We continue building with earth bags on the current little dome. With wonderful helpers braving the new changes in our world! Here are some photos George becomes part of 3 moons project with his own big metal cage of cinderlite rocks. Niko, Colette, then Sebastien in early March. Sebastien stays for several weeks, building bottle walls, and bamboo fencing. then Sierra and Wenzday, Elizabeth and Josh. JQ. Anna and her brother Mathew come for several days.
Mid June until mid July Steven. Ben and Tyler wonderfully build !!!
this part of the year adds to my spirit the old stones that tells me of history of this land in my blood! adds the liveliness of people living together, working together, a goal! Even this end of summer 2020, challenged with a world wide pandemic of a virus!
Arrived last evening enforced mask wearers in the bus and lively clusters of unmasked people at sidewalk cafés!
Of course in my mind the awesome near Death Valley desert . Where a few people live among the daily remembrance of once volcanos, slides of lava now hardened and black, Colors of deep sunset and ochre , a once Great Lake with big fish , now tiny in hidden creeks. Some those, comfortable realize the daily is unimportant !
3moons project began on chilly early March with intrepid Robert from Vancouver who wanted to build. We broke ground for the next little dome chaparral dome. Then came Julie from her workaways in New Zealand and Australia, joined us filling and putting down bags. Then came New workaways, Nathalie Daniel and their little Mabel. They can learn to add to their farm in New York State.. joined with building up the little dome. Daniel built the door.
Ruth from north Nevada. Brought tiles to add to some future mosaics! Ruth got in the mix of builders! Jimmie came from a long Workaway job in Mexico.
We all helped reconstructing some bag bloopers and up again! Learning from our mistakes!! Our long time dear friend Moe from Canada became part of the mix.
Joined with son Tim, Again ! This 3rd year! Hurrah! coming from Brussels with his enthusiastic boys Timtim, Mischa and Samsam. We started on Timtim’s idea to add bags to the leafy and bamboo tipi he,Moe, then Nancy and Donovan had built.
Didi came back from Berlin. An ace of bottle wall builder! She , with Jimmie, helped put up Again! The north fire pit wall the wind blew had blown down!
Eben, came, walking and often on his thumb! Intrepid ! Followed Mary’s suggestion, coming from Salton Sea to 3 moons! Another great builder! Jumped into mudding , lime plastering . Helped finish the little dome.
Mark and Nancy fond friends, from Michigan! Every year !! Wonderful There You are again!!!
Mark created the new sun shade west of the guest trailer. Nancy built the sturdy bridge over the swale !
Mary came herself with her partner, Bill. Seasoned bag builder, Thanks to all! up it went our little dome.
Ginger from Las Vegas brought her enthusiasm, her help and her friend Johnny !!
Eben created and completed the big bottle jug wall . Kudos also to John who had lugged many gallon jugs to become walls!
Daniel’s door was garnered with the help of Geneva, Dee, Eben,Mary and Bill.
Son Peter from Bellingham Massachusetts, made in 3 days this big toiet, or theatre space?! This became the Center piece of people painted around its walls.
For this grand end of season party, Lara brought this huge cloth and paints. The fun happened with participants!! Neighboring eco bloom farm people! From Las Vegas, with Sean, Amber, Casey, anLara, Ginger and and and!!!
Thanks to all who participated , built, sweated! Joined in becoming this seasonal home! off grid , down to earth! With , dirt , flies., bugs, critters, neighbor! Tortoise !
!how to tell this Huge addition ! The well ! Now 3 moons can really have a garden , grow trees! Thank you Tim !!!
thank you all.!! all of YOU who joined in with your enthusiasm ! Your support, of every kind!!
for the sunken little garden, dug down then built up with earth bags! built with Jon,meaghan, Donovan,then jessie, Martin, bing, tom
March 4 2018 brrr! So appreciating the early morning close to the fire at pit! Getting ready for this next spring!
first! Barbara and John from BC. Wonderful seeds and even cow patty from their Steiner garden. Thanks John for dome window install. John and Jon break out the sunken garden. Jon and I plaster dome , another coat with lime mix.
Meaghan starts . Catches on how to prepare and fill bags, tamping .
