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Earth Ayni has moved to Costa Rica!

After many years this will be my final post on shelterspace.org. It has been a great journey for me and I appreciate all who have read and followed my posts. The exciting news is that our healing, wellness, and sustainability … Continue reading

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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni – Part 4

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We are back on the Cabin Stove and hope to complete it over the next few days. Laura returned from Lake Titicaca so I have company while laying some bricks. We encased the core of the stove in double wall … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Circumcision and Superadobe

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28 February I am filthy and stinking. I probably bathe and change my clothes twice a week. Good thing my wife isn’t here. Today is our day off so I am doing laundry for the first time. It is a … Continue reading

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Completed Eco-Dome in India

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I received an email recently from the AVANI Organization in India. I was working on a project there in 2013 and built two domes for a new housing and educational center. We only built only the structures and they were … Continue reading

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A New Year Message from Dr. Vandana Shiva for 2015

I am preparing to leave for Chad, Africa on a Superadobe building project for 2 months and will be posting pictures and information on that soon. Meanwhile, I wanted to share this message from Dr. Vandana Shiva.

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A Visit to Spirit Pine Sanctuary and Building a Reciprocal Roof

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I just spent 5 days at Spirit Pine Sanctuary near Los Olivos, California which is located inside Los Padres National Forest. We were finishing out the main structure of a reciprocal roof which covers the new outdoor patio area. It … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 15 (Greenhouse)

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Once Saji and Rachel returned we were able to nearly finish the greenhouse in one day. I underestimated the amount of hardware necessary to attach the panels so the last two pieces for the walls will have to wait until … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 14 (Greenhouse)

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Rachel and Saji went on a 3 day trek in the mountains so I have been working alone. I got quite a bit finished but it definitely wore me out not having an extra hand around. I installed the door … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 13 (Plaster)

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Everything is speeding up rapidly as we near the finish line. We completed plastering the greenhouse, the buttresses, and got quite a bit finished on the dome itself. Most people plaster domes with a flat surface but we will not … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 12 (Windows)

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After being told that including rubber trim with the glass was going to double the price I decided to figure it out for myself. I remembered that a friend who had returned to the states recently had left some motorcycle … Continue reading

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