Michael Stedman's Profile

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My Gender

Male

A Little about Me

Artist and activist. (How's that for summarized?)

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Why I Build Sustainably

Ideally, I wouuld like to start a self-sustainable eco village.

Skills I would like to Work on or Share.

As Socrates would say, all I know is that I know nothing. I am knowledgeable in many areas, but an expert in none, so I am open to learning all I can.

My Life Philosophy

"An it harm none, do what ye will"

My Building Qualifications

Unfortunately, my only experience is in conventiional construction. I was an independent insurance adjuster for catastrophes such as hurricanes, floods, fires, etc... and was certified by FEMA as a housing inspector.

My Occupation

Artist (actor, singer, poet, photographer) and activist.

What I Read, Watch, and Listen to

Eclectic tastes in all 3

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
Depending on the location, some styles may not be feasible, so a knowledge of all styles allows for flexibility and adaptability.

My Education

High school graduate. Self educated in various other avenues.

My Eating Habits

Omnivore
I love cooking. Cooking is an art in my opinion. I prefer cooking from scratch as opposed to heating stuff up.