This blog was created back in November 2011. I feel it really is time to start using it!
We are living near Westcliffe, Colorado temporarily while the earthbag house remains a work in progress. Our septic perc test failed. There is not enough soil over bedrock. Per code we need 8 feet but we only have 5 feet. We checked on using a Watson Wick septic alternative here but found it was not feasible. Colorado law does not allow a well when using an evapotranspiration septic alternative. We are now having an engineered mound system plan drawn up before the building permit can be issued.
Meanwhile, we have contacted a local trucking company to haul 26 tons of scoria to Westcliffe. I will then have the scoria delivered to the build site. The actual building design is still in progress.