Update from the Trash Studio

Packing out the tire wall

Packing out the tire wall

Summer has been a busy time at the Trash Studio.
The front retaining walls are complete, three cisterns are installed, the berm is nearing completion, and the roof is in full swing!

The roof has 6 beams that need a few finishing touches before the decking is installed.
Once the decking is complete, installation of the vapor barrier, insulation and tar paper roofing material will complete the roof.

In the past week, we’ve made many batches of cob to “pack out” the tires inside the Studio. Soon we’ll be making cob to cover the tires completely!

Today we used the last of our clay, so we’ll need to source more. If anyone has any leads on where to obtain clay, please let us know!!
While we wait on the clay, we’ll continue construction on the roof.

Plastic bottle bricks and cob

Plastic bottle bricks and cob

We’re in need of 3-5 volunteers per work party to assist with carpentry on the roof.

If you want to learn a bit of carpentry, sign up and come on out to the Studio!
Also of note, a sliding glass door was recently donated to the project to be used on the front face.
Thanks for reading and we hope to see you and your friends out at the Trash Studio soon!


Organizer at Earthship Seattle
Co-founder of Earthship Seattle
Co-founder of Star Community in Seattle
Founder of the Tenowa eco-village project in Washington
Permaculture Design Course graduate from Lost Valley, Oregon
Board member of NICA (Northwest Intentional Communities Association)

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