Simon is from Ireland. He worked in IT and as an outdoor activities instructor before, eight years ago, making a career in the superyacht industry. Simon bought a plot of land in Cape Town at the beginning of 2015 on which he will build his own home. He came to the Academy to learn the woodworking skills he needs for its construction and to make fittings and furniture. Once the house is complete Simon will run a furniture making business and coffee shop from his new home.