Gail Pugsley's Profile

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My Gender

Female

A Little about Me

I live in a secluded, park-like setting on KY River/Palisades. Well, more like a jungle than a park, hehe. We had a second house 12/14'x 40' (rough guess)that burned to the ground, and I would love to build something there. So I am interested in alternative building styles. We have plenty of room to grow food, though have barely started.

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Why I Build Sustainably

I have always been fascinated by unusual buildings. 'Round' log cabin or a square shape with all rooms leading to a central kitchen. I LOVED both. I am interested in building an inexpensive smallish house, perhaps with greenhouse attached, if possible.

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

I have some conventional building experience. Carpentry, and mainly siding and metal brake operator. I definitely want to do some permaculture

My Life Philosophy

Nothing is so bad that it can not be fixed, live for the best and plan for the worst. (My husband wrote that, guess I will just leave it).

My Occupation

"Retired" Feb. 2015. Hoping to make money online. Not so far. Should be doing some homesteading stuff.

What I Read, Watch, and Listen to

Think and Grow Rich, self-help, Vegan cooking, The Glass Castle, A Girl Named Zippy. DooWop, Blues. older romantic comedies, Rear Window(any James Stewart), Little Miss Sunshine was ok. James Garfield/Charles Bronson.

Building Styles I'm Interested in

Cob
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
cordwood
I have always been interested in the unconventional. Learned about them from magazines and the internet.

My Education

About two years of college. Accounting/General. Many years ago.

My Eating Habits

Vegetarian
I am a recipe junkie and love to read cooking blogs, and Pinterest-swoon. I had been a clean eater, and have fallen back into chips, candy, and string cheese. And gaining weight every day! Some favorites are Pesto Pasta w. lots of vegetables, Fried Rice w. Edamame and vegetables, Westbrae Black bean and rice, and many more.