By: Shanon Carlson (Jul 13, 2012)
My boyfriend and daughter and I planned a trip here for fathers day. My boyfriend is really interested in building earthships and was very exciting for the experience of learning about them. It took us about three hours to get there. I called the woman of the house and asked about bringing my daughter. I did this because she is only 19 months old and I didn't want to bring her if they would rather not have children. She was very kind about me bringing her and I was happy about that aspect. We drove there and when we got there the people were very nice. We waited for everyone to arrive then started the tour. The man of the house started us out first with some explanation of what the earthship is. Then the lady of the house started in. This is the same lady I talked to on the phone. She started talking about how her family was from the Appalachian mountains and and how she is a (the B word). Ok, there were a lot of kids on this tour. That was completely wrong. I let it go because we drove three hours to get there. The tour began ok and when we finally got to to the house she served tea the "English way" and made a big deal about having a proper cup of tea. She wasn't rude, but it was very odd. She didn't have much patience. We finally got to go inside the house. It was disgusting. I understand its made out of mud and brick but it smelled like gross dogs that don't get bathed. They do have pets, including a cat which I am allergic of. Cat hair was flying all of the place. The man gave the tour of the front room. It was ok except he just keep "selling" the book he wrote. We didn't pay to come here to listen to that, we came to learn about the earth ship. We finally went into the living room where the lady of the house got toys out for my child and another little girl. That was nice. Well, the kids got a little loud and she told them they need to use inside voices. Again, my daughter is 19 months old, she does not get that concept and this lady knew I was bringing her, plus they weren't even that loud. Then the lady started bragging about her grandchild. She didn't even hardly talk about the house. The living room was dark and looked like a hoarders house. The children started getting louder. She looked past them at everyone and rudely said I feel like I am talking over people.... um.... really? I was told her I was sorry and don't worry we will leave. She was very rude. The earthship was properly built and was a disgrace to the earthship community. We learned nothing and it was a waste of a fathers day. I wouldn't suggest to anyone to go here. I would rather go on a two day trip to another earthship to waste my time again.
Comments on this Review:
John Strohl says: (Mar 5, 2013)
What a long, useless review! Why is this here? What happened to the Local Harvest Review standards? This lady had a child that was OUT OF CONTROL an she acted like she didn't even recognize it. It's not the "lady of the house's" responsibility, it's the mother's - get real!!
Arthur kettner says: (Mar 6, 2013)
In a situation where you want to learn about or visit a home, it is important to understand yourself and how you control your kids. When our family went to Blue Rock Station, we was a parents first and participants second. We would never let our kids run free in someone's home especially if they were gracious enough to invite us in!