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Simon Dale talks about his experience with natural building in the UK
A brief interview with our friend Simon Dale talking about his experience with truly low cost, low impact natural building with local materials. Apologies for audio quality, we realise the music can be disturbing and that it differs greatly on different audio setups. Unfortunately this cannot be changed.




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Uploaded on 8 Nov 2011
Growing up in the wild hills of the Pacific Northwest, it seems like SunRay was always building something. His favorite source of inspiration and materials is the woods around him, "God's Hardware Store" as he calls it. When working on a project it is not uncommon to see him pick up a saw and head off into the woods looking for the right piece of wood to present itself. If he says anything, he'll mumble "I'm going shopping."
Check out more of SunRay's work here: sunraykelley.com
Filmed by Gary Tyler Mcleod & Austin Will
Edited by Gary Tyler Mcleod
About the "Inspired By..." video series:

The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with creatives. Everyone from artists and musicians to engineers and architects call Portland home. Immersed in this culture of thinkers and makers, the team at Shwood is constantly drawing inspiration from the artisans that surround us. The "Inspired By..." video series is intended to share some of Shwood's daily inspiration with others around the globe.


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Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? Jon Jandai at TEDxDoiSuthep

Uploaded on 3 Aug 2011

Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs. For more information visit http://www.punpunthailand.org


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There a concept called earthship, invented by an impressive guy, Mickeal Reynolds. Here is a film, Garbage warrior, about his story, and battle against Babylon:



I have friends who build those in Senegal, and who is building one in Dordogne, France as a participatory project. It's going to be great!



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