Agata

From: Poland

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Italy, Spain

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    Travel dates

    01/09/2018 - 31/12/2019

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  • Description

    UPDATE: I'M AVAILABLE FROM THE SECOND HALF OF NOVEMBER 2019 ONWARDS.
    My name is AGATA. I originally come from Poland but in recent years I have travelled and lived in different countries, including Austria, Portugal, Italy, Thailand, England, Wales and Spain.
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    At the moment I am based at a yoga retreat in the Polish mountains where I am assisting a vegan chef as a volunteer. I am looking for a place in the south of Europe where I could continue to spread the word on veganism and practice my skills while cooking vegetarian and vegan food. I am also open to long-term job offers.
    I also need some space to do some online work, as I am a blogger and write for a Travel website so while choosing a place to stay the reliable Internet connection is my priority.
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    This year I finished a 3-month Community Development Programme in Ibiza in a beautiful, totally eco- and fully sustainable experiential centre of Casita Verde. Please, see the website: www.casitaverde.com
    From January to April 2019 I lived within a small community, did all the activities it brings along, attended workshops and learnt a great deal about eco healthy sustainable living, using resources, up-cycling, recycling and veganism. We specialized in aloevera juices and carob syrup. Almonds, lemons and oranges were the main produce. I really enjoyed the eco-toilets workshop! (see my profile picture). I also learnt how to make hot compost and food forest. We also built a tiny house entirely of euro pallets!
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    I started my Workaway experience in Portugal in September 2014. Since then I have done many different international jobs including: chalet host and public area attendant in a ski resort in Austria, assistant centre manager for the Summer Language School at Clifton College in Bristol, marketing and communications coordinator, and office coordinator for a renovation company, housekeeper and many more. In the meantime I have also completed Therapist Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand and got the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification in England.
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    Definitely young at heart! Travelling and writing is my greatest passion.
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    Being totally fed up with hectic European lifestyle and awful destructive synthetic food I turned to vegetarian and vegan cooking. I am keen on slow food/ slow city movement. For that reason I'd rather not stay with the hosts who do not care about their diet and keep animals for meat.
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    I permanently crave some positive changes, creativity and ways of personal and spiritual development. I love the sea and the ocean, I meditate.
    I am fascinated with the holistic approach to human body. I am very much interested in alternative medicine and non-academic methods of healing, e.g. energy healing, sound healing, Bert Hellinger's family constellations etc....

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    COOKING
    At the moment I am expanding my skills at vegan cooking so that I can become an independent vegan cook afterwards. I am keen to cook vegetarian/ vegan food so I will be happy to help in preparing plant based meals.
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    GARDENING/ SUSTAINABLE LIVING
    I have got experience of working on organic vegetable farms in Portugal, Italy and Spain.
    For the first 3 months of the year I lived with the Casita Verde sustainable and vegan community in Ibiza. I learnt a lot about sustainable living, eg. built an eco toilet and made hot compost. Also up cycled euro pallets for a tiny house build project. Please, check: www,casitaverde.com for details. I know how to use almond cracking machine and make lemon / orange juice in bulk quantities.
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    ENGLISH
    I can teach English to all age groups as I am a qualified EFL teacher ( I was teaching English as a Foreign language for many years back in Poland).
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    ANIMAL CARE
    Most of my previous hosts had dogs (and/or cats) and I was keen to look after them. In one place I stayed specifically for taking care of the dogs and being a midwife for Bella, the mum and her 7 puppies being born next to me;) What a lovely experience!
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    WRITING
    I write travel blogs and have recently started my own website in Polish: www.nigdyzapozno.pl
    My Facebook fanpage: Nigdy za późno
    I post pictures and recommendations about places on Trip Advisor (I'm a top contributor).
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    MANUAL WORKS
    I love arts & crafts-I restore old items, sand / paint /decoupage them. I have renovated a lot of wooden furniture, both for myself and my previous hosts in Portugal and Italy. (Please, check my references below).
    I'm keen on up-cycling and have fun giving a new life to old stuff. I am not afraid of using a hammer or an electric drill.
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    HOUSEHOLD CHORES
    I can help with the housekeeping but wouldn't like it to be my main activity while I'm workawaying. At this stage I will be happy to learn and contribute in a more meaningful way.
    If we decide to do some housework, I DON'T MIND cooking, ironing, vacuuming or organizing (de-cluttering-I'm actually good at it) but I HATE window and bathroom cleaning so I'm sure we can compromise on that;)
    I AM NOT INTERESTED IN BABY- SITTING ( I have put it in capitals on purpose as many workaway hosts get in touch to ask me for a child care, which I am not very fond of. It also means that they haven't read my profile at all...)
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    IF YOU ARE WILLING TO OFFER PAYMENT I AM READY TO RELOCATE AND MANAGE YOUR HOSPITALITY / RETREAT PLACE OR TAKE UP A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORK.

  • Languages spoken

    English, Polish, a little bit of Italian, Spanish in progress...

  • Age

    42

  • Nationality

    Polish

  • What else ...

    I am curious and open-minded with a lot of interest in humans, culture, geography and nature.
    As a university graduate, I still crave for more experience and personal development.
    People find me trustworthy and reliable.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      My diet is mostly vegan and gluten-free.

    • Special dietary requirements
      No meat, gluten and cow's milk. I try to be vegan but I am not super strict and don't mind occasional organic egg or goat cheese. For that reason I would prefer my hosts to be vegetarian and vegan too.

Photos

A tiny house build project in Ibiza last April.
Driftwood creativity:)
I love driftwood and making it useful again. My latest arts & crafts result.
My latest creativity result:)
My eco-toilet workshop in Casita Verde, Ibiza
Tongariro Crossing, NZ
Wood carving, Bali
My decoupage.
Monkey Forest, Bali
After ...
My artwork on a wooden board (decoupage).
My flat which I decorated myself.

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