This is a photo of the workshop, Easter 2012 at my place in the Adelaide Hills, Ironbank. We started construction of the greenhouse wall which had to be stepped down into natural ground to accommodate the slope to the north west (earthship faces north). 24 people came to help out over the two days. We mainly concentrated on the tyre pounding but also did some bottle bricks. It was a great weekend! I met some great people and we got a lot of work done.
I've talked to our local council about gaining approval for this earthship to be a bed and breakfast. People will be able to come and stay in an earthship for a night or two and maybe fall in love with them like I did.
When I've got the plans finalised I'll post them here so that people can understand a bit better what this thing is going to look like.
I also have a local engineer on board to do the calcs on the structure (which will have a ferro cement vaulted roof like the Simple Survival Model Earthship) so I will feedback info on how that goes too... stay tuned!