I'm a natural building engineer with over a decade of experience in code-approved alternative building techniques that utilize straw, clay, and hemp. I specialize in affordable tiny homes, off-grid or on, and backyard 3-4 season greenhouses. I consult professionally for hempcrete and conduct research and studies on the performance and suitability of hemp in a northern climate.
I have University affiliations and connections around the globe with leading natural building experts. I'm also a 3D printing expert, specializing in filaments made of hemp, wood waste, processed landfill, and biodegradable materials. My printers may be small, but I have been able to develop and prototype some big ideas. I have additive manufacturing training from MIT, and plan on more training in the areas of parametric design and non-planar slicing.
I live and work on a 40 acre permaculture farm where I build, hold workshops and tours, and hang out with my kids. I am a professional online sales merchant, and media manager. I run several media groups to share information: hemp growing, natural building, 3d earth printing, and more. I have dedicated my engineering skills and qualifications to furthering the understanding and acceptance of alternative building materials.
I design, build, and collect data on everything I make, publishing results for open-source reference and utilization, while also presenting and teaching what I learn.
Depending on the project, various people will be invited to be a part, resulting in multiple overlapping teams and projects.