Today was mega busy. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures so you may be disappointed.
First off today, we had our Earthship history lesson with none other than Michael Reynolds. This is the guy who started the whole Earthship thing. He went through the early years and how all of the designs have changed quite a bit over time. There was a fun new term we learned during this though: The bummer is out there 😛
After that we had job site and tools safety training. The weather here is pretty harsh and it was pretty windy today, kicking up a tonne of dust. They went over all the things we would need to handle the weather and keep ourselves from killing each other accidentally.
After that we had lunch and then we were put to work. We were split into five groups. The first four were all pounding tires. My group was sorting, transporting and resorting tires to the job site. It all went really well and we got a lot done, more so than what the organizers had originally anticipated. We are basically at the very first stages of a new build (hopefully I’ll remember to take some pictures tomorrow). There is a good chance that we may get much further along in the build than what they had planned for, which is cool because we’ll get a lot of hands on experience with all of the systems. Not that we wouldn’t have gotten that anyway, but this will be on a brand new build as opposed to some of the retro fitting that we’re being lined up for.
Tomorrow, for my group, we’re gonna be part of the tire pounding crew.
Forward we go.