alley nicol's Profile

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A Little about Me

Hi, I guess like many other people I dream of building my own house from scratch one day. In the meantime I can maybe come and help you build yours? I like to learn stuff by doing and that means natural building materials, community projects and gardening. I have some volunteer experience on a straw bale house build here in Scotland and on a recent trip to Spain I stayed with a few different folks helping on different projects from picking olives to ramming tyres. I have also worked from time to time on site with different kinds of stonework.

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Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

Design, general building knowledge, some practical construction skills, enthusiasm

My Life Philosophy

Love,laugh and learn.

Building Styles I have Experience in

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

My Building Qualifications


My Occupation

architect/ gardener

Building Styles I'm Interested in

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

My Education

Edinburgh College of Art

My Eating Habits

Love to eat and love to cook.