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I am a guy from Western Australia

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<FONT SIZE=7>AdobeCam </FONT><FONT SIZE=5>Showers forecast for much of this week. We will try to work between the raindrops.<BR><BR>

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Winter is the rainy season in West Australia so working hours are controlled by the weather and the availability of WWOOFers / HELPXers. We start work about 8:30am our time and work until about 2:00pm.


Click this link to download excerpts from our WWOOFers / HELPXers Information Booklet.


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We are building our "hacienda" in the Santa Fe style and we live in Western Australia, hence the name Santa Fe WA. We fell in love with the style when we lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico 23 years ago.


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Floor Plan and Artist's Sketches

The house, not counting the garage, is 395 sq.meters (4251.75 sq. ft.). North is at the top of the floor plan and at the upper right in the sketches. Our friend, Simon, did a great job with the sketches particularly since he was unfamiliar with the Santa Fe style of architecture.

Floor Plan.

Sketch 1.

Current progress on Santa Fe W.A.

Training and Information

Our thanks to Joe Tibbets and his comprehensive "Southwest Solaradobe School" which we attended, his information packed "Earthbuilder" publication and "The Earthbuilder's Encyclopedia CD-ROM" which is my bible. He also offers "Adobe House Plans" and many other services.

Adobebuilder.

Earthen Construction

Adobe, mudbrick, compressed earth block, pressed earth block, rammed earth and other clay based materials all take advantage of the thermal mass properties of earthen construction. We have chosen compressed earth blocks (CEBs) and we make our own using an Impact 2001A machine designed by David Lienau and built by Lawrence Jetter of Advanced Earthen Construction Technologies (AECT) in San Antonio, Texas. Both David and Lawrence have been most generous in their ongoing advice and support.

Impact 2001A.

The Scat Trak

Moving the raw clay and the pallets full of compressed earth blocks would be impossible without the use of the Scat Trak made available to us almost every day thanks to our generous neighbors, Rod and Marian Mitchell of Mitchell's Exploration Services.

Scat Trak.

Designing, Building and Maintaining the Plant

We owe a great deal of gratitude to Ken O"Neill who made my plant design actually work. It would not exist without his welding, mechanical, block laying and numerous others skills.

Ken.

Volunteers and Contributors

Thanks ,also, to the neighbors, workmates and other friends who have contributed time and/or materials to our project. They include our building consultant, David as well as John and Aileen, Byron and Wendy, Ivan, Red, Stacey, Josh, Donna and Steve, Eugene, Gaby and Helmut, Jamie, Leon, and Sandy.

WWOOFers & HELPXers

Much of the credit for the current progress is owed to WWOOFers and HELPXers. If you are not familiar with the concept, they are travellers from around the world who contribute labour in exchange for accommodation and meals. So far, we have had people from Australia, Holland, France, South Korea, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Finland, England, Wales and the United States. Each one of them has made valuable contributions and they have become good friends. Our 14 year old son and 10 year old daughter have gained much from the exposure to other cultures



WWOOFers & HELPXers Hall Of Fame

Giri and our son Joshua.
Giri and our son Joshua

Yasmine and our daughter Jesse.
Yasmine and our daughter Jesse

Aurelien.
Aurelien from France

Marcus.
Marcus from Australia

Lynn.
Lynn from the USA

Tae Soon.
Tae Soon from South Korea

Eric.
Eric from Canada

Marylise.
Marylise from Canada

Katarina.
Katarina from Germany

Kang and Umi.
Kang and Umi from South Korea

Rita and Sean.
Rita and Sean from Ireland

Jae.
Jae from South Korea

Sauli.
Sauli from Finland



Ceri.
Ceri from Wales



Jen.
Jen from England



Tony.
Tony from Ireland



Greg.
Greg from France



Doerte.
Doerte from Germany

Emma.
Emma from Germany



Carrie.
Carrie from the USA



Kristin.
Kristin from the USA



Tomoki.
Tomoki from Japan



Suyeon.
Suyeon from South Korea



Hansel.
Hansel from South Korea



Martin.
Martin from Scotland



Dajana.
Dajana from Germany



Roddy.
Roddy from Scotland



Clement.
Clement from France



Melanie.
Melanie from France



Theresa.
Theresa from Sweden



Joshua.
Joshua from Canada



Tomoko.
Tomoko from Japan



Matt.
Matt from Australia

Louis.
Louis from France

Richard.
Richard from England



Steffen.
Steffen from Germany



Maja.
Maja from Sweden



Zarah.
Zarah from Sweden



Pete.
Pete from England



Posy.
Posy from England



Jason.
Jason from Canada



Barbara.
Barbara from Switzerland & Canada



Scott.
Scott from England



Rachel.
Rachel from England



Garth.
Garth from Australia



Heather.
Heather from Australia



Sarah.
Sarah from the USA



John.
John from the USA



Rexh.
Rex from Hong Kong



WonSang.
Won Sang from South Korea



Horace.
Horace from Taiwan



Eiran.
Eiran from Israel



Danna.
Danna from Israel



Lauren.
Lauren from Scotland



Sam.
Sam from Taiwan



Ruby.
Ruby from Taiwan



Clare.
Clare from the UK



Dean.
Dean from the UK



Allan.
Allan from Queensland



Kate.
Kate from Queensland



Johann.
Johann from France



Marie.
Marie from France



Darren.
Darren from Queensland



Rachel.
Rachel from Queensland



Ryan.
Ryan from Taiwan



Alex.
Alex from Germany



Ashley.
Ashley from Scotland



Jackie.
Jackie from the USA



Marion.
Marion from Wales



Jemma.
Jemma from the UK



Michael.
Michael from France



Benoit.
Benoit from France



Hanna.
Hanna from Germany



Jerome.
Jerome from France



Annie.
Annie from France



Sylvain.
Sylvain from France



Helene.
Helene from France



Sarah.
Sarah from the UK



Elena.
Elena from Australia



Pauline & Arnaud.
Pauline & Arnaud from France



Damien.
Damien from France



Mickael.
Mickael from France



Stephanie.
Stephanie from France



Sam.
Sam from England



Balazs.
Balazs from Hungary



Philippe.
Philippe from France



Mathieu.
Mathieu from France



Alex.
Alex from The UK



Jonas.
Jonas from the US



Amandine.
Amandine from France



Sandie.
Sandie from Hong Kong



Avi & Yael.
Avi & Yael from Israel



Nir.
Nir from Israel



Yannai.
Yannai from Israel



Yottam.
Yottam from Israel



Yael & Mieka.
Yael & Mieka from Israel



Francesco.
Francesco from Italy



Steve.
Steve from Taiwan



Karine.
Karine from France



Lake.
Lake from Taiwan



Rachel.
Rachel from Taiwan (with Rocky)



Apel.
Apel from Malaysia



Karen.
Karen from Taiwan



Simon.
Simon from France



Nigel.
Nigel from Taiwan



Virginie.
Virginie from France



Elena.
Elena from Germany



Sylvain.
Sylvain from France



Anne-Charlotte.
Anne-Charlotte from France



Miu.
Miu from Hong Kong



Julie.
Julie from Taiwan



Alain.
Alain from the U.S. & France



Peter.
Peter from Australia & New Zealand



Igor.
Igor from Spain



Rudi.
Rudi from Belgium



Makoto.
Makoto from Japan





The "Adoberos"

The four of us.
The four of us: Bill, Denise, Joshua and Jesse



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Welcome to Santa Fe W.A.



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