Thursday, June 17, 2010

Live Electricity!

The Addition now has electricity. And it works!

Nine outlets added. 36 places to plug things in. I buried the wires in pipe, in the floor. Now it is time to finish the mud walls and create an adobe floor....


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Allan,
It is all looking real good. You and your family's devotion, persistence, and patience is inspirational. You are creating blue prints of ecosurvival and I admire you all from afar. Wish I could pick up a hammer or spread some mud for you. Kia kaha.

Allan Stellar said...

Thanks Robb,

On the 21st of June, we will celebrate our second anniversary here. And we still haven't finished the darned thing. Could use your newly fixed hip to mix some mud... :)

I'd say our third world brothers and sisters are the ones we first world people need to mimic. They are our inspiration. As Thoreau said: "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity"


Stephen Reynolds said...

This is pretty cool! So you guys are trying to make a house out of all natural materials, am I correct? My dad is into green energy, and I happen to stumble upon your blog, how ironic! I wish you the best in completing you house! Stephen

Allan Stellar said...

Hi Stephen (and thanks for the followership!),

Yes, we are trying to build a house from natural materials. We have cut our own posts (and peeled the bark off of them), dug up rocks for the foundation, used local straw for some of the walls, made cobb out of our own dirt for other walls, used our own clay for the plaster on the walls, salvaged an old barn for the tin roof and the ceiling. The windows we salvaged from construction sites.

The work continues; been at this for two years now.

Others have way more talent for doing this sort of thing. I am inept, incompetent, clumsy, slothful and a bit grandiose in nature. So the blog is there to show that if we can do it, you can probably do it better!



jorbie77 said...

Allan -
I am a high school science teacher, and I stumbled across your blog and have found it so interesting. I hope you don't mind if I use your blog in my physics classroom? Energy, and better use of renewable energy, are big topics in my class. Keep up the great work and I hope to visit your house someday!


Allan Stellar said...

Welcome Adam,

Sure, go ahead and use the thing in your physics classroom. I only hope we don't teach the effects of gravity... :)

And we are always open for visitors. Gives us an excuse to watch the stars, pontificate, have a barbecue and drink beer (or wine)...