i am a builder living on Oahu, Hawaii. i would like to do some traveling over the summer and would like to help folks build their projects, bartering for services. i currently live on an organic farm here where i have constructed a water catchment system, solar food drier, composting toilet and maintained the property. some of my skills include drawing in perspective (blueprints), custom woodworking, masonry, tile and all the basics: forms, framing and finish. working with reclaimed/ re-purposed materials is something i enjoy. maybe you know of some people who have the pieces of the puzzle, they just need some help putting it all together. here’s some more about my experience, originally from new england (born in salem ma.) my dad and grandfather built their own houses. i got started around 6th grade (47 years old now). back east there are lots of bob villa types. i was fortunate to work with some real masters. here in Hawaii, i have done lots of custom jobs; cabinetry, tile, spiral stairs… i have built two 10×12 houses here on rented land and have developed my own designs for others. the code for requiring a building permit here is 150sqft. also, structures in trees are not in need of permits… (i would love to get my hands on a treehouse project). mahalo for all you hard work and all of the ideas.
i could provide photos of my recent projects i someone were interested.
a hui ho aloha.
Scott M. Haines
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