I received the emergency shelter book from Cal-Earth. It has many interesting designs for small adobe housing, suitable for visitors. Trying out a few of these will be a good step toward learning how to build with this method in preparation for the larger permanent residence eco-dome housing, and will provide more comfortable spaces for visitors to stay.
I continue to focus most of my energies on the business (Sites That Grow LLC) to generate capital for the project. I have taken on a part-tiem teaching job, which is keeping me busier than ever.
We recently had a visit from Patricia, a woman from Tucson, who is interested in the project and can draw out a housing plot for us -- she is an interior designer. We hope to have another visit from her soon.
We also received an inquiry from Mark, of the Oracle, Arizona area.
Another man named Mike G. has also expressed interest and may come to visit sometime in 2009.
The spring winds came powerfully in March. So powerfully that the tin roof on the toilet house blew off. It was time to do something drastic, so we put on a layer of OSB (plywood) and asphalt roll roofing. The roof is now extremely solid and will handle anything that Mother Nature will deliver (no tornadoes here).