Julian Faulkner is the co-founder and CEO of Small Earth Ltd. He has worked extensively in residential and commercial environmental design and has a wealth of experience in creating sustainable environments for communities both in the UK and abroad. In 2005 he trained in Cal Earth “Super Adobe” construction, a rammed-earth technology pioneered by the Iranian-born architect Nader Khalili.
With Small Earth’s Janos Bozo and Cal Earth journeyman Hooman Fazly, he constructed the first Super Adobe building in Europe for The Philippe Rothier Foundation pour L’Architecture in Brussels.
In 2006 he took Small Earth to Nepal where he designed and built an eco-village creating over 50 domes to house orphaned street children, their carers and staff. Less challenging but equally useful he built the first Super Adobe composting toilet in the UK at the Pestolozzi International Village in Sussex and more recently completed an earth form amphitheatre and contoured playscape incorporating the UK’s largest earth dome complex at Hounslow Heath Infants’ School in West London.
Hungarian born landscape artist, Janos Bozo, has lived and worked in the UK for 12 years during which time he has contributed to some of Small Earth’s most engaging and challenging projects.
In 2005, with Julian Faulkner and Hooman Fazley, he built the first Super Adobe earth dome in Europe for The Philippe Rothier Foundation pour L’Architecture in Brussels
Shortly after he went to Kathmandu, Nepal as part of the Small Earth team that constructed an eco-village creating over 50 domes to house orphaned street children, their carers and staff.
More recently he worked in West London on Small Earth's playdome and contoured playscape at Hounslow Heath Infants’ School.
Susie Faulkner is the co-founder of Small Earth Ltd.
Since 2003 she has used her extensive knowledge and expertise in the cultivation of organic produce to support the Permaculture element of many of Small Earth’s projects, taking a leading role in the overseeing of all our planting and soft landscaping schemes.
With the company's recent move to the Thresholds Centre in Shropshire, Susie is now planning the development of the site as a Permaculture-based, self-supporting, residential training centre for rammed earth building workshops as well as managing much of the administrative side of the business.
Hungarian born Lajos Macsar trained with Small Earth in 2006 in Kathmandu, Nepal and has since taken a pivotal role in the management of many of our build sites. Following the completion of the Nepalese project in the early summer of 2007, he lead a two dome build in Rishikesh, in the Himalayan foothills in northern India.
In August 2007, Small Earth were asked to build dome accommodation for an orphanage in Zimbabwe. In a partnering project with UK charity NEST, Lajos worked first in Mudzi and then on to Zimunya where he lead several team builds over a 5 week period.
More recently he used his skill and journeyman experience to complete an earth form amphitheatre and contoured playscape incorporating the UK’s largest earth dome complex at Hounslow Heath Infants’ School in West London.
He is currently working on our Talking Circle programme, leading community builds in schools across the UK.
Chris has worked in and around the construction industry for nearly 30 years. His first introduction to rammed earth technology was through Small Earth's work in Nepal; this led to him becoming directly involved with our UK projects, including the Hounslow Heath playscape amongst others.
He has worked professionally as a facilitator since 1995, specialising in arts-based training in the corporate sector and he has been an associate of The Henley Business School since 1997. Chris is a keen advocate of community engagement and uses his extensive knowledge and expertise in this area to provide access for locally based businesses and their employees to make effective contributions to Small Earth's community build projects.