Monday, June 20, 2011

the walls are built. now on to insulation

Our neighbors came over and helped us build up the walls.
The last picture shows the start of the insulation layers where we
put a sawdust clay mixture and recycled bottles

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

a few more hours on the earth oven

thanks to bobby and lauren I had a a lot of sand and clay to use today..
First I had to level out the surface using rock and sand, now I'm starting to build
up the walls using recycled bottles and a sand/clay mixture from the asphalt
parking lot we are tearing up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Moving right along

here we are filling the hole with rock pieces, gravel, and sand to level it out so we can start building our walls, which we have started as you can see in the bottom right picture.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I've decided to start posting again.

I have started a new project. It is called an earth oven and so far it has consisted of a lot of digging. This involved hitting a gas line (not breaking it), hurting my toe, terrible back pains, 100lbs of rocks, and 6 hours of work.... AND IT'S ONLY TWO FT DEEP!!!!!! The part that is being dug is about 5x5 and it needs to be 3 ft. Anyways hopefully the digging will be done by tomorrow and the building can begin.
The first picture is the site before the digging, the second shows Champ helping me out, and the third picture is an example of a finished earth oven.