Eddie Yap wrote:Hi everyone!
I am Eddie from Malaysia. I am currently 30 years old and in the juncture of crafting my lifestyle and career that involved in Sustainable living. I graduated in Civil Engineering 5 years ago, however during that time I didn't think much about future and don't feel like what I have studied was implemented in my work and still searching for life direction.
During this 5 years, I did working and holiday in Australia for a year. Worked as a Civil Engineer for 1 year and I did even switched my career to Finance and worked in Finance for two and half years. These few years of exploration got me think seriously what I should do for the rest of my life. I started to aware about environmental issues 2 years back after I started to read and learn more about environmental issues and it was that period I started to learned more about sustainable living, so I started to gain more interest in natural building, organic farming.
After that, I started to volunteer in organic farm and last year I went to Chiang Mai to attend Natural Building Course in Pun Pun. In order to start something small, currently I am involved in a small project to turn my mom's house backyard (Tiny space) into small vegetable garden using Ecobrick and Cob to make the raised bed.
I am a very hand on person and I am serious to build my career in natural building. I want to learn the skillset and help others and myself to build natural building. I am ready to get myself to become a builder if there is an opportunity. However, I am worried with my financial situation, as I have some financial commitments (not a big amount but still an amount that I need to worry if I am jobless for 1 year or more). Meanwhile, natural building is not so popular in my hometown at the moment. Attending courses will be quite costly and volunteering without any income will be worrying for my case.
Sorry if it is a bit overwhelmed but I am sincerely would like to seek advices from everyone on what should I do at this point, how natural builder earn money and how to get more exposure in natural building. Thank you so much for your time and looking forward to hear your thoughts.