Rui Assuncão's Profile

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My Gender

Male

A Little about Me

Am a regular Joe, that went to school, got formated on the same way that everybody else was and then grew curious about things. Having found straw bales, dug more and more about it and been at currently 2 (two) workshops about straw bale, bioconstruction and alternative wayss to the actual ways.

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Why I Build Sustainably

I am not only interested in sustainable building but on the whole sustainable living. I want to get my own piece of land, produce my own food, grow my own animals and be self sufficient. For such, i found that sustainable building would make more sense, rather than build a regular house. And for such thing to be possible, natural materials such as straw, wood and clay (and some others too)are the best, right?

My Life Philosophy

Laid back and easygoing, am smart and spirited. Hard working too, when clear, definite objectives are set.

Building Styles I have Experience in

Cob
Straw Bale

My Occupation

Actually, am a IT technician. On my free time, i can be found either on the woods with my friends, enjoying nature while trekking, camping or just playing some airsoft or at home, with my girlfriend.

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Building Styles I'm Interested in

Cob
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Thatched

My Education

Been on regular school up until the Portuguese 12th grade and did not joined any University for further study. Got some computer training and a couple of bio / eco construction workshops as previously said.

My Eating Habits

Omnivore