Sam Vivers

Sam Vivers

Sam Vivers

Director, Viva Living Homes – www.vivahomes.com.au

• Environmental straw bale building company
• Bachelor of Economics (Agriculture)
• Diploma in Building
• Licensed Builder and Supervisor
• Master Builder with Master Builder’s Association
• Cert IV – Training & Assessing
• Certified Carpenter
• Building Thermal & Assessment Course (Australian energy rating course)
• Committee Member of Australasian Straw Bale Building Association (Ausbale) 5 years+
• Member of Earth Building Assoc of Australia (EBAA)
• Has run straw bale demonstrations at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Day for over 8 years
• Straw bale building course (TAFE accredited) to builders, owner builders, engineers, architects and councils

Experience:
• 23 years+ building homes. 19 years straw bale & earth homes, started in the year 2000, building one of Australia’s first straw bale homes
• Built 3 of his own straw bale and earth homes. Lives in a straw bale home
• Built 50+ straw bale and earth complete homes for clients.