sean beasley's Profile

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My Gender

Male

A Little about Me

I feel like I woke up some time in the last year and a half, when I realised I'm not happy being a consumer, bowing down to markets and following the crowd. Instead of striving to acquire more, I just sold most of my stuff and made myself lighter, more free. Since then I have been looking into what does make me happy, what things are important to me, and I boiled it down to a few key points: People - family and friends of course, and everyone else too! Everyone has value. Nutrition - maximising my energy and strength Adventuring - seeing everything for myself Creating - being able to do anything with my hands It was only a matter of time before I came across alternative building methods, and the research began there. I did my first build recently in Wales, and I'm keen to get on more and learn as much as I can.

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Why I Build Sustainably

It's the future! Once you know about it, it would be insane to build conventional.

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

Did the first year of NVQ carpentry and joinery, so I'm pretty handy on the tools. I've done a straw bale build and learned how to stack, pin and repair bales. Would like to learn more about land acquisition, building design, flooring and other construction methods....all right, pretty much everything.

Building Styles I have Experience in

Straw Bale
Just once, in south wales for a couple of days. There were about 8 other volunteers, the builder and his family. I am a beginner. I helped put up the walls and put in the frame work, door and windows.

My Occupation

Camera assistant in TV and film, and fledgling entrepreneur

What I Read, Watch, and Listen to

Game of Thrones (SOIF) Sharpe Flashman Hunger Games Hybrid Bear McCreary Dark Dark Dark Emancipator Daughter The Wire Walking Dead Game of Thrones LOTR

Building Styles I'm Interested in

Cob
Rammed Earth
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Because of their efficiency, affordability, ease and accessibility - no need for expensive contractors.

My Education

University Degree, life as a freelancer

My Eating Habits

Omnivore
I'm a good cook! I love mexican, chinese, thai and everything else