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More land

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

There has been a recent new development which has enabled me to purchase a further 90 Hectares of Prime earthship land.

This land has a small spring on it and is on a North facing slope with the most spectacular views.

Sunset in Plot 2 The spring

It also has a road access which make life much easier getting materials to site.

Roadway

It is flanked 1 KM away by a Rock amphitheatre with a natural stage approx 50M above ground.

This pictures really do not do it justice.  This picture is approx 200M across

Theatre Rock

I will hopefully proposing a subdivision of this land if anyone is interested in building their own earthship in Swaziland.

The rains are back

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

It looks like the only rain free period is going to be June-July.

On route to visit the land on 1st of August 2009 the road had been washed away.

Bridge Out

Swaziland Project Timeline

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Apologies to all for the delay on the blog.

I have lots of interim news and pictures that I will post in due course.

I have been busy in Lagos and the UK since October last year and have had precious little time and minimal bandwidth in Nigeria to update the blog.

Due to extended rains in Swaziland this year the staging window has been to small to complete staging in time for the build in May.

The first part of the staging was to get a scratch road put into the site and also to assemble a bulk of the recycled materials.

We have yet to get a useable road up to the site. I am visiting the site again this week as it is now dry enough to get the Landrover (with new all terrain tyres) up to the site and assess how we should progress.

We will therefore be staging from May 1st through to thend of the dry period 2009.

Main building starts March/April 2010 just as soon as the rains stop again.

Mike has just informed me that he has some experienced volunteers willing to help with staging. If anyone else has experience in Swaziland or South Africa I would be pleased to hear from them.

In the mean time the systems will be built in the US and shipped by container to Durban.

More later after the site visit.