Originally from the UK, David has had various careers ranging from schoolteacher, computer software engineer, homeopath, university lecturer, tai chi teacher, graphic designer, builder, volunteer firefighter and most recently owner and operator of a vegetarian restaurant/coffee shop in rural Newfoundland. At heart he is a designer and engineer. He has maintained a healthy interest in architecture throughout his life. He is also an ardent environmentalist with interests in ecological building design. These passions came to fruition when the opportunity arose, with his wife, to design and build their own eco-house house in Newfoundland. His interest in building design, social justice issues and awareness of the lack of affordable housing led him to help set up Otter Housing Association.
Otter Housing Association
Our mandate is to promote access to green affordable housing through planning, development, construction and operation within Newfoundland and Labrador’s rural communities.