval (hence the chookship). At this stage I have planning approval but still need building approval… Thankfully the structural engineer has made good progress and has agreed to tyre walls with no footings (yeah!) and has been very reasonable about various other oddities. So I’m stoked. I hope to have the final set of drawings this week or next. CFS (country fire service) have given the BnB the thumbs up and downgraded the BAL (bushfire attack level) on account of the earth-sheltered (bermed) design (yeah!). 


By |March 14th, 2013|

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Earthship Ironbank September 2012

Had a great day pounding tyres and throwing some mud on Sunday. Had a great team of about 12 helpers – thanks all!
Here is a photo showing the front greenhouse wall (which will eventually be bermed) which swings around 180 degrees in an arc to connect up to the western wing wall. Also installed […]

By |October 6th, 2012|

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Earthship Ironbank August 2012

Had a great day pounding tyres yesterday. Perfect weather. I’m still awaiting planning approval and have started discussions with SA Health regarding the greywater planters. Initial meeting went well. Here is a photo from yesterday.
Another workshop on Sun 30 September. Book here ($15)

By |August 26th, 2012|

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Earthship Ironbank July 2012

I’ve had some great helpers recently. Some all the way from Tassie! Thanks everyone for your awesome (sustainable/renewable) energy! We’ve been tackling the curved wall at the west end of the earthship (pictured here). It steps down from the wing wall to a low garden wall and then connects up with the greenhouse wall. […]

By |July 12th, 2012|

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