Boy have we been busy! Turns out the U-Haul boxes, we hoped to have delivered by the time we made it to Port Townsend, were still in Southern California when we called 🙁. Luckily for us the place where we are staying has all the accoutrements we could want, since we are staying at a friend’s place while he is away.
After two+ weeks of not having any of our stuff, the boxes arrived. We were then torn between happiness and loathing, as we now find ourselves living amongst boxes. Little by little we are sorting plans out and getting things setup for the next phase.
Home Sweet Little Home
What is that phase, you ask? Well since we joined the Port Townsend EcoVillage, we’ve been designing our home there. In a couple of months we hope to have the plans approved and the building started.
We decided to go with conventional building, no cob or straw bale, because the permitting alone would take too many resources and time. Guess I’ll have to get my kicks with a cob bench or shed! The walls will be S.I.P.s (Structural Insulated Panel) which have many possible advantages:
- Quicker build time
- Higher insulating properties
- Lower heating/cooling operational cost
- Less wasted building materials
We are also in the middle of the common house build in the EcoVillage. Been going at this for a couple of year and it’s looking more and more finished. I’ll share more details as things progress, but here are some photos:
Till next time, keep it fun!