Natural Building Portfolio 2015-date

2023 February
Remodel windows and doors, followed by house Repaint

– 2022 December – 2023 January
Mounting wood fibre insulation panels onto a clay block house, followed by full render

– 2022 October
Clay render workshop and tadelakt workshop in UK with Sigi Kolo and Will Stanwix

– 2022 August
Camping shower and 2 compost toilets, full build with Nordic and portuguese pines. Seperate deck for glamping tent

– 2022 spring/summer
Interior render of wooden frame house. 3 layers of clay onto cork insulation panels. First two layers were local red clay earth processed by hand on site, final layer was Tierrfino clay render.

Exterior render onto cork using NHL3.5 adhesive followed by silicate final render.

Dry stacked stone retaining wall around house

– 2022
Framing, roof, compost toilet and plumbing for camping toilet, Sarzedas Portugal

– 2019-2022
Labouring for professional roofers and builders in Castelo Branco, Portugal
– 2018/19
Role: self build barn renovation. Rebuilding our ruin using clay and wood. We have worked with experimental and traditional techniques including wattle and daub, adobe bricks and Tadelakt.

Role: Leading team to research and application of exterior render, 2 projects.
Project 1: research and create tests for a water resistant exterior render on a cob structure using cow manure. Conclude project by rendering the whole building

Project 2: lead team to research and create tests to render a clay block building using lime and clay. Concluded project by rendering the building with a group of 25 scouts.

– 2017
Role: part of a volunteer team.
Cob eco lodge. Cardinot, Rio de Janeiro. Gravel foundation, dry stacked natural stone foundation, cob walls, train track sleeper window and door frames.

– 2016
Role: co-building of structure from start to finish with the owner of the farm.
Wooden frame heated aquaponics greenhouse, Tennessee USA. Concrete foundation feet, wooden frame, PVC pipe roof, two layer plastic walls and roof with air pump to create insulation pocket, gas powered thermostat linked heater and fan for heating and ventilation, wiggle wire secured for quick opening and sealing of walls.

Role: Part of volunteer team led by professional sustainable building manager.
Two storey cob house in Cardinot, Rio de Janeiro. Built using a gravel foundation, natural stone and cement stem wall, cob walls, train track wood window and door frames, green roof, cow poo exterior render, lime interior finish, tadelakt bathrooms finish, slate and wood floors.


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