Michael Beck's Profile

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My Gender

Male

A Little about Me

I am currently working with thePOOSH.org as the social media minister! We plan on living fairly temporary lives the next couple years, traveling in promotion and building when we can.

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Keep this one fed with coffee and food, and you will love having his spirit around. He makes great sounds out of a guitar and great tastes out of some food. Can't wait to continue traveling around Europe with MichaelBeck!
When I first met Michael we were embarking on a trek in the olympic national park, USA. The car ride was long- he provided the tunes & casual radio chat! He's a wealth of musical knowledge. Focused and valued team player, Michael built his home (earthship) and is committed to creating more...
I have worked together with Michael and really enjoyed it! He has a good understanding of sustainable building, and know-how to work in a team. He is one of the people, who you can find searching for precious stones in the build site and creating a piece of art in your living space!

My Build Projects

A group of us bought 62 acres 9 miles south of Berea, KY last summer. We are currently working on building a log cabin as a community building which we will all live in until personal houses are built. It will continue to be used as the communal...
We had a wonderful festival and are now looking for whoever wants to come out to the lake to help build, be creative, keep us company, share stories, have a beer, etc! Reach me at 574-312-8811 to come out!

Why I Build Sustainably

There are many facets of sustainable building that interest me. Economically, it is a much more viable option to build your own house than pay rent or spend your life savings on a roof over your head. Environmentally, it makes sense for your house to function in harmony with the environment in which it is built rather than just use and use and use more energy to heat, cool, provide water, etc. Socially and psychologically, I feel better in a house made of natural and recycled materials than a conventionally built square box!

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

If there is a guitar around, I am a happier camper. I'm a fairly quick learner and enjoy learning new tasks. I'm a great cook too!

My Life Philosophy

Do what you wanna do as long as it doesn't hurt others!

Building Styles I have Experience in

Cob
Earthship/used tires
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Stone/Flint walls

My Building Qualifications

I can wield a sledgehammer like few other people!

My Occupation

Social Media Minister for thePOOSH.org!

What I Read, Watch, and Listen to

I enjoy fiction. Some of my favorite authors are Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Dostoyevsky, David Mitchell and JRR Tolkien. Music is one of my passions. I've been enjoying more bluegrass and funk lately, thanks to some of my friends. Movies are few and far between in my life right now!

Building Styles I'm Interested in

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

My Education

BA in English from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

My Eating Habits

Omnivore
I love food. That's the short end of it!