I'm currently living in a carriage in a countryside neighboorhood in switzerland. We have a little permaculture garden and a small Workshop, mostly for woodworking, where I do many different things, e.g. solar-dryers and compost toilet.
I'm a R&D engineer in Robotics, mostly mechanics, but not working on it at the moment. I'm about to finish an education as a Vision Quest Guide and am doing Nature Trekkings with main Focus on Nature Connection, awareness and Group Dynamics.
Besides that I'm very interested in Natural Building, having some experience with clay and mud and woodworking.
I'like being outdoors, hiking & trekking and being, (re-)learning more and more about the harmony of nature and from time to time enjoying fun sports like surfing, climbing, snowboarding or beachvolleyball.
I have a Vision of travelling between and thus connecting different Ecovillages and contribute what I can with my technical skills, do nature-connection-work, medicine-wheel Coaching and Vision Quests with the ecovillagers and their guests and learn ever more about communal living...
Primary interests: Social (Trust & Communication); Culture (Vision & Purpose, Nature Connection, Wisdom & Innovation); Ecology (Green Building, Seeds, Food & Soil, Renewable Energy & Transport, Ecosystem Restoration)
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A Vision quest has its origins in the Tradition of the northern american Indians and was part of the culture of most ingigenous People. The Vision Quest, as it is perfomed more and more these days in our culture, was developped by Steven Foster and Meredith Little in the 1970ies. It's not an simple imitation of an indian ritual. Foster and Little took three important elements of the indigenous practice and created a new form of Vision Quest from it: 1.The Methods fasting, being alone in the … Read more
A composting toilet is a simple, watersaving and logical alternative to the water closet we know. No need for a water supply, no sewers and no sewage treatment necessary. For me it's even a very practical way to become a part again in the ecological live-cycle of soil-plant-food-digestion-soil. The instructions provided in the instructables link is for a composting toilet with internal composting container. Another solution would be to construct a simpe box with a hole and a lid with a … Read more
Freshly crushed oats not only taste a lot better, they are also more healthy because there's no time for nutritients to oxydize. And it's also fun to do, especially children love it. This oat crusher can be made of only recycled materials. If you speak german, I recommend the leaflet "Einfälle statt Abfälle - Die Müsliquetsche" distributed by "Packpapier Verlag", which contains very detailed instructions. The detailed description you'll find if you follow the link contains all the … Read more
Solardörrer sind eine einfache und effektive Art, mit Sonnenkraft Früchte, Gemüse und Kräuter zu trocknen. Dieser kompakte Solardörrer ist im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Modellen sehr handlich und lässt sich mit wenigen Handgriffen demontieren und braucht dann kaum noch Platz, z.B. im Winterlager. Optional kann der Dörrer mit drei 100W Glühbirnen ausgestattet und so mit Strom betrieben werden. Die Grundidee für diesen Dörrer stammt aus dem Buch "Sun Works Solar Food Dryer" von Eben … Read more
Made mostly of spare wood, this dryer costs almost nothing in materials. You need some woodworking skills to build it the way it's described here, with swallowtail joints and the like, but there's ways to simplify it. You'll find detailed step by step instructions with all the necessary measures on instructables.com just follow the webiste link. … Read more