Natural builder and designer based out of Costa Rica with over 10 years of building experience.
Working with a variety of natural building techniques to best suit each project, I am passionate about creating beautiful and healthy spaces in harmony with our natural surroundings.
I am an industrial design engineer with a masters in Sustainable Building from Oxford Brookes University in the UK and have trained in natural building both in Costa Rica as well as in the United States. I have been immersed in the natural building world ever since I was a kid as my grandparents dedicated a large part of their lives restoring old adobe houses and whenever possible my brothers and I were knee deep in mud.
I currently specialize in design and supervision of natural building projects as well as training local building crews in natural building techniques.
I’ve offered and hosted a variety of workshops in natural building as well as cob oven building.
List of projects:
2011 La Cascada Cottage: 150m2 timber frame cabin
2014 Secret Garden master plan – 2 Ha. A mixed used urban development including residential, retail, adventure park and events center.
2015 Casa Quetzalcoatl: 180m2 Superadobe home consisting of nine domes.
2018 Casa Finca Remedio: 70m2 Superadobe home in Puerto Rico
2018 Classroom for eco-community Pachamama: 80m2 of earthen plasters
2019 Casa Buho: Over 100m2 of earthen plaster walls
2019 Brave earth: 150m2 earthen floor for a ceremonial Maloca
2019 Punta Mona volunteer village: Design of 4 bunk houses, communal kitchen, composting bathroom unit and shower unit. Over 100m2
2020 Casa Bettina: 130m2 timber frame, bamboo and wattle and daub walls
2021 Casa Delgado Carvajal: Consultant on the Restoration of a national heritage adobe house.
2021 Casa Manzano: 115m2 timber frame and Superadobe home
2021 Casazul: 150m2 timber frame and wattle and daub walls
2021 Sol Center bamboo temple: 112m2 earthen floor
Over 35 cob ovens in Costa Rica
4 Cob oven workshops
1 Natural building workshop