As we sit in front of our creation, we smile. We smile because its now finished. We are waiting for the monks to arrive, to bless our building and the spirits of the land.
And the final product is an absolute magic and beauty, 8000 bottles were cleaned out from the beach and the streets and turned into this wall. An additional 300 + car tires, + 3000 lunch boxes and huge piles of scrap bottles and glas went into this beautiful building.
The walls have been painted, the side walls have been fixed, a solar system consisting of a 100w panel, a 10a controller and a 100aH sealed deep cycle battery is installed. The lights turn on, the pumps to the re circulation pump runs, the pump for the grey water to both bathrooms run.
The plants are in, both in the planter outside the doors, but also all around, sporting banana trees, chilli plants, lemongrass, aloe vera and a series of other food like plants.
Thank you Cambodia, we have learned so much from you and your people, and now its time to pay back! We have been contacted by a series of NGO’s, to have visits to the earthship, but also to have workshops in bottle cutting and assembly, solar power and tyre pounding.
Last but not least, we had to bless the symbol for our work. The tyre, the shovel, the sledge hammer and the spirit level.