From Nancy in France, Quentin and Donovan jumps in shovelling, Filling bags and starts on to the long snakey bottle wall behind the 2nd trailer. Meaghan, Angelika and Helpful couple of visitors built up the breakfast roof shelter! Hidden window screens, offered! We’re roped together with palm fronds.
big wonderful week of work from my family! Tim and His trioTimtim, Mischa, Samsam. Need to look at you tube for their videos
The dome went up, 6 rows completed! Thanks to Erik’s teaching! And help from Meaghan and Sheldon,
With help from The troop here! Mark added to last year’s deck.
while her partnerNancy, person not town!worked on the little palm frond tipi.
Nancy took down a heavy winter tarp . She began rebuilding, tying bamboo and palm fronds as Timtim and Moe had done last year. Donovan, with Karina’s help finished the new palm frond tipi!
fresh Workaways! Karina, US,, Bing from China, Aussie Jessie and last ! in late June! Martin from Slovakia helped complete…..
the sunken garden, final plastering , mosaics and the start for the new little dome.
with all this! The TOP! Gary’s 8 sided windows graces the traveler’s Dome !!!
Final touches! The wonderful dome lady by Lara! the waving greeting of the OM yellow silk banner, thanks to Tom from Elsinore! And! Martin as a Slovak samurai, slays Anthony’s medusa! on top of the dome!
Now anticipate the surprises of new helpers, visitors, wonderful staunch returnees, and who will be the next resident 3 mooners!
going up with Miguel and Deb from Jamaica, Diana from Berlin, Kana from Tokyo, Tim, Timtim , Yann from Brussels, Moe from Canada, Paul from Tecopa! Mary from LA and New Mexico, Lotte from Netherlands, Chip from here!Anthony and Ceatta, Jamie, Bob, Laurie, Steve from Las Vegas.3moons-2017
Mark created and built the deck Nancy with the sun and wind shade , from AnnArbor all this wonderful making possible 3 Moons project!
Diana started the new wall on the north side of the fire pit . Finished in 2 weeks with help from Kana on her spring break from Amherst. Anthony helped on the start. Also started a big bottle wall Anthony suggested.
3 moons project usually is open for creating and building, from March through July. building with earth bags, domes, walls, plastering, bottle walls and experience this challenging, off grid exciting place !
living at 3 Moons project! small solar panels give our lights and phone charges.
We began with an old trailer, covered by a sun shade.and surrounded with bottle walls and bamboo shades. Gardening starts slowly. We compost.
STAYS can handle 2 to 4 at a time.for a minimum week , or weeks, or months! If you have a vehicle, you can park your car,van, camper. Keep in mind that we can expect freezing nights in March and hot days in July !. For those who stay and work. There are 2 small beds in the earth bag shed, 2 queen size beds, north and south of trailer under the sun shed.and 2 or 3 people at the traveler dome. Bring your bedding!
Our meals are basic, without refrigeration! often cooked with our sun oven, or wood cooked on rocket stoves. In extremis! there is a propane stove in the trailers! Stores and eateries are 18 miles in Pahrump, NV. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch by Feb WHERE WE ARE 3 Moons Project is in a sparse desert area, in the Death Valley system. in Charleston View, Ca. the address is Tecopa Ca., at the corner of Falcon and Charity , dirt roads. 22 miles east of Tecopa , 50 miles west of Las Vegas Nevada Those who need to arrive by plane, can be picked up at the international airport Check out videos on YOU TUBE face book etc! email email@example.com
I started building earth bag buildings ?
With my pull towards simple building, I had the opportunity to learn and work with Nader Khalili, an architect, teaching at SCI ARC in Los Angeles.
His class, called, architecture without architects ! In 1994, he began his center, Cal-Earth, to build with earth bags.. Exists and thrives ! With a few others, I lived and worked there for 2 years. A few years later, I built, not completely, open top,, a 20 ft dome , nearby in Charleston View.
get in touch with me firstname.lastname@example.org In joy Consider that we are on similar paths for self growth, ! Love, compassion. Joy ! We are all part of this whole ! Humans, critters, elementals, seeable and non!! on this planet and with everyone else awake!