Andreas Duenow's Profile

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My Gender

Male

A Little about Me

Feeling a little stagnant in life and particularly work at the moment and looking to learn new things and hopefully surround myself with innovative, progressive and intelligent people. I think we can often be defined by the company we keep and we most certainly are influenced by them. I'm happy to go vego for any food provided situation.

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Why I Build Sustainably

Perhaps I will build with natural materials in the future. I have always had an interest in sustainable building materials and over the years have collected a hand full of books on the subject. Theory is one thing...practical application is king of teaching.

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

Bricklaying/ blocklying, tiling, bagging, freestone walls, drystone walls, paving, crazy paving, Hebel walls, dry-stack garden retaining walls, Versalock walls, pizza ovens.

My Life Philosophy

This is something I will quite happily keep working out for the rest of my life but for the moment I would say that compassion is important and empathy is the key to compassion. At the same time if you are too forgiving and easy on people you are just putting them at a disadvantage and preventing them from growing through experience. Does that make any sense?

Building Styles I have Experience in

Reclaimed Materials
Stone/Flint walls

My Building Qualifications

Bricklayer. 11 years since I began, 7 years fully qualified.

My Occupation

3rd Generation Bricklayer. Tasmanian trained.

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 Eating Habits

Omnivore