Elke Cole's Profile

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My Gender

Female

A Little about Me

I get things started- buildings, projects, people. Right now I'm in Cameroon with BetterWorld Cameroon and we're developing Ndanifor Permaculture Eco-Village, a demonstration site.

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My Build Projects

On the land of Ndanifor Permaculture Eco-village we are going to build a meeting hall, an eco-hut and an out-door kitchen with wood-saving stove. Surrounded by hills, farms and some forest, we have a spring and already functioning farm. Great...

Why I Build Sustainably

It's what I do:)

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

I enjoy working in Africa - especially with women. Can build stoves and ovens, do design of ecovillage sites and some organisational capacity building.

My Life Philosophy

The time to act is now

Building Styles I have Experience in

Cob
Rammed Earth
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Stone/Flint walls
earthbag
teacher for natural building for 12+ years at O.U.R.Ecovillage in Canada

My Occupation

Builder, designer, project leader, facilitator,

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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
local, traditional techniques

My Education

degree in architecture, years of experience in Natural Building, PDC, and more

My Eating Habits

Omnivore