Welcome to my humble attempt at ‘having a web page’. I am not very active in cyber-space, as i am often getting my hands muddy building things with clay, sand, and whatever else happens to be around. And if i am not busy doing that, I am off coaching soccer, or practicing Qi gong.
I am, at heart, a youth worker, process facilitator and wilderness guide. I might also pass for a building biologist, building scientist, designer, artisan, or craftsman. I even have a fancy set of initials (M.A. Ed) attachable to my name when I am hoping to impress some folks.
I build dwellings via natural processes because natural building is a great way to nurture personal, community, and environmental health. If you are interested in discovering more about this, please click the tabs: ‘Why Natural Building’ and ‘A Confluence of Remedy’.
When not building natural houses, I am usually crafting wood-fired masonry heaters and rocket stoves for all kinds of dwellings. Being able to gather around a good (h)eart(h) helps us feel deeply at home, and there is nothing like the gentle far-infra-red warmth these heaters provide. Furthermore, their ‘real-world’ efficiency is waaay beyond that of any ‘slow-burn’ metal box stove. For more about wood-fired heating click: ‘Masonry Heaters – a Piece of the Sun’.
And i you are curious discover even more efficient heating techniques. check out: Annualized Geo-Solar Heating.
I hope you enjoy 🙂