Eric Puro's Mökki Summer House Retaining Wall

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Build Project Description

We are building a retaining wall out of fully sustainable wood and other materials. The purpose of this build project is to make some more flat walkable area at the summer cottage so mumu (Satu´s grandmother) can walk around. The build project is in the rural parts of Finland with a sauna, lake, and grill! Very peaceful place with lots of meditation.

Structure of My Build Project

Individual Builder (ie: Personal Home or Structure)

Building Styles Integrated

Recycled Materials
Local Materials
Round Wood

Sustainable Systems Integrated


Build Project Facilities

There is a kitchen, hot/cold water, compost toilet, shower, sauna, and a big bed with your name on it.

Activities near the Build Project

We have a row boat for the lake. There is also some great woods nearby with packed full of blue berries and mushrooms! We also sauna almost every night.

What to Expect about Food

Shared Costs
Right now we do not have the funds to fully pay for your meals (maybe). Send a message if this is a problem and let´s figure something out.

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Current Building Status

Build Project Completed

Type of Build Project


Projected Start and End Dates

21 Aug 2013 to 20 Sep 2013

Previous Building Experience

I have built two earthship style houses now, 1 in the USA (Oregon) and 1 in Portugal. I have loads of experience in building with cob, tires, and different ways to plaster cob. I also have experience thatching with water reed as this is how we covered the yoga studio earthship in Portugal (see the project on as well). I am very willing to answer any questions you might have about building.

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Type of Volunteer Being Looked for

any and all!

Where you will be Sleeping

you will have a private bed, and maybe even a private house.

Maximum Time a Volunteer can Stay

10 days

How much Notice Needed Prior to Hosting

2 days

The Number of POOSHers Desired

2 POOSHers


Michael Beck's picture

Photos please!!

Eric Puro's picture

done!  Do you like em?