Kameron Stroud's Profile

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My Gender

Male

A Little about Me

My main motivation in joining "The Poosh" is to gain skills in sustainable building / alternative living with the hope of finding a community or eco-village to stay at in the future.

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Why I Build Sustainably

I'm interested in learning more about sustainable building techniques in the hope of finding a 'simpler' way of life which creates less of an impact on the environment, and is based more around community than consumerism. A place to simply just "Be".

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

I can help with conversational English Language in exchange for help with other languages. I'm also looking to learn a bit more about Sound Baths/Therapy if you have any knowledge on that!

My Life Philosophy

I'm interested in life, consciousness and new experiences!

Building Styles I have Experience in

Reclaimed Materials
Stone/Flint walls
I don't have too much experience in any sustainable building stylesbut i am eager to learn and I'd love to meet more like-minded individuals. I spent a few months in India using traditional building materials to help build vermi-compost units for a rural community as part of an International Development project. I also helped a family in Spain clear some over-grown land to help convert it in to productive space for future fruit and veg growth. I was also shown the *very* basics of dry stone wall building there, and using lime/sand as filler...

My Occupation

I'm currently working as a Recovery Worker in a Rehab.

What I Read, Watch, and Listen to

~Books~ Derelict Days - Irv Thomas, The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley, LSD: My Problem Child - Albert Hoffman, Pihkal & Tihkal - The Shulgins, Planetwalker: 17 Years of Silence, 22 Years of Walking - John Francis, Hallucinations - Oliver Sacks, Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Carl Jung ~Music~ Mostly Rock & Folk, but I can enjoy most things ~Movies~ The Salton Sea, Mr. Nobody, LotR Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, Spun, probably more which don't come to mind straight away!

Building Styles I'm Interested in

Cob
Rammed Earth
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks
Reclaimed Materials
Local Materials (ie Sustainable Wood)
Stone/Flint walls
I'd really like to work on an Earthship probject at some point, but at the moment it's more of a case of experiencing a few techniques and seeing what works for me.

My Education

Level 3 Counselling Studies Certificate (Kent, England), Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate (Kent, England), 140hour TEFL Certificate (Jalisco, MX), International Citizen Service (Raleigh International, India), BA Hons Film &Television Production (Cambridge, England)

My Eating Habits

Omnivore
I'm give anything a go, something with a bit of spice is always nice..