Earthships, drag queens and regular ol’ buildin’

The wind has been wild in Moab. Luckily we’re mostly working inside on Steve’s house – plastering walls, detailing the kitchen and getting ready for the final floor pour. The next step for plaster will be adding pigment… let there be color!

Two weeks ago we were lucky to attend Radically Sustainable Buildings: a one-day Earthships conference with Michael Reynolds. What inspiring structures! We learned about Earthship engineering techniques like passive solar design, incorporating significant thermal mass, water catchment and food forests and were encouraged knowing that the Community Rebuilds model is based on similar principals. Michael Reynolds is quite a character and a great presenter. Lots of laughs and lots learned.

And then we went to a drag show.

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A little bit of drag in SLC

Driving home from Salt Lake, we were welcomed by the beautiful Book Cliffs

Driving home from Salt Lake, we were welcomed by the beautiful Book Cliffs

Custom cabinetry

Custom cabinetry

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Students applying the first lime coat - the pre-pigmented lime coat.

Students applying the first lime coat – the pre-pigmented lime coat.

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A lovely home.

A lovely home.

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