Tag: EcoAction

November Building Update

By Elke Cole It takes the right people to do the job. And here it takes the right leader to guide the volunteers. When it comes to working around the grounds of OUR Ecovillage Bernie George is the guy Bernie has a long-standing relationship with us and knows the land and all it’s spaces.  In the summer…
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November 14, 2018 0

Earthen Floors and Rainwater Harvesting – September Building Update by Elke Cole

Earthen floors and Rainwater harvesting workshop with Gord Baird: September is here and I am still enjoying an “endless summer” with the building team. Noticeably the water in the tank is colder now; so when your hands are in the mud it’s chilly! But the sun is still with us, providing good drying conditions to…
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September 16, 2018 0

August Building Update

By Elke Cole   Staying cool ….and composting toilets   In German the name for this time of year is “Hochsommer”, it translates to “high summer” and that’s what it feels like when the days are hot, the grass is parched and people have holidays on their minds. OUR building team has been fortunate to…
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August 10, 2018 0

July Building Update

Building Report By Elke Cole How do you prepare for plastering? Our team is going through the steps to have the site and materials ready for the plaster workshop with Athena Steen starting Saturday July 14th.  The Turtle House will be be our main action place and volunteers are doing last steps in getting it…
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July 10, 2018 0

OUR Building & Site Update June 2018

Clay, Sand and Superstars By Elke Cole What do you get when you mix clay, sand and straw? And What do you get when you mix sifted clay, sifted sand , fine straw (and optional sifted cowdung)? Read on to get the answer… These and similar questions were explored in several natural building teaching days…
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June 14, 2018 0

NATURAL BUILDING AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN AT OUR – Elke Cole

Here’s a question we are asked a lot around natural homes: ‘how much maintenance does it take?’ OR ‘How long does it last?’ While there are no simple answers to questions like that, we are currently revisiting OUR earliest buildings for some re-finishing. The Sanctuary was our first construction project- started in 2003. Since then…
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November 23, 2017 0