Erik Ouwehand - Curaçao
My name is Erik, I am 60 years and worked as a director in mental health care. At this moment I am remodeling my home. I am doing everything myself with the help of my wife and daughter. I am fortunate to have such a lovely team to help me. We have built a swimming pool, an apartment and a palapa. I always try to reuse wood and materials and never throw anything away that could come in handy in the future. I am not a professional builder, but I am proud of what we have achieved so far. It feels amazing to dive in a pool that we made ourselves.
As for the handyman challenge, I have worked a lot with children and adults with autism. The rocking chair that I am building has the purpose of feeling like a home in a home, that is comfy and relaxing and would be a perfect chair for them.