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This time lapse of Norris Square Neighborhood Project’s Earthship is funky

A robot shot this time lapse. May 27, 2016 Category: Purpose


Updated May 27, 2016 at 10:43AM: A previous version of this article did not have a credit to the videographer. It has been amended.
Building an Earthship is tedious work.

Packing all that dirt into all those old tires strewn across a big ol’ hole that was dug out beneath the blistering heat of the hot, hot sun — it’s laborious, gritty and time-consuming.

But it can be worth it. That’s what the folks at Norris Square Neighborhood Project are banking on, at least. Staff, volunteers and neighborhood kids have been building out this earthen greenhouse bit by bit and expect to finish the job sometime next spring.

The community-based nonprofit has a robot (a robot!) filming the progress.

Here it is — complete with one of those funky filters and a soothing, mellow soundtrack.

The timelapse was created by Kensington-based designer and engineer Adolphe Alexander, who also owns the robot (a robot!) and designed the Earthship.

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