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Welcome Chris Magwood author Making Better Buildings

 
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Photo Source: Chris Magwood website

This week Chris Magwood will be joining us to answer our questions about natural building materials and techniques.

There will be 4 copies of his book Making Better Buildings up for grabs.

Chris will be popping into the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, i.e. the green building forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please make Chris feel welcome.
 
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Posts in this thread won't count, but please make Chris feel welcome.

Welcome Chris! Your book looks very interesting. I do not have a construction background (I'm a biologist), but I am increasingly interested in green building techniques and would like to gain experience. I'm looking forward to the natural plaster video. If a person became skilled in natural plastering and enamored with it, how tricky is it to find people who want to hire you to plaster their homes?
 
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Welcome to Permies.com Chris...

I think that you are going to find that there are some really nice folks here.

Happy to have another natural building enthusiast here, especially one with your level of expertise.

Best of luck with your kickstart project. Looks like it will fly.

Kind regards,

Christopher
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Welcome Chris. I've been excited to read about Green Building over the last year. It's not only better for the environment, but it truly makes sense for people to make better use of what nature gives to them practically for free (with good care and stewardship of course).
 
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Welcome, Chris! Very much looking forward to your dvds - I highly encourage everyone who is interested in this beautiful craft to take a look: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strangefamilia/the-art-and-science-of-natural-plaster
 
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Welcome Chris! I'm eager to receive your insights and thank you!
 
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Great to see your book Chris...I'm very interested in alternative building materials and your book looks like a winner.
Alternative building materials equal freedom from mortgage masters...
Thanks Chris

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Yup, looking forward to checking out your work Chris.
Have you got a copy for Lloyed Alter (head noggin') over at Treehugger.com to review?
 
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Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Welcome, Chris! Very much looking forward to your dvds - I highly encourage everyone who is interested in this beautiful craft to take a look: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strangefamilia/the-art-and-science-of-natural-plaster



Welcome you Chris!

I'm sure you'll find yourself among friends who share your ideals...

Like Jennifer I would like to share the kickstarter link and encourage people to visit and make a pledge...
 
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Welcome, Chris. Thanks for joining us!
 
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a most hearty welcome to you Chris!

having just spent an hour on your website - looking at your "sustainable building projects" AND your excellent music critic tastes, I am freshly inspired for my own not-so-far-in-the-future home-building project. . .small & self-built with friends is my dream, with appropriate soundtracks to keep us all moving in our tasks!

((Django Django, and their first karmic incarnation The Beta Band will most definitely be a feature - as will many others you list - we both have great taste, heh.))

while I'm putting every penny towards my own land/building project just now, rest assured I will be doing the "promo" alternative, and helping spread your kickstarter amongst my peoples.

all the best!
 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 2 winners.

Kevin Young
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D. Logan

Congratulations Kevin and D!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
 
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Wonderful! I still remain curious to the topic of my post that won me the book. Even so, I am very pleased to have won it and look forward to what I am sure is going to be an excellent read. Thank you!
 
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The book arrived yesterday and is phenomenal! 432 pages ignoring the index of superb information. It is broken down into aspects and subdivided by material with both a visual indicator of the important aspects and a longer explanation prefaced with a word or two indicating the same thing as the visual graph. Very easy to understand and full of little details and tips I wasn't expecting. Having done a fair bit of research into home design for my own future plans, I have to say this is a book I never knew I needed, but am now certain I couldn't plan effectively without! Excellent work on the part of Chris Magwood.
 
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