Frankreich, Italien, Spanien
10.04.2020 - 01.10.2020
unterwegs auf Reisen
Hi, my name is Richard. I used to work as a management consultant, but I now mainly focus on writing and private teaching of logical reasoning and applied philosophy.
I have a love for historic buildings and estates, and I enjoy assisting with developing and/or maintaining lovely places in return for getting the opportunity to draw inspiration from the setting for my writings.
WHAT I CAN OFFER
From previous volunteering projects, I gained experience with, for example, mowing, weeding, wall tiling, plastering, painting. I also learned how to think more like an engineer by assisting experts.
I enjoy simple tasks as long as there is some variety to it, including flexibility in working hours. I equally enjoy jobs that are more enticing and involve cooperation, such as decorating, landscaping, or structuring any kind of information/materials. Those I can certainly do on set hours.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR
During working hours, I tend to have my full attention on your project. Outside of those hours, I prefer to focus on my own. That works best when I have facilities that allow me both privacy and some inspiration.
I’m sociable by nature and enjoy conversations, but I’ve also learned that it takes me a while to get into a writing mode afterward. I like to join you for lunch on workdays and the occasional diner together, but other meals I’d like to prepare and eat in my own quarter(s).
Most people consider me an enthusiastic, reliable and well-paced worker. Although I'm not highly experienced in manual labor, I’m usually a fast learner.
As a guest/neighbor, I’m organized and quiet, and I prefer to spend my time among people who share those characteristics.
I thoroughly enjoy conversations with the aim of exchanging viewpoints, including underlying beliefs, rather than to convince.
I have a few months of allround experience in gardening and construction. This ranges from tiling to organizing to painting to weeding to feeding animals. I'm comfortable with almost all animals and enjoy their presence very much.
I generally like all sorts of activities or games. One thing I like to do in particular is playing a round of golf every now and then.
I prefer to eat meals that include organic meat/fish a few times a week.