Uncle Mud – Natural Building Chieftain

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Episode 22. Who is your tribe? Is there a “community” of people already out there that would love what you do? Could you create one by scratch? Chris Mcclellan (better known as “Uncle Mud”) has a special skill in finding and bringing together easy-going, like-minded individuals to create spectacular structures out of mud and junk lying around. Though he started out a business owner of a computer company, a life threatening situation made him rethink what his priorities were. Now, he travels the world, and has the world travel to visit him to learn his techniques in natural building. What would it be like to design your life around an ideal lifestyle versus around an income number? Listen Now! Find more about Uncle Mud: http://www.unclemud.com/ Support him here: https://www.patreon.com/unclemudLike and Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unclemud/ Find out the business events secrets for growing and strengthening ANY company: http://brianjpombo.com/secrets/ Full Transcript Uncle Mud: One of the things about having a midlife crisis and I would say a heart attack is a midlife crisis. If you survive it is that we were able to like reassess what we wanted to do, and start planning for a better outcome for our Podcast Intro: If you're someone who refuses to go along to get along, if you question whether the status quo was good enough for you and your family. If you want to leave this world better off than you found it and you consider independence a sacred thing. You may be a prepper, a gardener, a homesteader, a survivalist, or a farmer or rancher, an environmentalist or a rugged outdoorsman.We are here to celebrate you whether you're looking to improve your maverick business or to find out more about the latest products and services available to the weekend rebel.From selling chicken eggs online, to building up your food storage or collecting handmade soap. This show is for those who choose the road less traveled the road to self-reliance for those that are living a daring adventure, life off the grid. Brian: Uncle Mud aka Chris McLellan raises free range organic children in the wilds of suburbia, in Ohio, building houses and pizza ovens and wood stoves with mud and junk is his way of sharing the can do spirit he writes teaches workshops and hosts a mud pit and DIY building demonstrations at fairs across the US. The rocket mass heaters and his double wide dropped his heating bill from nearly $1,000 per month for propane to less than $75 per year. Your results may vary but this guy is happy. Follow him on patreon.com/UncleMud or facebook.com/UncleMud. Uncle Mud, welcome to the Off The Grid Biz Podcast. Uncle Mud: Thank you very much. Brian: Well then besides just what we heard in your bio, tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. Uncle Mud: I like to play in the mud. Found a great job where I get to be a kid and go like to summer camp. And do an artist residency program were we get kids like as young as seven, an impact driver and have them help us build a tree house or have them help us. Make a pizza oven that they have a pizza party for their parents. And later, they come to visit, we get all muddy and then go jump in the lake and then do it again, it's great fun. But it also kind of illustrates the divide between what a person can do and what we feel like we're encouraged to do, we're kind of encouraged to leave things to the experts and go buy something rather than make it and that just doesn't sit well with a lot of the kids that I work with. And doesn't sit well with me. So we just have on build our sense of ourselves. Brian: Sure. That's great. How did you get to here? What's your life story up to this point? Uncle Mud: So when I was kid in high school and broke my leg. And I like to build forts in the woods and, and electric little electric cars and things like that. And my dad bought me a copy of Lloyd Kahn's book Shelter.

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