Eugen Straeuli


Eugen Straeuli
Plot 14, "Treading Lightly"

I was born In Natal and did my schooling in Wartburg.

After completing a year in the army I went to University of Pretoria where I completed a MSc in Maths. A bursary allowed me to do a PhD in Maths Zurich. Subsequently, I took up my post at UP and then soon moved on to Vista University in Mamelodi and then Zwide in PE . When Vista was incorporated I joined what is now Nelson Mandela University. I was manager in various positions up to level of Dean from 1992. I retired in Dec 2018.

I played a variety of sports until injuries curtailed this, including playing rugby at international level for Switzerland.

I have a passion for teaching and otherwise my main interest is in ‘spiritual pursuit’.

I joined Honeyville because I intend making as small a “footprint” as possible on Mother Earth and hopefully being part of a community which can serve as an example that it is possible to live life in a different paradigm to the one ” out there”.

I have a lovely spot on the farm and live in a renovated farm worker’s home. The original 7x4m room has been doubled in size with a sunroom whose 3 walls are 4 old wooden sliding doors. The bathroom is a room with a view. The original idea was to use only recycled material or material which is on the farm or local for the home. To a large extent John (Barrett) made this possible.

I hope to contribute to the Honeyville community in any way that may be needed. In the community surrounding Honeyville I will get involved in the local schools popularizing and teaching Maths (scholars and teachers) as well as being part of a national mentoring scheme for headmasters.