From: United Kingdom
18/10/2017 - 05/06/2028
My name is Adam, I'm 23 years old, and from Scotland. I’m a friendly, outgoing, and open-minded person who loves a good conversation and sharing stories!
I like to keep active, be sociable and spend most of my free time outdoors. I enjoy walking, camping, cycling, playing music, and repairing and riding old motorcycles. I’m also a keen sailor in both dinghies -and recently- in larger yachts.
I've spent most of my life within the community of a small countryside village, however have just moved back home after living in the city of Glasgow during the last 4 years at University.
While studying for my degree -in Civil Engineering- I have had the opportunity to make friends with a wide range of interesting people, many of them travelling the world over from various cultures and backgrounds. (This has driven me -even more- to fulfil my lifetime ambition of seeing the world!)
Travelling to new places and experiencing the unique charms which each community and landscape has to offer is a great interest and love of mine, although I have never done so before on my own, so hope to meet lots of new people, and build some great friendships along the way!
I'm new to Workaway, but have been employed in a range of jobs over my life.
Below I've given a little description of each and some examples of things which i have experience in and i can help you with.
I am very practical, a fast learner, and will ask if I don’t know.
I love to learn new skills, share ideas, and am always happy to help!
For the last few years I have been involved in both very large and small scale construction sites, while on work placements and during the summer.
I've worked as part of a team on a regional hospital project for a global contracting firm, and also, as a labourer for various trades within a smaller building contracting firm. I've also been part of a self-led student team constructing a domestic scale wind turbine and solar power scheme from start to finished product.
The above has given me a good experience of management but in particular “hands on” building skills.
Some examples of activities within the building trade which I have gained a good understanding, and have practical experience of:
-Roofing (mainly slate & leadwork)
-Basic Joinery/woodwork (some friends and I have just completed the build of a wooden forest cabin)
-Operation of heavy machinery (Tele- handlers, Forklift-trucks, and Mini-diggers)
-Renewable Power (small scale wind and solar)
-Administration & baisic CAD
I have some experience of, but am very interested in, traditional building techniques and would like to learn more.
Rural Estate Handyman:
I've spent five months working on a local rural estate for the resident family, some tasks include:
-Animal Care & Handling (Horses, Sheep, Dogs and other pets.)
-Helping the family in their large house
I enjoy tinkering with vehicles and engines, completing most of my own repair work.
For 3 years during high school, and for a few weeks previous to writing this, I have worked in a busy local hotel, some of my tasks as a general kitchen/hotel assistant include:
-Washing pots and pans
Cidermaker (During 2018 & 2019 seasons):
Apple-picking, processing, and traditional Cidermaking.
I've spent one weeks work experience helping to teach in a local primary school.
I make musical whistles in various styles. Recently I co-organised and led a weekend youth group to make their own! Really enjoyed it and hope to have the opportunity to do something similar in the future.
Wooden boat repair and restoration.
In each of these workplaces I've always worked hard, and have always been asked to come back!
I believe good communication and that understanding each other is the key to a happy society. Other than English I can only speak very basic French, however this is something which I'm really hoping to improve upon in the immediate future!
I sing with my community choir and join in local musical sessions regularly, my current instruments are the whistle and a D/G Button Accordion. I'd love to hear what you're into, if you can play an instrument perhaps we could have a wee jam?
I am also becoming increasingly interested in self-sufficiency and permacultures, so any knowledge you could share would be greatly appreciated!
I look forward to meeting you :)
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