April Simmons's Profile

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A Little about Me

I'm just rambling this big beautiful planet-- using every moment to feel something, learn something, help someone, or most importantly, have fun.

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Michael Beck's picture April is a creative, strong, curious woman! Woo hoo! You rock.
Michael Beck's picture April is a wonderful person and a joy to build with. She has a beautiful voice and a nice habit of laughing in the face of challenges.

My Build Projects

This one hectare farm is a residential education centre for children, young people and farmers, providing an educational journey from seed to business, acknowledging the importance of independent food security in an ever-more unpredictable global...

Why I Build Sustainably

Because it makes sense and it feels good

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

I've been learning the guitar for the past year on the road and I always love to learn more. I also want to learn about education and teaching philosophy to children, especially. And, of course, I try to learn as much about natural building as possible.

My Life Philosophy

Life is simple; enjoy it

Building Styles I have Experience in

Rammed Earth
Earthship/used tires
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
I´ve participated in the building of two earthships, one a bathhouse and the other a yoga studio. The Yogaship was with a thatched roof, so I also have a bit of experience with that. I´m familiar with techniques to collect/divert water around a building. I built sliding doors from bamboo and ropes made of cactus. I know a technique to waterproof cob with Opuntia cactus and a technique to protect natural ropes from water, bugs, and general wear with pine tar. I've also built walls with the rammed earth and wattle and daub techniques. I´m happy to share any of the things that I´ve learned along the way with anyone who is interested.

My Occupation

Building, playing, dancing, and travelling without money, POOSHing

Building Styles I'm Interested in

Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Stone/Flint walls

My Education

BA in Philosophy and Org Communications

My Eating Habits