Running Water

We’re in town briefly today to clean up and finish our final packing… but we hooked up our water system at the property yesterday, a big plus. We used an RV water pump, and a 30 gallon water tank hooked up to a sink and shower head. Here are some pix.

Cleaning out the sink.

The filter, the accumulator, and the pump. We’ll run this on a 12 volt battery until the solar system is set up.

The shower head in our outdoor shower.


5 thoughts on “Running Water

  1. This is one of the most awesome things I have ever witnessed.
    A bunch of us were looking at this blog this morning, and we wanted to know why lava rock? Is it more insulating or heat retentitive?

    Merry Christmas!

    • Great to hear from you Michael. Yes, the lava rock is both insulating and heat retentive. The bags are 15″ think and each weigh around 40-50 lb. So we are guesstimating the R-Value is around 40-50. It was -20 overnight here a few weeks ago, and the inside temp stayed around 65-70 degrees after the wood stove went out… so it’s quite warm. Thanks for visiting and have a great holiday.

  2. Hi, just wanted to say I love what you guys are doing!
    We hope to start building a selfsufficient earthbag home somewhere this year, depending on how fast we can find land & building permits in Southern Europe.

    I was wondering though, where is your water coming from? Are you collecting rain water, or is there a well of some sort?

    Kind regards,

    • There is a creek that runs through the property. Before buying our property, we looked specifically for property with a creek. We also collect rainwater and we have a filter that we run the water through. Thanks for visiting.

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